Social Enterprise Scotland is holding regular, free online webinars for social entrepreneurs throughout March. The sessions take place regularly on Wednesdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Session topics include:
- “Delivering Community Food in a Changed Society” on Wednesday 3rd March
Social enterprises and community groups rapidly adapted last year, delivering food to vulnerable groups, boosting community food growing and selling healthy food across Scotland.
At this webinar, attendees will be joined by Michelle Carruthers, The Food Train, Mary Sinclair, The Community Food Social Enterprise Network (SEN), and Angela Moohan, The Larder Cook School.
- “Raising Finance in New and Innovative Ways” on Wednesday 10th March
“Do you need to raise finance for your social enterprise? Are you thinking about trying to raise funds in new and innovative ways? Have you found that traditional funding routes are not a suitable solution? Or perhaps you just want to find out about the options that could be available to you to raise capital in a creative way?”
This webinar will cover different ways to raise income, with the opportunity for attendees to share their views and experiences with others who have successfully done this before. Guests will include Toby Sandison, Programme & Communications Officer, Community Shares Scotland, Stuart McCarthy, Isle of Eigg Brewery, Crowdfunder UK, and Louise Hastie, Lower Impact Living CIC.
- “Regenerating Our Communities After Lockdown” on Wednesday 17th March
The last year has seen deep social and economic changes in our local communities. This webinar asks how do we now drive local regeneration to tackle both new and persistent problems? What new solutions do we need? What role does community ownership play? How can social enterprises lead the regeneration and how can communities learn from each other about best practice?
- “How Tax Can Drive Social Enterprise Development” on Wednesday 24th March
Helping social enterprises adapt and develop is a key task for Social Enterprise Scotland in the months and years ahead. During this webinar, they will ask what else they can do, apart from funding and business support? What role could tax and tax reliefs play? How can social enterprises use tax to drive social change? What creative policies could Social Enterprise Scotland have around Business Rates, Council Tax, Landfill Tax and the range of other devolved taxes? How could they help social enterprises?
- “The Role of Social Enterprise in Mental Health” on Wednesday 31st March
Mental health has become a vital topic over the past year, and will increase in importance as we emerge from lockdown. Social Enterprise Scotland asks, what role do social enterprises play in the mental health recovery? What role can they play going forward? What mental health impacts has lockdown had on social entrepreneurs themselves?
During this webinar, they will examine the challenges and opportunities, joined by Catherine Eadie, Founding Director, MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC, Deborah Grossman, The Wee Retreat CIC, and other speakers to be confirmed.
To book your place on any webinar, please click on the relevant title above, or visit the Social Enterprise Scotland website.