May News, events and training

May 9, 2019

Social Enterprise news and events. 

All the funding, news, and training events coming up in May!

What If...North Edinburgh Event: 

We are launching our new What If programme, this time in North Edinburgh. As part of the launch we are hosting discussion events on Friday 24th May 9.30-12 and Tuesday 4th June 6-8pm (both include food). For more information or to register your interest please contact Julie Smith: julie@firstport.org.uk 

Edinburgh Printmakers and UnLtd are launching a new programme of support.

A new programme that will offer support and funding for people who want to tackle a social issue using creativity, benefitting people in the South West of Edinburgh.

This event is an information day to find out more about this programme. 

Date: Wednesday 29th May 

Time: 10:00-15:00 

Location: Edinburgh Printmakers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP

Who is this event for?

You have a creative idea to tackle a social issue in the South West of Edinburgh and are looking for funding and support to test and develop your idea into a social venture.
You work with people who could be interested in this programme.

You are between 16 and 24 years old and you would like funding and support to try a creative idea that will benefit people in the South West of Edinburgh.
You work with young people and would like to find out more about the programme to tell them about this opportunity.

Find out more, and register for the event here.

Tickets available now for Impact Summit 2019

The FutureX team is bringing Impact Summit back to Glasgow in May 2019 and tickets are on sale now.

Impact Summit gives a platform to some of the brightest minds of our times. This event welcomes everyone, from entrepreneurs to executives to educators, all connected by a dream of seeing a thriving business landscape that puts people at its very heart.

Go to Impact Summit to hear from the visionaries who are changing the status quo and pioneering the new age of business. The unique space (the transformed SWG3 warehouse in the heart of Glasgow’s west end) will bring delegates out of their day to day and into a space of inspiration and discussion.

This year’s themes are: A Sustainable Future | Tech for Good | People Behind the Purpose
Tickets available here.

Social Investment Scotland- South of Scotland Programme 

These 'Introduction to Enterprise' workshops, aimed at community groups, charities, and social enterprises are brought to you by South of Scotland Economic Partnership. Delivered by Firstport and in partnership with Social Investment Scotland, these workshops are best suited to early-stage organisations considering establishing enterprising activities for social benefit.

This series of workshops for socially-driven organisations will offer a blend of knowledge and experience, helping attendees consider legal models, idea generation, feasibility and action planning. Spaces are limited, so check out Social Investment Scotland’s website to book your place. Be sure to stay tuned for further workshop series in the South of Scotland Support Programme. Learn more here.

Free Introduction to Data Protection Act/GDPR workshops for social enterprises.

Viridor to run a series of workshops aimed to help social enterprises in Scotland. Free Introduction to Data Protection Act/GDPR workshops for social enterprises. More information.

Co-Innovate guidance and support. 

In an ever-changing and increasingly competitive marketplace, innovation is integral to business growth and success.

With Co-Innovate, you can learn about the benefits of innovation, identify opportunities for growth in your business and create a vision to make it happen.

Co-Innovate guides and supports you along your innovation journey. It offers free business analysis and bespoke expert advice/mentoring. There is also support available for undertaking collaborative research and innovation projects.

For more information on Co-Innovate, eligibility or to register for this free innovation workshop, please contact:
Donald Murray, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, 07584770253 donald.murray@hient.co.uk or visit their website.