Just Enterprise Training

Passion and commitment are the cornerstones to every successful enterprise but, despite the obvious desire, on its own a business will only go so far.

That’s where the Scottish Government funded Just Enterprise programme comes in.  By providing tailored business consultancy support free of charge to existing Third Sector organisations across Scotland we help them increase their trading income and become more enterprising and sustainable. Since the programme launched in 2011 our Business Support service has assisted in the growth of over 1,000 organisations located across the length and breadth of the country.

What some of our clients have said about their experience of our business support service: 

“The support and advice we received from Just Enterprise was invaluable … In a small social enterprise, it is a great asset to have a fresh pair of experienced eyes to help guide you through areas of business where your own experience is limited” Sarah Turner, The Workshop

“We have found Just Enterprise really helpful and supportive. Our adviser has been both dedicated and meticulous in his assistance …. his work has contributed significantly to our current success and future sustainability” Anne Walker, Atholl Centre 

“Just Enterprise understood our needs well, showed us how we can better position ourselves in the market and gave practical guidance on writing a brief to develop our brand”. Roisin Connelly, Highland Community Care Forum 

“Just Enterprise provided the right support at just the right time. They were responsive and quick to process our application. Our advisor was experienced, took time to listen and delivered support that was tailored to our needs”. Ryan Currie, Reeltime Music

We are accepting applications from both new and existing clients. Whether you are planning to develop new projects, promote new activities or innovative services, improve operational efficiency or strengthen the infrastructure of your business, Just Enterprise is here to help you achieve your aims.

Interested? Don’t delay – Register here for our business support service today! 

Visit www.justenterprise.org for full details of our complete service range.


UN Day of the Older Person

Dundee 2016 Celebrating Diversity. Saturday 01 October 2016, 11am-4pm, Dundee City Square & Marryat Hall. (Parade at 1pm)



Dundee Rep Creative Learning

DSEN Member Dundee Rep are launching a new Creative Learning youth theatre for young people with learning disabilities. To read more click on the link to the flyer –young-illuminate-flyer-august-2

The rep are also launching a new Wellbeing Programme for anyone over the age of 21 years, living with a health condition. The programme is free to attend by booking is essential – find out more by clicking on the link to the flyer –  feel-good-fridays-flyer-v5


Work Able Scotland Contract in partnership with The Wise Group

The Wise Group is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises, transforming lives since 1983. We are currently developing bids for the Work Able Scotland contract and we are considering the areas in which to bid as a lead bidder.

Skills Development Scotland is inviting bids for the Work Able Scotland Service which will be a case managed package of employment support for ESA or Universal Credit recipients, aged 18+, who want to work and require support to progress towards and into sustained employment. More information can be found at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=SEP257329.

Our approach is to work with partners who can bring local knowledge or expertise, are already embedded into local delivery and can demonstrate the impact of their work.

Please complete the expression of interest at https://survey.infoaware.com/wisegroup/index.php?sid=37237&lang=enand submit by 5pm on 28th September. The list of questions to be completed can be found on the Partnership Opportunities section of our website at http://www.thewisegroup.co.uk/content/default.asp?page=s1_3. Please note that we will only accept responses through the online survey.

Any queries can be submitted to Neil Young, Development Executive at neil_young@thewisegroup.co.uk with the words “Work Able Scotland” in the subject line.



Community Capacity & Resilience Fund

Community Capacity & Resilience Fund open for applications on 19th September 2016

New round of grants for smaller grassroots, third sector organisations working hard to tackle welfare reform and poverty in communities throughout Scotland.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are delighted to announce that we have £330,000 to support innovative and creative projects that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities. This investment from Scottish Government will increase the capacity and resilience of communities and third sector organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need.

Awards will range from £1,000 to £5,000 with project activity starting and finishing between Jan 2017 – August 2017.

We can support projects that will achieve one or more of the following criteria;

  • Expand/develop your organisation’s capacity in order to meet demand relating to welfare reform
  • Develop a pilot project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform and inequality
  • Help bring organisations together in partnership to support people
  • Develop people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point

If you work for or know an organisation that’s tackling the impact of welfare reform and poverty (with an annual income of £200,000 or less) then we look forward to reading about your great ideas.

Applying to this fund is simple, with an easy online application process. Applications open on Monday 19th September 2016 and close on 31st October 2016.