Angus SEN Event – Thursday 19th November 11.00 – 13.00
SENScot Restart and Rebuild Week – Tayside Engagement Event, Thu, 19 November, 11:00 – 13:00. This online event is aimed at social enterprises as part of the SENScot Rebuild and Restart week of events. This event will showcase three social enterprises that have adapted to a new opportunity: Pauline Lockhart from S-Mart, Fergus Storrier from Showcase the Street, and Kaja Ekiert from Handam Refill Station. Sarah Daly, National Lottery, will be there to help us to consider some of the ideas that are forming and to identify from where funding may be available.
The event is being offered by Angus SEN, Dundee SEN and GrowBiz SE Support Group. Book your free ticket here. If you need any more information about the event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dundee and Angus Social Enterprise Networks have come together to carry out a survey in order to help us to feedback to the government and to help look at future needs of our members. All information is anonymous, but if you would like some support then please get in contact. It is a short questionnaire on your experiences during COVID. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTKCKRK
National feedback from Senscot will be shared, once it has all been collated, and Angus SEN will be holding a local event to share that with you and to continue the conversations.
Rural Social Enterprise Digital Hub – InspirAlba
This has been developed over the last few months and the website is now live and ready as a pilot. You will find it at https://www.ruralsehub.net. This space is a focal point for connections, information, research and development activity on rural social enterprise in Scotland and further afield. The website is an online space for collaboration, peer to peer learning and knowledge exchange between all those committed to thriving rural social enterprise. It is also a space to showcase the contribution social enterprise makes to our rural communities.
As this is still the piloting phase, they need your help. There are two main ways to get involved: You can enter your Organisation in to the directory and/or create an account that links up to your organisation.
The Rural SEN are planning future networking events to follow on from the event during SE Reset week – so keep a look out for these.
Currently the Angus SEN committee are looking at ways to facilitate networking for the members. Many platforms have been developed through a variety of agencies.
Senscot, the national support body for social enterprise and SENs in Scotland, has been holding Zoom meetings on sector specific topics. Last week saw the Virtual SEN meetings on Health, Sport and Food SENs. The next one is on Wednesday (22nd April, 2-3pm) when Sarah is hosting a Virtual Cultural SEN session – contact email@example.com – to join and, on Friday 24th, Mary will host a Friday Afternoon Session for any/all thematic SEN members who wish to participate.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info and to book a place. These are really valuable sessions to ask questions and to get support from others. Senscot has been holding SEN co-ordinator meetings and these have been invaluable in keeping us all up to date with information.