Welcome to the September newsletter.
We are in the process of developing a new website and want to fill it with wonderful images from social enterprises across Scotland- if you have high quality images you can share please get in touch.
Following on from the success of SE Reset week we’re planning another week of virtual sessions. Keep an eye on newsletters and the weekly bulletin for more information.
Robertson Trust are due to launch their new strategy this month with a sharper focus on Poverty & Trauma read more here
Join us for a Joint Thematic SEN session to explore the topic of employability, specifically focussing on the opportunities our Creative and Cultural industries have to offer and provide in relation to routes to employment for people who find it difficult to access jobs, and to discuss any issues and challenges that you are facing during these challenging times. Wednesday 30th September, 2.30pm. Drop me an email if you’d like to join us.
Social Enterprises in Aberdeen are coming together for an informal chat and discussion around the subject of recovering from COVID19. Friday 11th September at 11am -12.30pm. to sign up, email Janice
The mass zoom outage on 24th August meant that we couldn’t run the Flexible Working & Mental Wellbeing session as planned. Good news though- the session has been rearranged for next Monday, if you’d like to attend email Mary
Virtual Community Learning Exchange with Prep Table Scotland – Thu 17th Sept (10am). Prep Table (recent merger with Scran Academy) is a social enterprise aiming to make the food industry more open, fair and ethical for producers, suppliers, employees and customers. Join founder Fiona Donaldson to hear about her social enterprise journey, from being completely new to the sector in 2017 to running a successful business delivering social impact. More info.
Employability SEN: Wednesday, September 23rd (2-3pm) – Drew Reid from Skills Development Scotland will be talking about how their Skills for Growth programme could benefit members. To book, email Jayne
Mental Health and Well-being Needs in Communities– an opportunity for SEN members to come together and discuss the mental health and well-being needs identified within their communities and to explore social enterprise response to this need, alongside challenges and accompanying social enteprise support needs. Friday, 25ht September 10.30am. To join email Mary
Digital technology is a popular subject at the moment so I thought I would add a section to this months newsletter to highlight some opportunities.
Travel Tech for Scotland launched this week to help Scotland’s tourism sector make a sustained recovery driven by technological innovation. See more here.
Scottish Enterprise are running a series of Online ecommerce workshops
Creative Edinburgh Digital Skills Programme- Raise Your Game
Ross McCulloch of Third Sector Lab and the SCVO Digital Team. 15 digital actions every charity should implement
Tourism & Heritage
It’s Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight! 5th to 20th September. To read more about what happening and to join in on the celebrations see here.
See the updated STERG National Action Plan
Eat Sleep Ride are looking to pilot an Equine Facilitated Learning project, with support from the national lottery. Equine facilitated learning and therapy does not involve any horse riding, and so offers an excellent opportunity for everyone and is especially effective in supporting mental health.
deafscotland have made two films with the Scottish Deaf Cycling Club on cycling safely if you are deaf and Cycling Scotland’s top 10 tips for cycling safely. Check them out here.
See this Tourism Insights Tool the project, led by academics at the University of Edinburgh Business School shows which visitors are most interested in coming to the UK, and most likely to be able to afford it.
CUPIDO’s second round of on-line digital heritage workshops kicks off in September. See more here.
Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund launches, alongside delivery plans for further emergency funds including: Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, Creative Freelancer Hardship Fund, Sustaining Creative Practice Fund, and Youth Arts Fund. Read more here.
Articulate Hub have joined a call for arts to be the at the centre of young people lives- read their blog here
Creative Dundee have launched their new website. Check out their team blog that highlights opportunities and shares their thoughts on the challenges faced by those in the cultural and creative sectors.
Funding & Opportunities
Events Industry Support Fund– closes Monday 14 September 2020 at 12 noon
Scottish Government’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund.
The Full Picture Commissions is a brand new Creative Dundee project that will commission 3 artists in and around Dundee to conduct short term research and create pieces in response to the barriers that exist in the creative industries. Deadline for applications is 14 September.
Flying Your Zetland Flag, Falkirk Council
A New Visual Identity for Stellar Quines, Stellar Quines Theatre Company
Provision of Filmography, Skills Development Scotland
For events run by and for social enterprises See here
You can submit events to our website- links will be included in all the thematic newsletters and the weekly bulletin.