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GSEN_Sparking_IdeasGlasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) in collaboration with UnLtd Scotland are hosting a special event – Sparking Ideas: Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges – from 10am to 1pm on Thursday 1 March 2018 at Maryhill Burgh Halls, 24 Gairbraid Ave, Glasgow G20 8YE

The purpose of the Sparking Ideas: Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges event is to inspire the next generation of social entrepreneurs to start something good! Those interested in coming along can sign up here.

This event will feature three inspiring speakers who have created ideas to address community problems and are having a remarkable impact. This session is for anyone interested in what UnLtd Scotland and GSEN can do to help you develop ideas for social and community change, and turn them into reality. Come join us to get your creative juices flowing. We will talk through the support to help you get started, including how to apply for our start-up funding of up to £5K.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) recently published their third Social Enterprise in Glasgow report, following similar reports published in 2013 and 2015.

Delegates at the event, held at the Glasgow Women’s Library, heard Keynote Speaker Cllr Rhiannon Spear highlight inclusive and economic growth is at the heart of the new administration within Glasgow City Council.  Cllr Spear also announced the implementation of a newly reformed Glasgow Economic Partnership Group, where GSEN will take a seat, and the development of a local social enterprise strategy.

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GSEN_TradeShowOn Wednesday 10 December Glasgow Social Enterprise Network will host it’s first Social Enterprise Trade Show at The Briggait, the stunning historical building redeveloped by Wasps Artists’ Studios.

This FREE event is aimed at businesses and public alike. Drop in and join us for our first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show. While you’re there, find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city, build business connections or trade and get involved in our activity programme where all your senses will be heightened.

You can register your details here – there’s prizes to be won for those who do! The event will run from midday to 5:00pm on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

The sponsors of the Social Enterprise Trade Show are EVH, Lifelink and The Experience.

As part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one (or more) of the many organisations that we work with.

Our latest Friend Focus features all our friends of 2013!

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Recently we went on a study visit to Bute as part of the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN). Along with five other GSEN members we set off from Glasgow Central on the train to Wemyss Bay before being transported across the Firth of Clyde courtesy of CalMac on the MV Bute.GSEN_Logo

The visit was hosted by the Argyll & Bute Social Enterprise Network, which exists to support Argyll and Bute’s thriving social enterprises and whilst therre we were able to network with about a dozen ABSEN members.

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As part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one of the many organisations that we work with.GSEN_Logo

Our latest Friend Focus features Glasgow Social Enterprise Network which is a membership network of social enterprise leaders who believe that social enterprise can transform the economic, environmental, social and cultural life of Glasgow.

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Glasgow Social Enterprise Network recently launched their research project Scale as Well as Substance which builds the most comprehensive picture yet of social enterprise activity in Glasgow.GSEN_Logo

The report highlighted that there are 509 social enterprises which make up the vibrant and dynamic community dedicated to making Glasgow a better place to be. With their combined annual income of £767m and 51% of social enterprises generating half or more of their income from trading, this report shows that even with the challenging economic and financial backdrop the confidence within Glasgow’s social enterprise community remains high.

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