Networking and Events

There are still spaces available for our upcoming training event –  An Introduction to the basics of Evaluation Training – on Wednesday 9th September 9.30 -12.30 am, via zoom. This is session has been especially tailored for our members by Evaluation Support Scotland.This 3-hour introductory session will help you get to grips with the basics of evaluation.

Along with fellow members of Angus Social Enterprise Network, you will gain an understanding of the different stages of the Evaluation Pathway. The session will get you thinking about how to embed evaluation within your practice so that it’s not a burdensome ‘added extra’ come reporting time.

Book your place here –  If you would like to find out more please email  

AngusSEN Network Event
It’s been a while since we have all been able to get together and a lot has happened over the past few months.  Please join us for a coffee and catch up on Tuesday 22nd September at 6.30pm -7.30pm.  It would be good to hear how you are all doing and to talk about how we can continue to support you moving forward.  Members will be contacted directly with a joining link. If you would like to have a chat before then, or have anything that you would like to talk about on the 22nd, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Angus SEN Procurement Skills Accelerator  
We recently hosted the Angus Procurement Skills Accelerator facilitated by P4P (Partnership for Procurement). The course covered an introduction to procurement and collaboration, Quick Quotes/Quick wins and finally Finding opportunities and Engaging with buyers.  We explored and registered for the Public Contract Scotland website and learned some really helpful and crucial hints and tips for getting the best out of the often intimidating world of procurement!  
For anyone unable to attend the training, but still an interest in public sector procurement– this blog written by Claire McLaughlin of P4P is for you!  

Bring Your Chat Online – Enterprising Young People

Smart Village Scotland and Rural youth Project are working on a project to design and build a digital platform for young people between 18 – 28 years, fully funded. The aim is to create a young enterprising community where they can find out about how to start a business or take forward a good innovative idea,  showcase their business, seek support and advice, collaborate and network.
They are holding an online chat to seek the ideas of the young people to see what they would want.  This event is open to young people from age 16 upwards, although the platform will be specifically be for ages 18-28 years.
Book your place

In Conversation With….
On 17th Sept, P4P will be launching a new series of monthly webinars, titled ‘In Conversation With…….’. The series will feature a range of voices from across our social enterprise community who are successfully collaborating with others, or are supporting those that are already doing so. The first webinar will see P4P joined by Co-operative Development Scotland – discussing the Consortium Co-operative model – with  October’s webinar featuring the newly-formed Glasgow Arts Partnership, led by the Glasgow Connected Arts Network. Here’s the booking form for both webinars. As a warm-up to September’s webinar, see P4P’s latest Guest Blog where Suzanne Orchard (Co-operative Development Scotland) explains potential benefits for social enterprises in adopting the Consortium Co-operative partnership model

Social Enterprise World Forum
This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum will be taking place (virtually) between 21st-25th Sept. Tickets cost £49. Scottish participants include InspirAlba; the SE Rural Hub; CRNS; and the SE Academy

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