Social Enterprise World Forum – Day 1 26/09/22

This year’s Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is being held in Brisbane, Australia. 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. To kick off the 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…

FREE Courses in Working with Communities

Dumfries and Galloway College are delivering two exciting new FREE courses in Working with Communities. Working closely with CLD Standards Council Dumfries and Galloway College are excited to be able to launch these two courses, providing skills development options for individuals who are currently working, volunteering or interested in working in the community: HNC- Working Read more…

Student Placement Opportunity – 3rd Year Law & Management at Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University are currently looking for an organisation to host student placements. The opportunity, which is now available through Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, would allow an organisation to benefit from having a 3rd student deliver a defined project in relation to Law and Management. Students studying the BA (Hons) Law and Management degree will Read more…

Community Solutions 2022 Diagrams

As part of current Community Solutions work, Outside the Box have produced a set of diagrams along with Health Improvement Scotland, to illustrate how community support and good communication links contribute to making life better for people and supporting other services. It started out as one drawing but grew too far – which is a Read more…

Fyne Futures Ltd Celebration

Fyne Futures Ltd recently held a celebration which honoured many of the achievements over the past couple years. They celebrated community participation in Bute Dignity in All Work project which was funded through the Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund. This also recognised people who contributed to Fyne Future’s cookery skills events with the creation Read more…

Student Placement Opportunity – Postgrad International Tourism & Hospitality Management at Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University are currently looking for an organisation to host student placements. The opportunity, which is now available through Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, would allow an organisation to benefit from having a postgraduate student deliver a defined project in relation to International Tourism & Hospitality Management.  The University are now actively seeking projects for Read more…

Community Wealth Building in Rural & Island Scotland Report Published

Report from practitioner roundtable – December 2021   Organised by Scottish Rural Action, InspirAlba and the David Hume Institute, the roundtable brought together experienced practitioners to discuss rural and island wealth building strategies and to explore how wealth building policy, particularly the Preston model adopted by the Scottish Government may be leveraged to strengthen these Read more…

Uist Social Enterprise Places Brochure

In January 2021, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) announced the results of their first, Scotland- led Social Enterprise Places Programme. Uist was one of the areas where the panel felt there was much to highlight about the impact social enterprise has on the area. As a result, Uist was named as a ‘Social Enterprise Place’. The Read more…

SEWF: Rural Forum

On the 27th & 28th of October, the Social Enterprise World Forum hosted its first-ever virtual Rural Forum. Developed in partnership between social enterprises in Canada, Australia, India and Scotland, the forum was attended by people all over the world and was extremely well received. The event spotlighted Canada, while also addressing priorities and issues Read more…

The Leadership Campfires: September 1-2

The Leadership Campfires is a two-day online global festival bringing together people to explore experiences and ideas for practicing leadership as collaborative agency. The festival took place for the first time on 1-2 September 2021. It featured a variety of self-hosted 80-minute campfires scheduled throughout the two days and offered across varying time zones. It enabled participants Read more…

New funding for supporting new ideas in Rural Communities.

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas will soon be able to apply for funding of up to £50,000 to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.   The Rural Communities “Ideas into Action” Fund is supported by £1.5 million of Scottish Government funding and will be delivered in Read more…

A National Care Service for Scotland

Described as potentially the biggest public sector reform in Scotland for decades, the Scottish Government is consulting on the development of a National Care Service for Scotland. At a minimum it will cover adult social care, but the consultation covers the expansion of this to a comprehensive community health and social care service that will Read more…

Capable People – Hopeless Systems. Why do Scotland’s Leaders still think Big is Beautiful?

Journalist, land reform campaigner and Nordic Horizons Director, Lesley Riddoch will give this year’s John Pearce Memorial Lecture as part of the New Lanark Anniversary conference on October 12th. Full details in the attached flyer available  here. This is a hybrid event and you have the option to attend face to face or online. Book Read more…

Funded Mental Health Awareness Training

  Support in Mind Scotland are working in partnership with Mental Health UK to deliver a 3-year ‘Rural Connections’ project funded by Neptune Energy. As part of this project, SiMS is offering free half-day ‘An Insight into Mental Health’ awareness training to rural organisations, community groups and businesses with less than 50 members of staff. Read more…

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