SE Sports Newsletter December 2019

Welcome to the December Sport SEN Newsletter.

Wishing all our Sport SEN’s members a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2020


The Senscot Conference ‘Community Wealth Building’ – the role for social and community enterprise’ was a great success.  Over 140 delegates attended and it was delivered in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance.  Find the keynote addresses on Community Wealth Building, and well done to Dragons’ Den winner – Giraffe Healthcare and Audience Prize winner – Rise Glasgow

– Walking Football Scotland Chair, Gary McLaughlin, winning the Sunday Mail/Sportscotland Local Hero Award, surrounded by the great and the good of Scottish sport at a star studded ceremony in Glasgow on 6th December.

Congratulations also to Gary’s fellow nominees Fraser Johnstone from the Falkirk Junior Bike Club and Aberdeen’s David Scott who leads the Fit Like Joggers group.

Scottish Government Consultation –
An open consultation through Scottish Government around Youth Justice. Providing a focus on impacts around cohesive communities and anti-social behaviour.

The first national standards for Scotland’s Youth Justice Services were published in 2002. In 2007 Audit Scotland published a performance update report which recommended that the Scottish Government should develop measures that capture performance and outcomes across the youth justice system. If this is of interest, views sought here Consultation

Have you noticed were are recruiting – SE and Sport Co-ordinator post, to facilitate and support the growing volume of activity amongst Sport SEN members, as well as liaising closely with sportscotland. The post is funded by sportscotland and Scottish Government

See full Application Pack.

Members News

Scotland All-Strong – are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant from Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Investment Fund for the delivery of movement, mindful relaxation and peer support to small groups of unpaid carers over the next six months. The programme will be delivered in partnership with PKAVS Carer’s Hub.

More details on the project here

Trust Rugby International
– a Scottish based registered charity with a national, international and intercultural remit. Founded in 2010, Trust Rugby International goal is to bring diverse individuals and communities together by using the game of rugby in all its’ forms. They have recently launched a new coaching and development programme including: Rugby skills, Fitness, Organisation, Knowledge, Nutrition, and Hydration.

Participants will earn an SVQ qualification at the end of the programme. The learning will be done via activity sessions and participant led workshops.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Stephen Main at

Cricket tackling social inclusion – Wicketz created and funded by Lord’s Taverners charity and delivered by Cricket Scotland, the initiative is supported by the community sports hub and Active Schools networks, Glasgow Caledonian University and Achieve More Scotland. It aims to use free cricket sessions to drive social inclusion and engagement in areas of deprivation. More here Wicketz

Projekt 42 – plans to bring a disused building in Leith back into operation, creating a hub for community sports. The charity has submitted an asset transfer request with the City of Edinburgh Council to take over the old Leith Links Pavilion.

The new Broomhouse Hub was officially opened last month. News this week that it has now been shortlisted for the Regeneration Project of the Year at the 2019 Scottish Property Awards Hub Opens

Partners News

The Changing Lives through sport and physical activity –The ‘National Funding event’ event took place on 21st November with an aim to support sports clubs and community organisations to better understand what investment-ready means for them, and to look at how to make successful funding applications based on social outcomes.

The event was developed and delivered by sportscotland, The Robertson Trust, Spirit of 2012, Scottish Government Active Scotland Division and the Scottish FA, all of whom are working to optimise the impact that sport and physical activity can have as a tool to intentionally achieve wider outcomes. sportscotland are now collating feedback following the event and will build on this into future work. If this is of interest please contact Pamela at sportscotland 

Active Stirling’s new outreach programme, Tee Times for Troops. Working closely with Combat Stress, a charity which provides support programmes and treatment for ex-service personnel suffering from mental ill health. More here Sportfirst

Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity (CLTSPA) – Hundreds of children in Cadder, north Glasgow, are getting more active through the introduction of fun, sporting sessions in their community.

The Inspiring Cadder programme by Achieve More Scotland and Young Movers (YoMo) Glasgow received £64,160 from the CLTSPA Activity Fund to provide a physical activity programme to children and young people aged 5 to 19.

Events and Resources

Funding Support – Senscot will be providing funding workshops early in 2020. These will be 1/2day workshops to help you maximise funding opportunities and to provide practical support and tools to submit successful applications. If you are interested in attending a workshop please get in touch with Rachel in the first instance.

Scottish Borders Community Learning Exchange – This community learning exchange will focus on rural social enterprise, employability and developing the young workforce in rural areas.

Organised in conjunction with Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber (SBSEC) and Senscot, the exchange will visit three social enterprises providing a range of best practice social enterprise activity. They will cover key areas of young people and employability, tourism, conservation, social care, community involvement and partnership working. Register here Eventbrite CLE

Comic Relief – Have created a useful guide for Sport for Change funding. It includes information about what makes a good project and a handy checklist for things you need to think about before applying for a grant. Guidance here Booklet

The Barracks Conference Centre has officially opened its doors in Stirling – Developed and managed by The Robertson Trust, the Barracks Conference Centre is now part of a thriving charity quarter in the Forthside area in Stirling, where a number of third sector organisations are already based.

Full details of the Barracks Conference Centre can be found here, including details about venue hire.

Jobs and Funding

Latest Jobs and Funding Opportunities can be found here:

Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter in January and Senscot bulletins also remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website.

Very best