Reflections from the SEWF ’22 Rural Gathering Report

A report which details ‘Reflections from the SEWF ’22 Rural Gathering’ was published on the 22nd of December 2022. Produced by ACRE, the report provides an overview of the Rural Gathering programmatic approach. It also includes a synthesis of approaches and insights generated during ‘deep dive’ discussions focused on these core themes: Impact investments rural Read more…

Creating a Strong and Inclusive Board

(Originally posted in ‘Comment by Community Enterprise’ 09/12/22) Creating a Strong and Inclusive Board Andrew Rogers Community Enterprise, Development Officer     How can we make our board more representative of our community? It’s an important question and one which we’ve been looking at with several clients over the last few months.   In each Read more…

Best RSA Blogpost 2022 awarded to CoDeL

(Originally published at http://codel.scot/best-rsa-blogpost-2022-awarded-to-codel on 08/12/22)   CoDeL have received an award from the Regional Studies Association for their best blogpost in 2022: view the video here. They say they are delighted that this global research network recognises the insight held by many so-called remote rural and island communities as they confront global crises, and 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…

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…

#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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