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Congratulations to (SVE) for putting on an excellent evening of celebration for the amazing volunteers in Stirling.  It was fantastic to meet the individuals who were behind the applications and to hear from their own words, the difference they make for others, through using their own time and skills.

- Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

Charity Trading, Contracts & Tax Seminar
January 2017

'As someone who advises charities, this has been really helpful.  It puts me in a better position to answer the questions that charties pose!'

- J Cowie Stirling Council

Scottish Social Enterprises' Who's Who

The SENSCOT publication Social Enterprise in Scotland: A Guide to Who's Who can be downloaded here (PDF).

Online Marketplace for Social Enterprises

The first online marketplace showcasing products made, sourced and sold by social enterprises across the UK has been launched.

Run Native allows shoppers to buy design-led goods with a social conscience online. It stocks everything from gourmet treats and gifts to lifestyle accessories, high fashion and homeware, and as an ethical e-tail site, the profits it generates will have a powerful impact on people’s lives.

The site is the brainchild of Community Enterprise, and is funded by the Scottish Government. For 25 years Community Enterprise has helped social enterprise ventures all over the country grow into great brands. During this time, the team have constantly been inspired by products made and sold by these ventures, but for the average shopper on the street, these producers can be hard to find.

Bringing together hundreds of sellers under one virtual roof, Run Native makes it easy.

Visit the website to learn more: http://www.runnative.com


Code of Practice for Social Enterprises

The Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland (‘The Code’), is fast attracting interest from the social enterprise sector since its launch last month.

Twenty-five organisations have now registered as either 'subscribers' (social enterprises) or 'supporters' (organisations which aren’t social enterprises, but which support the Code’s aims). You can see a list of both categories at http://www.se-code.net/

You can also download a copy of the Code here, and register your own organisation (remember, to sign up as a 'subscriber', you'll require two sponsors).


Social Innovation Scotland

Social Innovation Scotland is a new not-for-profi­t centre established to encourage, nurture and support social innovation in Scotland. It is a partnership between Community Enterprise in Scotland, The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School and the Social Value Lab. They -

  • conduct insightful policy research
  • explore complicated social challenges from new angles
  • bring people together to learn and apply their expertise to the big issues of the day, and
  • work together towards a radical blueprint for public services and social wellbeing in Scotland.

Find out more at www.socialinnovationscotland.com  


Nominations now open for Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017!
26th September 2017

SVE are pleased to announce the launch of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017. The Awards will take place on September 26th at The Engine Shed, Stirling, and will be delivered in partnership with Stirling Council.

Click here to nominate

Expressions of Interest

Fundraising - Keeping the Right Side of the Law!
& Maximising Gift Aid

For more info click here

Just Enterprise: An Introduction to Tendering Workshop 

May 10th 2017
Free Course

Click here for more details