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Connecting and Strengthening Social Enterprise in Glasgow

Welcome to our monthly e-newsletter! 

Inside this month:
  • Eco Drama are recruiting trustees
  • Culinary Ability Awards are recruiting
  • Project Ability present a new exhibition
  • Govanhill Swims Again
  • ESF Funds are now open!
  • Integrated Grant Fund - Fairer Glasgow Fund Consultation
  • Glasgow Makes Connections Event
  • Social Enterprise - Adding Value to Public Sector Contracts Event
  • Meet the Buyer 2017 - Supplier Development Programme
  • Just Enterprise Workshops - Glasgow
  • PAMIS Presents Grand Central Glitz!
  • Evaluation of Scotland's Third Sector Interface Network Model and Voluntary Action Scotland
  • Youth Enterprise Review
  • Community Budgeting
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Elizabeth McKenna
Network Manager
Glasgow Social Enterprise Network
Mobile:  07584 422775

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elizabeth.mckenna@gsen.org.uk
 
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GSEN is a membership network of Greater Glasgow social enterprise leaders who believe that social enterprise can transform the economic, environmental, social, and cultural life of Glasgow.

By supporting, promoting and developing social enterprise we aim to create an environment in Glasgow in which social enterprise is able to flourish.















 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
GSEN Member News

Eco Drama are recruiting for up to two new Trustees

Eco Drama is expanding its Board of Directors, seeking up to two passionate Trustees with some existing knowledge and understanding of our work. 
Please click here for the full job description and details on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2017

Culinary Ability Awards are recruiting!

Culinary Ability Awards are currently recruiting 15 learners who want to achieve a level 4 qualification in cooking, so if you know someone who may be interested, please do get in touch at hello@culinaryabilityawards.com.

Read more here.

The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World

This exhibition explores the artwork of six emerging artists from the West Midlands. The artists were mentored and supported in the development of new contexts and avenues for their individual creative practices. Acclaimed award winning artist, and great friend of Project Ability, Tanya Raabe-Webber, has been mentor for the artists and is also the guest curator for this colourful exhibition.

Dates: 21 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
Preview: N/A
Location: Project Ability Gallery, Trongate 103, G1 5HD
Admission: Free


Read more here.

Govanhill Swims Again – learn to swim at Govanhill Baths

After 16 years of struggle, the teaching pool at the Baths opens this month for lessons for children from babies to 5 years. All classes are delivered in small groups, allowing the teacher to focus on the learners and tailor the lesson accordingly. 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 lessons may be available on request.

Chair of Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Alan Walsh, said:

“We are delighted to announce the re-opening of the teaching pool, its only one step on the way but we can finally say that we are swimming again in Govanhill. We would like to thank all of our friends and supporters who played their part in reaching this historic milestone.”

The pool will also be available for private hire and pool parties. For further information email Car swimming@govanhilbaths.com or download the leaflet Learn to Swim – Leaflet – 2017-01 – FINAL

Funding
ESF Funds are now open!

The ESF Social Innovation Fund and the Social Economy Growth Fund are now open for applications. The deadline for round 1 is 5pm on 17th February.

Find out more:

Social Innovation Fund

Social Economy Growth Fund

Scottish Govt will be hosting sessions for applicants to help with any questions.

Integrated Grant Fund - Fairer Glasgow Fund Consultation

As part of its consideration of proposals for the Integrated Grant Fund, Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee agreed to create a “Fairer Glasgow Fund”. The primary purpose of this Fund will be to help organisations who wish to develop proposals around community asset transfers as the relevant parts of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 come into force.

This short survey seeks your views on a number of questions and areas so that we are able to outline the focus for the Fund and achieve maximum impact with the resources available. We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this short survey and expect that it should take you no longer than 10 minutes.

This survey should be completed online, however paper copies may be available on request from jackie.henderson@glasgow.gov.uk

Job Opportunities
Events and Training
Glasgow Makes Connections - 26th January 2017, 9.30-4pm
 
Glasgow Makes Connections gives your community organisation free access to funders, funding information and support agencies. The day is primarily intended for small community groups and groups working with Black Minority Ethnic communities, but it is open for anyone from a voluntary or community organisation - staff or Board Members - to attend.

There will be presentations from funders, with invaluable advice and tips on making funding applications. Capacity-building support agencies will also be available to advise on the practical help and support that is available to your organisation, so you can find out from the experts about committee skills, roles and responsibilities, governance structures - and much, much more!

And the main feature of the day is a marketplace of funders and advice agencies. Meet the people who assess the funding applications, and the staff who really know how to get projects up and running. Get face to face with the experts, and find out more about the options for growth that are available to your organisation!

The deadline for booking is Friday January 20th 2017, 9.30-4pm in Glasgow City Chambers. Go direct to the bookings page at
https://glasgowmakesconnections.eventbrite.co.uk or call 07415 652 522 for more information.
Social Enterprise – Adding Value to Public Sector Contracts Event - South Lanarkshire

Senscot is currently working in collaboration with South Lanarkshire Council, Ready for Business, VASLAN and the Supplier Development Programme to hold an awareness raising event to demonstrate the added value that social enterprises can bring to public sector contract delivery.

‘Social Enterprise – Adding Value to Public Sector Contracts’ will also examine the challenges involved in becoming ‘tender ready’ and look at some of practical aspects of delivering community benefits. The event will take place in Hamilton on 16th February and further details are available here.

Meet the Buyer 2017 - Supplier Development Programme

Bookings are open for the Supplier Development Programme annual Meet the Buyer event on the 8th June 2017 at Hampden Park, with numerous public sector exhibitors also signed up.

To guarantee your place at the event you can register now on our website. If you are not a Scottish SME or third sector organisation you are still able to attend this event but you will need to book your place by emailing at info@sdpscotland.co.uk

Just Enterprise Workshops - Glasgow

There are a number of Just Enterprise workshops coming up in Glasgow over the next few months 

  • What is Social Enterprise - 12 January 2017
  • Branding & Marketing - 15 February 2017
  • Cashflow Planning - 15 February 2017
  • Legal Structures - 15 March 2017
  • Planning & Delivery - 15 March 2017
They are free and you can find out more information on our website. 
PAMIS Presents Grand Central Glitz!

Join PAMIS on February the 25th in Glasgow for the red carpet event of 2017! Where better to hold a glitzy event in the centre of Glasgow than Grand Central Hotel which has entertained most of the world’s leading politicians, from JFK to Winston Churchill and Hollywood superstars including Laurel and Hardy and Frank Sinatra?

Drinks reception on arrival followed by a 3 course dinner in the beautifully restored ball room.

Read more and book your place here.

Other News
Evaluation of Scotland’s Third Sector Interface Network Model and Voluntary Action Scotland

This evaluation was carried out by independent consultants Blake Stevenson and Arrivo Consulting. Alongside this report, the Scottish Government have provided a Communication and Engagement Plan detailing how this report will be used going forward, as part of a wider engagement looking at the future infrastructure of the third sector at a local level.

Executive Summary:

Main Report:

Communication and Engagement Plan:

Read more at Scottish Government.

Youth Enterprise Review

DYW Glasgow and City of Glasgow College present the Youth Enterprise Review - Closing Document.  In 2014, the Youth Employment Action Group recommended that youth enterprise should form a key component of employment-focused training. As a result, the Youth Enterprise Group was formed, consisting of young entrepreneurs who consulted with and heard evidence from key stakeholders. The Closing Document is the culmination of months of work.

Read more here.

Community Budgeting | Local Communities Decides

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership will be holding a series of Community Budgeting public engagement events to allocate some of our Area Budget funding for our Area Partnerships. These events also offer an opportunity for residents, community organisations, and partners to connect with each other and build community links.

Read more and find the dates in your area.

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