Social enterprise

2015 Social Enterprise Awards

Social enterprises throughout the UK are invited to apply to the 2015 Social Enterprise Awards, which recognise and reward outstanding performance and achievement over the past year. Full details can be found on the Social Enterprise UK website.

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Shared tastes and common values

Exploring Scotland’s past, current and potential future relationship between co-operation, food and health.

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Community food social enterprise network

CFHS is working with Senscot to support the community food social enterprise network (SEN). Membership of the SEN is open to any community food and health organisation that is, or is aspiring to be, a social enterprise. For more details, contact Anne.

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Evaluation of social enterprise activities

Since 2008 CFHS has offered a range of learning and development opportunities around social enterprise. An evaluation of these activities was recently carried out with the participants.

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Minding Their Own Business Too

In 2006 Community Food and Health (Scotland) produced ‘Minding Their Own Business’, an introduction to business and social enterprise for organisations supporting local communities tackling inequalities in diet and health. Minding Their Own Business Too is a companion to this toolkit. In response to suggestions from people involved in community food and health work, it …

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Study tours September 2008

In September 2008 we ran two tours to organisations in Aberdeen and Edinburgh delivering services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and operating as social enterprise.

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Getting Down to Business

Report and evaluation from two events giving community food projects the opportunity to find out more about becoming social enterprises.

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Banking services for social enterprise

Information about the services and key contacts that the main Scottish banks offer to projects using social enterprise approaches.

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Minding Their Own Business

Guide to encourage those working at community level to explore the potential of new ways of working and to enable those who want to follow the social enterprise route to get all the assistance they require. Considers potential pitfalls and constraints and gives advice and information

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Minding Their Own Business launch summary

Minding Their Own Business is an introductory guide to business and social enterprise produced by SCDP for community food initiatives. This is a brief report of a seminar on social enterprise and community food initiatives at which the publication was launched.

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