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Ready for Business August Newsletter

Posted in: General News

We are pleased to present the new e-newsletter from the team at Ready for Business. News PSP Sustainability Toolkit launched Ready for Business has published a Sustainability Toolkit that supports organisations in planning and achieving sustainability following the successful piloting of your new PSP service. Have a read at the toolkit here. Public Sector Spend Ready […]


Using Social Media for Business Workshop

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There is a free capacity building workshop for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place at: GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ. Click the link for further information on the workshop. Using Social Media for Business Thursday 11th September 2014 | 10.00 – 12.00 hrs How to tell your story on social media Monitoring and […]


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 […]


Public Procurement and Illegal Settlements

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Trade with companies active in illegal settlements is ‘strongly discouraged’. The Scottish Government strongly discourages trade with illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said today. The Scottish Government has today published guidance for public purchasers on dealing with companies that may be involved in illegal Israeli settlements. This guidance […]


£2m boost for supported business initiative

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More jobs for those with disabilities. Up to 80 jobs could be created for people with disabilities through a £2 million Scottish Government investment. This is being matched with financial contributions from Falkirk Council and Haven Products Ltd over the next two years. The funding will be used to support the relocation of three social […]


Cashback provides £1.5m funding for sporting futures

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Criminal money to benefit Scotland’s sporting legacy The Scottish Government today announced that £1.5million of CashBack for Communities funding is being awarded to Scottish Sports Futures (SSF). The funding will be used to build on the legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and create life changing opportunities through sport for young people across Scotland. […]


£6 million grants awarded to third sector

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More than 115 organisations to benefit from Enterprise Ready Fund. Grants totalling £6 million have been awarded to over 115 enterprising third sector organisations, Finance Secretary John Swinney confirmed today. The fund provides continued support to enterprising third sector organisations across Scotland. The support builds on the Scottish Government commitment to promote a sustainable, capable […]


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 […]


£20 million local energy fund

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Community ownership of local energy projects. Community partners will be able to bid to be part of a new £20 million local energy challenge fund, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. The First Minister said the fund will help reshape how energy is delivered and used in communities throughout the country, confirming Scotland’s position as […]


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. Autism and Employment Tuesday 2nd September 2014 | 10.00 – 12.00 hrs Understanding the Autism Spectrum A […]