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TSIs to be involved in Scotland-wide conversation on social enterprises

 

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) has been chosen by the Scottish Government to deliver the new ‘Single Enhanced Intermediary’.

A series of "community conversations" will be held across the country as the transition to a single voice for all social enterprises in Scotland gets underway.

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) is growing a strong, inclusive voice for social enterprise after being chosen by the Scottish Government to deliver the new ‘Single Enhanced Intermediary’ (SEI) from July 1.

As part of the transition process, SES is engaging with the entire sector, including grassroots social enterprises, in every part of Scotland.

Over the coming months, events will be held for all 32 local authority areas – starting with an online meeting today (TUE) for interested parties on the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be planned virtually, however SES still looks forward to gleaning valuable insights and intelligence from local areas. 

At each event, SES chief executive Chris Martin will provide an update on the transition process, and listen to the views of local, geographic networks including Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs).

Chris Martin, chief executive of Social Enterprise Scotland, said: “Through the transition process, we want to get out and listen to communities across Scotland to understand how we can best serve and support the work they are doing locally.

“The feedback about the new SEI has been very encouraging and we look forward to hearing more ideas and innovations.

“It is important to us that we listen to people in every part of Scotland so that we can build a broad consensus.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for our sector as we deliver a new inclusive model that will put social enterprises at the heart of Scotland’s future.”

 

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