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£8 million to reduce reoffending

Posted in: General News

First Minister announces financial package to help reoffenders. First Minister Alex Salmond has announced a funding package of up to £8 million for organisations delivering mentoring support to offenders. The First Minister made the announcement today (June 22) as he opened the new offices of Glasgow-based Includem, one of six projects that will benefit from […]


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 each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites […]


June Newsletter

Posted in: General News

We are pleased to present another e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business. News Last opportunity to take part in the Procurement SurveyThe Scottish Government has issued a survey intended to provide an indication of the third sector’s involvement in the design of public services, and evidence of the Third Sector’s success in bidding […]


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 each other or private sector organisations. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites […]


Support for Coalfield Communities

Posted in: General News

£750,000 funding for Coalfields Regeneration Trust. The Scottish Government is providing a £753,000 funding boost to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) to support its work with former coalfields communities in Scotland. Operating in four areas in Scotland – Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale, Lothian, Clydesdale and Strathkelvin and Fife and Central Scotland, the CRT has used […]


Free Capacity Building Workshops

Posted in: Events

There are two free capacity building workshops for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Details of these below. Click the links for further information on each workshop. Waste Prevention Action Planning – For Small Businesses Thursday 3rd July 2014 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs Understand […]


Community Benefit in Procurement Champions Network

Posted in: Events

The next Community Benefit in Procurement Champions Network will be in Glasgow on the 25th June. The agenda will feature an update on recent developments and a look at the approach that East Lothian Council have taken to community benefit clauses in their local authority area. If you are interested in attending please book here. […]


Progress made on self-directed support but patchy across councils

Posted in: General News

New legislation means councils will have to transform the way they deliver social care, offering people choice and control over the support they need. A report published today makes recommendations to help councils fully implement the policy. Every year Scotland’s councils spend £2.8 billion on social care services. They now (as of April 2014) have […]


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. Where possible we will include opportunities that contain a Community Benefits approach. You may be required to register at the linked to websites to view the […]


£15 million to support children and families

Posted in: General News

Projects to help Scotland become the “best place to grow up” – Campbell. Thousands of Scotland’s most disadvantaged children, young people and families are set to benefit from £15 million new funding over the next year, Aileen Campbell has announced. The Scottish Government will invest £10 million to continue the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund […]