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Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest. North Ayrshire Council – Third […]


Joining up health and social care

Posted in: General News

Integration bill passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament has voted to transform the way health and social care services are provided by passing “landmark” legislation this afternoon. The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill is the most substantial reform to the country’s National Health Services in a generation, and will also radically transform […]


Charitable Bond boosts community projects

Posted in: General News

£10 million ethical investment supports regeneration initiatives. Community-led regeneration projects in Scotland have received a £1.4 million funding boost as a result of the Scottish Government’s innovative investment of £10 million with Allia, a charitable provider of social investment products. Projects to benefit include the Hauners Helping Hand initiative that will provide support services for […]


East Dunbartonshire Meet the Buyer Event

Posted in: Events

Thursday 6 March 2014 from 9.30am until 4pm at Kincaid House Hotel, Birdston Rd, Milton of Campsie, G66 8BZ You are invited to an information and networking event that will enable East Dunbartonshire businesses to connect and explore possible opportunities with Morgan Sindall, Hub West Scotland, East Dunbartonshire Council and each other. See event flyer […]


Games legacy for business

Posted in: Events

More social enterprises helped to grow and succeed Six small charities and social enterprises will be mentored to become more successful and sustainable companies through ‘Our Moment’, an innovative Commonwealth Games Legacy 2014 programme. Pilotlight, who are delivering the programme, matches corporate talent from the public sector with small social enterprises to coach and equip […]


Alastair Merrill – Scottish Procurement examines yesterday’s Parliamentary debate in his February blog

Posted in: General News

Director’s letter – February 2014 21/02/14 ‘February fill-dykes’, my Gran used to say, and while in Scotland we have been spared the catastrophic flooding that has caused such devastation south of the border, it has been a wild and wet month.  The resilience of public bodies to deal with civil emergencies and natural disasters has […]


Tender Opportunities

Posted in: Tenders

Below are some tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with private sector organisations. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the full information or to register an interest. North Ayrshire Council – Third […]


Cash boost for green infrastructure

Posted in: General News

Scottish Recycling Fund launches for waste sorting, repair and recycling projects. A £3.8 million fund to help businesses develop green infrastructure proposals is now open. Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead announced the Scottish Recycling Fund (SRF) at the Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources Conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The fund will make loans available to organisations interested […]


OsKars Job Fayre

Posted in: Events

Recruitment Day for unemployed 16-24 year olds Tuesday 25th February Sessions will run at 10am and 2pm in the Kitchen at KibbleWorks, 55 Clark Street, Paisley. Project OsKar is new Re-use and Recycling Centre in Paisley. In partnership with Renfrewshire Council and supported by INCREASE funding, Project OsKar aims to help reduce landfill, create jobs and training […]


Supported Business Meet the Buyers Event

Posted in: Events

Stirling Management Centre at 14:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday 4th March As you may also know Scotland’s Supported Business are committed to customer satisfaction and provide a wide range of high quality products and services in a competitive environment.  For example they supply a wide range of public and private customers including National and Local Government, […]