Cultural networks - Moray & National


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  • Who gets the Senscot bulletin? Senscot has been on the go for around 10 years now, it was initially set up as a network to support social entrepreneurs, Mel Young , Homeless World Cup and Laurence Demarco are two of the founders. Senscot Work with in joint partnership with: Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition - national policy Senscot and Social firm Scotland - Grassroots Senscot legal Legal advice and service to the 3rd sector at an affordable price.
  • We’re active in 3 key areas: 1. Connecting the sector Weekly e-bulletin (over 4000) Website (4,000+ hits on average per week) Database (6,000 records) 2. Developing the sector - we work with others to incubate and spin out new services. New Services (Scotland UnLTD, DTAS, Social Enterprise Academy, First Port) 3. Facilitating the regional and thematic networks
  • 17 Regional 6 Thematic More networks wanting to start- different areas and themes
  • What is Social Enterprise? Business Social or environmental aims Profit re-invested- asset lock Many definitions SE Mark- 50% profit can be distributed The Voluntary Code of Practice created because Scottish social entrepreneurs disagreed with profit distribution- 2 sponsors needed, self policing Senscot AGM- seminar held- need for community bank (info in weekly bulletins)
  • What are SENs? SENs are groups of active social enterprises who come together regularly in an effort to grow opportunities for themselves and their sector locally. to discuss business, exchange ideas, share knowledge and best practice, along the lines of a business club Senscot only sets up SENs where asked to do so by local social enterprises
  • Cultural and Creative SEN Local and thematic social enterprises own their network and directly influence the activity of the network SEN Ethos Have a collective identity Be democratic Be owned and directed by active members – all members large and small Be Independent Be a broker and exchanger of practical help and support Hold regular open events Be self managing Annual conference- highlight quality of the sector and celebrate the work being done
  • Cultural Roundtable have roundtables for the thematics consisting of: SEN reps and strategic based individuals attuned the needs and benefits of SE Eg Sport- sport Scotland, Health- health Scotland and health and wellbeing directorate The RT can make a difference at policy level- connect directly with the SEN Cultural Rountable developed a Social Enterprise and Culture Position Paper that was launched at the Conference on Wednesday- info on Senscot website and in weekly bulletin
  • Cultural networks - Moray & National

    1. 1. Sarah CameronSocial Enterprise Network Network Development Officer
    2. 2. • Weekly e-bulletin (over 4000)• Website (4,000+ hits on average per week)• Database ( 6,000 records)• New Services (Scotland UnLTD, DTAS, Social Enterprise Academy, First Port)• Local Social Enterprise Networks• Thematic Social Enterprise Networks
    3. 3. Regional Aberdeen City East Lothian Aberdeenshire Edinburgh Angus Fife Argyll & Bute Glasgow Ayrshire Inverclyde Borders Moray Clackmannanshire Stirlingshire Dumfries and Galloway West Lothian DundeeThematic: Coalfields Health Community Food Sports Cultural and Creative Youth
    4. 4. What is Social Enterprise? BusinessAchieve social and environmental benefits Asset lock
    5. 5. What are Social Enterprise Networks?SENs are groups of active social enterprises who come together regularly in an effort to grow opportunities for themselves and their sector
    6. 6. Cultural and Creative Social Enterprise Network• 33 members from across Scotland• Meets every 2 months within the membership organisations• Owned and directed by the active members• Held an annual conference - 31st October• Has a Roundtable
    7. 7. Culture and Social Enterprise Roundtable• Scottish Government Cultural department, Third Sector Division• Creative Scotland• Museums Galleries Scotland• Cultural Enterprise Office• SEN Representatives
    8. 8. 54 Manor Place Edinburgh EH3 7EH T: 0131 220 4104E: info@senscot.netW: