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Glasgow City Council to Use Procurement Policy to Tackle In-Work Poverty

Posted in: General News

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council has announced a range of measures to tackle in-work poverty. They include using the council’s procurement policy to reward companies which pay the Living Wage and do not employ staff on exploitative zero hours contracts. Speaking at the 17th annual State of the City Economy Conference in Glasgow, […]


Scotland’s answer to economic woe: public procurement

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Colin Cram, The Guardian. Published 19.11.14 With red lights flashing on the global economy, England must look to Scotland’s sustainable way of buying goods and services. At £178bn a year UK public procurement – what the government spends on goods and services – represents the greatest opportunity there is for investment in UK economic development. […]


The Contribution of the Third Sector to Employability in Scotland

Posted in: General News

The Scottish Government has published the Third Sector Employability Forum report for which the Glasgow University Training and Employment Research Unit undertook the research. The Third Sector is recognised as a key player in delivering employability services, with a distinctive role where much of its effort is focused on supporting more disadvantaged individuals. Whilst the sector’s role is not […]


Social Care Services Scotland 2014 – An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Posted in: General News

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday published ‘Social Care Services, Scotland 2014’. This Statistics Release presents the latest national figures for Social Care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide Social Care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as […]


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 […]


Inspire Behavioural Safety – Free Capacity Building Workshop

Posted in: Events

There is a 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 this workshop is below. Click the link for further information. Inspire Behavioural Safety (PDF) Wednesday 10th December 2014 | 10.00 – 12.00 hrs Raise awareness of how humans function […]


Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Posted in: General News

The purpose of this Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) is to provide guidance on interim arrangements relating to Community Benefit requirements in public contracts in advance of the full implementation of the provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance to be published under the Act. For more information on what’s happening […]


Glasgow Social Enterprise Network Trade Show

Posted in: Events

Wasps Artists’ Studios, Glasgow December 10, 12:00pm-5:00pm Drop in and join the first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show on 10th December in The Briggait, the stunning historical building redeveloped by Wasps Artists’ Studios. While you’re there, find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city, build business connections or trade and get involved in […]


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 […]


Scottish Government Funding – National Strategy for Self-directed Support in Scotland

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The Scottish Government is making additional funding available over the next three years allocated to build the capacity of independent support, information and advocacy organisations across Scotland, specifically in relation to the National Strategy for Self-directed Support in Scotland. A total of £8.4m will be available, £2.8m in 2015/16, £2.8m in 2016/17 and £2.8m in […]