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Dear <<First Name>>
Happy Halloween, welcome to the October Sports Newsletter.

There are still a few places remaining for this year’s SE Conference “Collaborating towards a Sharing Economy” on the 7th & 8th December at the Westerwood Hotel. Find out more.  
Senscot’s new website is now up and running. We welcome any feedback and would love to hear how members would like to best make use of the website.

Best wishes,



Senscot “Sport for Change” Briefing Paper is now available – I highlighted in last month’s newsletter our series of Briefing Papers. Please find the latest document highlighting the work of three of our sports members and their contribution towards, Sport for Change and “Running a Sustainable Facility” Briefing Paper
SFA Community Asset Transfer - The Scottish FA have developed a new project to help football clubs become central hubs in the local community. After receiving £196,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the SFA invited proposals from community clubs with aspirations of boosting their positive impact on the local community.
The three clubs identified - Annan Athletic FC, Bonnyrigg Rose Community FC and Jeanfield Swifts FC, will take advantage of the project as they work towards community asset transfers. More information here SFA news

New Social Enterprise space opens in Glasgow - Kibble have just opened up Good within Buchanan Galleries. Good is an interactive, welcoming and fun environment where anyone can find out more about local charities and social enterprises.  A facility for social enterprises and third sector organisations in Glasgow and West of Scotland to utilise, for free, for a number of things including events, training, meetings or demonstrations. 
If you’re interested in connecting with Good contact Mark MacMillan on

GameChanger is a Public Social Partnership led by NHS Lothian, Hibernian Football Club and the Hibernian Community Foundation.  The aim is to unlock the power and passion associated with football to deliver a better, healthier future for the most vulnerable in our communities.
Gamechanger has a Christmas campaign to make Edinburgh a very special place this Christmas..  A number of partners including Edinburgh Evening News, Heart of Midlothian Football Club, City of Edinburgh Council. Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Tesco are on board. More here


Youth Work in Sport – The Robertson Trust have recently launched a Youth Work in Sport microsite offering practical advice and information for organisations using sport/physical activity to engage and retain hard to reach young people. Access the microsite Here
A Code For Sports Governance – The Sport and Recreation Alliance has produced an on-line resource “The Principles of Good Governance”. Information here Good Governance



Partnership Funding - This year’s Senscot Conference will see a refreshed version of the Dragons’ Den – with the emphasis on the theme of ‘collaboration’. Applications are invited for ‘pitches’ from SEs either delivering or planning to deliver a new or amended service by working in partnership with others. Prize money for the winning pitch will come in the form of support/services/products etc from SEN members or intermediaries to the value of £5k.
Senscot Dragons Den
Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund is open for applications from sports clubs in the west of Scotland. Application Deadline is 5th November. Find out more and apply.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is looking for enterprising organisations to take part in the 2017 Coalfields Community Challenge. Awards up to a maximum of £10,000 will be made to a limited number of applicants on a competitive basis. Find out more and apply.

Highland Sustainable Development Fund -The fund is to be used to provide support for strategic projects in the Highlands. Successful projects will have the potential to make a significant and sustainable difference to people within the region. For example, initiatives which combat the effects of rural isolation, developing local energy projects, establishing an apprenticeship scheme, or projects which generate income to provide communities with long term revenue streams. Highland Sustainable Development Fund

Sport Aberdeen, Community Sport Grant – You can apply for projects or activity that will contribute to The Strategy for an Active Aberdeen which could include: New projects or activity that will result in increasing opportunities and participation in sport and physical activity; support juniors; improve facilities and equipment or events. Information here Community Sport


Targeted Employability Pathways – Social Firms Scotland/Employability SEN event. Join SFS at their AGM on the 21st Nov. A seminar exploring how social enterprises can deliver more person-centred outcomes for people with significant barriers to work. Hear from Social Firm practitioners about the work they are doing to support people furthest from the labour market, the PSP approach to employability and the opportunities for Supported Businesses under the broadened definition book your place here

Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is kick starting their series of roadshows. The is a great opportunity to learn about the range of services P4P offers, the changes for supported business and to find out more about the ‘refreshed’ RfB Third Sector Register.  You’ll also hear about the impact of the sustainable procurement duty and the Councils’ commitment on supplying to the public sector. You can register your interest Here.
Improving Participation for Women and Girls in Sport - Holyrood briefing to examine the next steps to encourage more women and girls into sport and physical activity. The event takes place 28 Feb 2018 in Edinburgh. Booking details here Holyrood Booking
Pilotlight Event, Creating Better Boards – The event on Tues 7 Nov will be exploring how charities are able to achieve good governance and the associated challenges. Event details here Pilotlight Event


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