Understanding Scotland: A New Survey for Scotland

The David Hume Institute, in conjunction with the Diffley Partnership, published the latest Understanding Scotland: economy insights on the 22nd of November 2022. The data, collected just prior to the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, shows almost universal pessimism and poses huge questions for our economic outlook. Nearly a year after the first report in this series, Read more…

Opinion: Helping Reverse a Mass Exodus: Community-led Repopulation in Rural Areas

Mike Staples and Ronnie MacRae reveal how community-led housing helps address repopulation challenges in Scottish communities. Between 2009 and 2013, 40 people left the small Gaelic-speaking crofting community of Staffin in the north of Skye. This was a 6.6% population drop in four years. The James Hutton Institute forecasts a quarter of the population of the North Read more…

Social Enterprise Scotland letter to The First Minister

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) have been carrying out extensive consultation with their members on the impact the Cost-of-Living Crisis is having on social enterprise – through members’ network meetings, a recent survey to gather intelligence, a Cross-Party Group for Social Enterprise and additional conversations with members. They have listened to what has been shared and Read more…

Social Enterprise Support Map (Scotland)

Community Enterprise have created an online tool to help navigate the social enterprise support landscape with ease. The Scottish Government has committed to a 10-year social enterprise strategy with a significant support infrastructure. Each year Community Enterprise work with social entrepreneurs and a common trait they all have is a passion to do good and Read more…

University of Aberdeen Applied Heath Sciences Placements

The University of Aberdeen have begun planning placements for Masters students within Applied Health Sciences in 2023.   Course Overview As a reminder, the overview for the courses is: This work-based placement elective offers a professional placement with a civic, government, industrial, public, research or voluntary health and/or development sector organisation. Students will undertake a Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Rural Gathering Day 4 04/10/22

Hosted by ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship) in association with SEWF 2022, the Rural Gathering (2-5 October) was held in Northeast Victoria – a rural region that is a hot bed for social enterprise in Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Rural Gathering Day 3 04/10/22

Hosted by ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship) in association with SEWF 2022, the Rural Gathering (2-5 October) was held in Northeast Victoria – a rural region that is a hot bed for social enterprise in Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Rural Gathering Day 2 03/10/22

Hosted by ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship) in association with SEWF 2022, the Rural Gathering (2-5 October) was held in Northeast Victoria – a rural region that is a hot bed for social enterprise in Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Rural Gathering Day 1 02/10/22

Hosted by ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship) in association with SEWF 2022, the Rural Gathering (2-5 October) was held in Northeast Victoria – a rural region that is a hot bed for social enterprise in Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to Read more…

University of Dundee Business School Placements

University of Dundee Business School Placements The internships are for a Second-Year course run by Interface’s Careers Services team and look to facilitate some real-life work experience as well as give students an opportunity to develop their employability skills. Students on this module come from all disciplines and therefore they are keen to engage with Read more…

New Student Project Opportunities Offered by Interface

Interface have a number of new student project opportunities available. Please see below:   University of the Highlands and Islands – Visual Communication and Design UHI is looking for organisations with visual communication postpositions. The focus is broad, but projects should align with design for social or strategic purposes. They will also look at briefs Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Sunshine Coast SE Tour 30/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was held in Brisbane, Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to support delegates from the Scottish third sector to attend SEWF22 in-person. Included in those receiving support is Aimee, our Rural Social Enterprise Coordinator. Following Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Official Day 2 – 29/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was held in Brisbane, Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to support delegates from the Scottish third sector to attend SEWF22 in-person. Included in those receiving support is Aimee, our Rural Social Enterprise Coordinator. The Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Official Day 1 28/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was held in Brisbane, Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to support delegates from the Scottish third sector to attend SEWF22 in-person. Included in those receiving support is Aimee, our Rural Social Enterprise Coordinator. The Read more…

Storytelling for Systems Change: Insights from the Field Report

Community-led place-based initiatives are modelling new ways of working – shifting away from top down, program-focused approaches towards an approach grounded in systems thinking and community-led innovations. However, while these stories of change are sitting in communities, they’re often not being told or celebrated. The purpose of this report is to better understand why this Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Youth Forum 27/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was held in Brisbane, Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to support delegates from the Scottish third sector to attend SEWF22 in-person. Included in those receiving support is Aimee, our Rural Social Enterprise Coordinator. The Read more…

Social Enterprise World Forum – Brisbane SE Tour 26/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is being held in Brisbane, Australia. Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), in partnership with SEWF via the International Social Enterprise Observatory (ISEO) were able to support delegates from the Scottish third sector to attend SEWF22 in-person. Included in those receiving support is Aimee, our Rural Social Enterprise Coordinator. Read more…

Supporting Community-led Action in Rural Scotland

  Rural Community groups can now apply for funding to deliver community led solutions in their area, through a newly announced £3m funding pot delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland. This will form the second tranche of an £11.6m funding package confirmed in this year’s Scottish budget, to continue to refine Read more…

Student Project Opportunity – Strategic Marketing at University of Edinburgh

As part of the University of Edinburgh Strategic Marketing course, a major theme focuses on the challenges of marketing products and services. The Marketing Challenge brings students together with companies and organisations and tasks the students with developing recommendations for their clients.   If you feel you have a project in mind, please feel free Read more…

Student Placement Opportunity – 3rd Year Business, Law & Social Sciences at Abertay University

The School of Business, Law and Social Sciences at Abertay are looking for employers to participate in a placement initiative aimed at providing 3rd year Students on the following BA (Hons) programmes: Business & Management; Business and Human Resource Management; Marketing & Business and Accounting and Finance with real life work experience. In return it Read more…

SENScot & Community Enterprise: Community-led Tourism Report

Communities are increasingly getting involved in tourism and shaping the offer their area provides to visitors. The drivers and motives behind this vary considerably and include the desire to secure greater levels of visitor spend; managing visitors to limit their impact on the environment or to safeguard community assets through diversification of income. This paper Read more…

#RuralPact Conference – ENRD Session, 15th June 2022

On the 15th of June 2022, the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) ran a session at the #RuralPact Conference which put focus on rural revitalisation. During the session, ENRD disseminated the results of their thematic group on rural revitalisation. ENRD Contact Point Team Leader, David Lamb outlined the most important outcomes of the thematic Read more…

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