This report presents the findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland.
The Social Enterprise Census 2017 is a collaborative effort to track the changing scale, characteristics and contribution of Scotland’s social enterprise sector every two years over the course of the next decade. It builds on the 2015 baseline study, and forms part of the Scottish Government’s long-term commitment to realising the full potential of the sector.
By ‘social enterprise’ the study refers to organisations that are trading for the common good – addressing social needs, strengthening communities, improving people’s life chances, and protecting the environment. They organisations analysed as part of the study operate in a way consistent with the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland .
The Social Enterprise Census is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind anywhere in the world and has included: the screening of over 20,000 organisations against the agreed definitional criteria; extraction and analysis of financial data from the public accounts of 4,439 social enterprises; and a representative survey of the population of social enterprises in Scotland, which yielded 1,351 responses.
Post Title: Project Co-ordinator
Supported and Supervised by: Julie Farr, DSEN Chief Executive Officer
Contract of Employment: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £28,700 p.a.
Annual Leave: 30 days per year pro rata
Pension: Matched up to a maximum of 5%
This post is a fixed term contract starting in October / November 2017 and ending on 31st March 2018. The employer will be DSEN on behalf of the partnership.
The Childcare for All project will build a potential third sector response to the issues identified in the Dundee Fairness Strategy around affordable and accessible childcare provision. The project will initiate research into options for models for provision of affordable childcare which take account of location, accessibility, affordability and availability beyond Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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Closing date for applications: 12.00pm on 4th October 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Uppertunity is hosting an arts and crafts fair to celebrate the creative work of individuals who do not always get a chance to do so. Various arts and crafts will be on sale and on view. Stalls include henna tattoo, hand made jewellery, contemporary art, handmade cushions, soft toys and much more.
All are welcome to join in! Stalls are avilable to be booked, please get in touch to reserve.
There will also be a raffle, and snacks and drinks are provided.
When: Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Time: 11:00am to 15:00pm
Where: The Circle, Staffa Place, Dundee
Contact Danielle on 07544984589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am delighted to be recognised for my work over the last 2 years setting up the Circle Dundee and thank you to the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers for all their support on this journey”.
The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their venture providing tailored support, access to workshops and networks, and up to £15,000 cash. The application process was an online application and a pitch to a national panel in Edinburgh in May 2017.
Kirsty had spotted a problem many of her clients were facing and an opportunity to solve it, so The Circle was born. Kirsty embarked on negotiating a lease on a mostly abandoned industrial building, a former Government training centre. Her eye for potential saw a community hub that could provide office space, meeting rooms and co-working space for charities, social enterprises and businesses with room for a café and gardens. With initial feasibility funding in the bag, Kirsty has begun recruiting tenants and building a Board of Directors to support the project. With 15 offices, five meeting rooms and two co-working spaces, no venue of this type or scale currently exists in the area, and as far as we know, in Scotland.
The Circle can offer innovative training and employment opportunities. They will work to strengthen collaboration, partnership-working and connectivity to the wider community. As a result of piloting the space for the past year or so they have seen an increase in the number of volunteers involved with their work and the work of tenants. The tenants are ACK, Ashton McGill, Apex Scotland, Food Training, Prestige Health and Safety Training, Rathbone, The Story Edge, Lumilo Casting Studio and Cornerstone and Uppertunity. They have a number of tenants lined up to move in the coming months.
With 20 years of work in the sector under her belt, she is using her energy and skills to help organisations thrive. Specifically, she is helping them meet their social goals by transforming their business functions: marketing, events, fundraising, strategy and planning. By helping organisations think in a more business-like way, they are more likely to rise to financial and regulatory challenges and continue their important work. She is also working hard to make sure that the work of the 3rd sector is appropriately recognised by those in Government, the local authority and in business and that social enterprises are properly understood.
Within our community we have individuals and families who are homeless or who are under threat of homelessness.
There are also vacant properties in need of repair or refurbishment . Positive Step’s Vacant Property Service can bring these properties back in to the rental sector and provide properties to the most vulnerable in our communities.
Landlords can be faced with financial responsibilities and vacant assets. Charges and taxes continue in vacant properties without any income , repairs cannot be made. Positive Steps can help Landlords change these properties in to homes and provide more much needed homes
Positive Steps provide refurbishment up to the value of £3000 and in return use the property for their Supported Accommodation Service without rental charges until refurbishment has been recouped.
This can be cost effective for Landlords as they are no longer faced with costs of an empty property as well as a unused asset.
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