Monthly Archives: February 2012

Celebrating Social Enterprise – Event Synopsis

Thank you to everyone for making this such an enjoyable day.  Party games, party food, decorations and great folk made for a fun event. Many thanks to EYC for the venue and delecious eats. A synopsis of the day can be … Continue reading

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MSEN, VAM & VCM EGM Thursday 22nd March at 4.00 pm at New Elgin & Ashgrove Public Hall

I attach a calling notice for an Extraordinary General Meeting which will be held on Thursday March 22nd (please download below).  The calling notice provides all the details and background towards forming a new organisation called Third Sector Interface (TSI) … Continue reading

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Community Food Moray FREE TRAINING for CARERS

Community Food Moray have free places on the: REHIS – Food and Health course for CARERS OF Adults with learning disabilities If you know anyone who would be interested in attending this please let Jo know – (first come basis) … Continue reading

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Santander Social Exchange Award – £5000 – Deadline 7th March

Santander Social Exchange Award The Santander Social Enterprise Exchange Award aims to support social enterprises that are looking to partner, replicate or share knowledge with other social enterprises in order to grow their social and environmental impact. The Exchange Award … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds in Scotland Conference – Wednesday 14 March 2012

Wednesday 14 March 2012, The Elim Centre, Glasgow With austerity measures and Westminster budget cuts affecting The Scottish Government, Scotland’s local authorities and public bodies, there will be an inevitable reduction in spending on public services. With Social Impact Bond … Continue reading

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Community Benefit Clauses – Social Enterprise Scotland latest!

Description Just as consumers are increasingly aware that they can achieve more for their money by investing ethically or purchasing fair trade products, so public bodies must engage in strategic procurement to add value for the communities they serve. By … Continue reading

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Boost your leadership skills and career

Starting in February 2012, the Leading Growth Leadership Programme will help you to progress your career as a third sector manager and leader. With support and insight from peers and Social Enterprise Academy tutors you will build your confidence and … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there more older social entrepreneurs? by Madeleine Gabriel

UnLtd’s Madeleine Gabriel explores why older people are less likely to start social enterprises At UnLtd – admittedly perhaps predictably – we’ve taken the view that social entrepreneurs might have some of the answers. Our programmes Engage (in England) and … Continue reading

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Report: Business Support for Social Enterprises – The Findings

Business Support for Social Enterprises Report by Gordon Allison, Paul Braidford, Maxine Houson, Fred Robinson and Ian Stone. Policy Research Group, University of Durham, October 2011 This document reports on research done over the course of a year, with different … Continue reading

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Well worth a read! Independent review of Scotland’s procurement process.

Using Our Buying Power to Benefit Scotland: Independent review of Scotland’s procurement process. The review, published by the Jimmy Reid Foundation, breaks down the funding process in Scotland and suggests system reform. Access documents here.

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