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Sports SEN 

Monday 8th February 2021 (12.30) -  Sport SEN Meeting:  Climate Change and Net Zero.  A focused discussion about what members are currently doing; what their future plans are; and how we can best support organisations to meet targets around reaching Net Zero.  To join, email jude@senscot.net 

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Rural SEN

Monday 1st February 2021 (2pm) – Rural SEN Net Zero Strategy Session: Focus group with Rural SEN members to assess what they require to achieve Net Zero. To book, email ahiggins@inspiralba.org.uk 

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JOINT TAYSIDE SEN NETWORK EVENTS

On Tuesday 12 January 2021, we co-hosted a networking event with Dundee SEN and Perth and Kinross SE Group to check in on our members and have a discussion around what organisations have been doing to adapt to further restrictions, funding such as Adapt and Thrive and the Business Support Grants.  This was really well attended and members reported that they enjoy having the opportunity to engage with social enterprises in other areas to discuss and share experiences.

For those of you unable to attend, you can find the notes from the event here –

The Next joint Tayside SEN Event is planned for Tuesday 23rd February at 10.00am Via Zoom.  The subject of the discussion will be around the Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy –see item below for more details- and how Social Enterprises will be key to contributing towards Scotland’s transition towards Net Zero by 2045.  We hoped to be joined by representatives from Zero Waste Scotland and Circular Tayside.   Please note, this is for all social enterprises, not just those with a specific focus on climate change. Booking details will be emailed out and shared on our social media pages.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NET ZERO STRATEGY – Consultation

SENScot & others have drafted a Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy – with the aim of  encouraging all social enterprises in Scotland to unite and lead the way to NetZero transitions by 2045. As part of this work, they’ve put together this short survey to gather baseline information from organisations in areas such as transport, energy and the circular economy.  They are particularly keen to hear from social enterprise who don’t currently have a focus on climate change and would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the survey. This will help identify what support is required for social enterprises to get to Net Zero. 

SENScot has participated in the launch of the Social Enterprise Places Scheme in Scotland. Sponsored by Scottish Govt and Royal Bank of Scotland and organised by Social Enterprise Scotland – the scheme is based on a SE UK initiative which operates in England and Wales. Uist and Lewis have been named as ‘SE Places’ in Scotland – with Govan being identified as ‘one to watch’ – congratulations all round. The premise of SE Places is to raise awareness as well as stimulate further social enterprise activity – within the chosen areas. We hope this scheme can achieve these aims and help increase the understanding of the value of social enterprise within these communities and, at the same time, augment and add value to their existing local infrastructures.

Below are some highlights of upcoming events being held by the Thematic SENs however Check here for details of all thematic SEN sessions coming up soon. 

Rural SEN 

Monday 1st February 2021 (2pm) – Rural SEN Net Zero Strategy Session: Focus group with Rural SEN members to assess what they require to achieve Net Zero. To book, email ahiggins@inspiralba.org.uk 

Sports SEN 

Monday 8th February 2021 (12.30) -  Sport SEN Meeting:  Climate Change and Net Zero.  A focused discussion about what members are currently doing; what their future plans are; and how we can best support organisations to meet targets around reaching Net Zero.  To join, email jude@senscot.net 

Employability 

Wednesday 10th February 2021 (10am) – All SEN Session: Apprenticeships: In the last Employability newsletter, we highlighted a number of apprenticeship-related initiatives (i.e Pathways Apprenticeships, Apprenticeship Employer Grant) – hear more from Skills Development Scotland about these opportunities.  Contact Jayne to register: 

Health & Wellbeing Activities & Services 

Community Food SEN: Net Zero Strategy for Social Enterprise Session – Thu 4th Feb 21 (2-3.30pm)             SENScot, with others, has helped formulate a draft Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy – with the aim of  encouraging all social enterprises in Scotland to unite and lead the way to NetZero transitions by 2045. This session is part of series of focus groups in the coming weeks that will inform the final strategy and will provide an opportunity for Community Food SEN members to discuss what support, tools, resources etc are needed to help the achieve net zero.  Email Mary to register. 

All SEN Session for Social Enterprise Counselling Service Providers – Thu 11th Feb (10.30-12pm)       With SEN members reporting an increased demand for counselling services, we are keen for social enterprise to share their thoughts on what opportunities and challenges this is currently posing and how they are responding to this. Email Mary to register. 

Social Care Rural Voices Event – Wed 24th Feb (10.00-12pm)       The purpose of the event is talk about what is working well in rural areas for people around social care, what’s not working so well and what would help make it work better for everyone.  We will hear from people working in rural social care, including Anne Connor from Outside the Box talking about the Voluntary Pledge. The event is organised by Outside the Box, Inspiralba & SENScot and is part of Community Solutions, a project with Health Improvement Scotland to explore trust-based partnerships between the community sector and health and social care partnerships. Register here
  
Health/Employability SENs: Person centred approach to Employability, Mental Health & Wellbeing with Elevate-Glasgow PSP – Thu 25th Feb (1-2.30pm)   Elevate’s aim is to ‘increase employability opportunities for individuals in recovery, reduce the number of adults in recovery who are unemployed and to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Glasgow City’s local people and communities.’  Hear from a number of speakers who are directly involved in the delivery of this very successful PSP.  Email Janice to register. 

Other 

P4P’s next ‘In Conversation With’ webinar is with DTAS – Thu 28th Jan (11.00-12pm)     DTAS will be focussing on their collaborative project on tackling derelict and vacant land with the Scottish Land Commission. Register here. 

Next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise – Tue 16th Feb (12.30-2pm)        All are welcome to the next CPG meeting which will focus on the Holyrood election campaign theme. Register here. 

Intergenerational National Network – Mon 22nd Feb (10.30-12pm)      The next meeting of the Intergenerational National Network will be hosted by Glasgow Science Centre and will have a focus on climate change. A full agenda will be available shortly. Contact Pat Scrutton for more info. 

CHEX Conference 2021: Health Issues in the Community – Tue 2nd & Wed 3rd March.         A menu of workshops over two days exploring the impact of health issues in the community across Scotland. More info. 

People at the Centre: ALLIANCE Digital Gathering. – 22nd to 26th February. Registration now open – more info. 

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AngusSEN AGM

Save the Date! – Angus SEN AGM
Our first AGM will be held on Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 12.30pm. 

The meeting will be held on Zoom with guest speaker, TBC. If you wish to join the meeting please contact admin@angussen.org.uk or visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-general-meeting-tickets-136601437577 A link for the meeting will be emailed in the few days prior to the event.

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AngusSEN Event – 19th Nov, 11.00 – 13.00

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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: admin@angussen.org.uk

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Tuesday 22nd September – AngusSEN Network Catch Up

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.  You can sign up on Eventbrite now.

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.

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An Introduction to Evaluation

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 admin@angussen.org.uk.  

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Connect & Create – A Smart Village for enterprising young people.

10th September 6pm to 7pm on Zoom

Smart Village Scotland, in collaboration, with the Rural Youth Project are excited to be designing their first Smart Village platform for enterprising, young people aged between 18 and 28 years who are based in our rural locations across Scotland. From our towns, coastal villages, islands and furthest reaches they want to bring together your ideas to build the best digital platform.

On the 10th of September, the need young people to join the chat and explore what this powerful resource can do. Whether developing your network, looking for support, or exploring a great business idea then the conversation starts here.

Fill your cup and dial in at 6 – 7pm to get your ideas heard, this exciting project needs the voices and opinions to help create a digital collective and platform to support bright young futures across Scotland.

  • Bring Your Chat
  • Explore your Ideas
  • Find Your Network

Sign up on Eventbrite now!

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Angus SEN Procurement Skills Accelerator – 18th, 25th August and 1st September
Collaboration, procurement and accessing tenders is something our members told us they are keen to learn more about.  We have organised, with P4P (Partnership for Procurement) to bring you the this programme.    The course consists of 3 x 2.5 hour zoom sessions, spread over a period of 3 weeks.

Sessions are as follows 
•     Introduction to Procurement and Collaboration (Tuesday 18th August, 10:00 – 12:30 am) – an on-line zoom session that covers the size and scale of the public sector procurement market, why it is worth investing your time and effort to become procurement ready, getting to grips with procurement language and understanding why and how you might collaborate to bid.  This interactive and informative session is a fantastic introduction to public sector procurement.

•    Quick Quotes, Quick Wins (Tuesday 25th of August, 10:00 – 12:30 am) – an interactive on-line zoom session that covers what a quick quote is, how to become visible to buyers for quick quote opportunities how to set up and make the most of your Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) registration, Supplier Finder Profiles and more.  A really practical session aimed at helping you become visible to public sector buyers for lower value contracts.  

•    Finding Opportunities & Engaging with Buyers (Tuesday 1st of September, 10:00 – 12:30 am) – an on-line zoom session covering how to analyse information within PCS to find potential opportunities for your social enterprise, how to establish in a structure way if you should bid or not. The session also covers why and how you should engage with buyers.  A really informative proactive training session equipping you with the skills to find and assess relevant public sector procurement opportunities for your social enterprise.

By the end of the sessions your social enterprise will be more knowledgeable and skilled in both finding and taking advantage of public sector procurement opportunities as well as understanding the power of collaboration.  Whilst each session covers different topics, it is recommended that you attend all 3 sessions to ensure maximum benefit.  

Although the course is aimed at organisations who have little or no experience of procurement or tendering, the Finding Opportunities & Engaging with Buyers session would also be of benefit to those with experience and that session will be opened up to more organisations and will be able to be booked separately. 

Numbers are limited. To find out more please email admin@angussen.org.uk.  Booking information will be sent out shortly. 


An Introduction to the basics of Evaluation Training – Wednesday 9th September 
Another area our members have expressed an interest receiving training in is impact measurement and reporting on the work carried out in an impactful way.   We have been working with Evaluation Support Scotland and we are offering a tailored training session open to our members.

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 (below). 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.

This is an ideal session to take part in before our Showcase, event at the end of September, to help you think about telling your stories and demonstrate the impact of your work! The sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 places.  Sessions take place on Wednesday 9th September at 14:00 and last 2.5 hours.  To find out more please email admin@angussen.org.uk.  Booking information will be sent out shortly. 

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Planning for Reopening

Join us at the first Angus SEN Virtual Network Event!
Tuesday 14th July 14:00 – 16:00

Book your free place here!

Book your free place here.

With lock-down now being eased and us all being faced with a sea of information, guidance and advice, we thought it would be good to come together to share ideas, experiences and to support each other to move towards re-opening.

We will be joined by a Health and Safety expert who has been assisting organisations with their reopening plans. We will also have a general presentation on what organisations need to consider as as well as input around well-being of staff.  

If you have any questions or concerns that you are keen for us to cover, please email them to Beverley@angussen.org.uk before the event.  We will also have space for questions and discussions on the day.  

Book your free place here!