Monthly Round-Up – October 2020

What’s happening in the Sector:

Senscot’s “Rebuild and Restart Week” – Monday 16th November till Friday 20th November. This is a follow up from Senscot’s, very successful, “SE Reset Week”, held back in May. There are currently over 20 online events scheduled, designed to address “how, together, our sector can move towards recovery from the impact of Covid-19” For more info, click here.

Community Enterprise – Tuesday – 27th October – 10am till noon. They are hosting an online event to launch their research report – “A Different Approach to Community Led Asset Development”. Click here for more information.

Senscot – Pockets and Prospects Programme – running from November 2020 until February 2021 – it will focus on addressing the emergency mental health and wellbeing needs, as a result of Covid, within communities. The programme will be following the “Pick N Mix” style – If you are interested please contact Mary at Senscot.


Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme – For more information on both strands of the fund, click on the links – Communities Recovery Fund and Adapt & Thrive. If you would like Diane to have a look over your application or you have a question, send her an email or call 07889 720171 

WLC Third Sector Community Support Fund – formerly referred to as the Vol Orgs Budget – with an upper limit of £50k and a closing date of 11th November 2020 – see here for details. If you’d like an independent eye cast over your application, Diane is happy to help –

Community Climate Asset Fund – The Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF) is a Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful – Closing date is Monday 9th November at noon. For more details, click here.


Social Enterprise Scotland – Buy Social Bootcamp – Monday 2nd November till Friday 5th November – Via Zoom @ 4pm. Buy Social Scotland is a new initiative to promote trading social enterprises to Scottish consumers by highlighting their products, services and experiences. This Bootcamp is a series of webinars, tailored to help you solve common marketing, communications and sales challenges. Click here to book.

WLSEN AGM – Save the date! Thursday 10th December 2020 at 1:30 – online via Zoom. We will share the future plans of WLSEN, as shaped by you, our members, after a short, formal AGM.

WLSEN Call Out – please, if you have anything you would like included in future Monthly Round-Ups, whether it be a job vacancy, room hire, an event or you just want to share some news with the Network, get in touch with me, Angie.

Member Focus:

Positively Able CIC
  Positively Able CIC is a new organisation focussing on providing professional, accessible peer-counselling to adults experiencing disability. They offer peer-counselling via Zoom, Teams and telephone just now due to COVID-19 restrictions but aim to resume their socially distanced, face to face service as soon as possible.   Their person centred service aims to give individuals more choice and control of their therapeutic needs by offering 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions at affordable rates. Please check their website for further details.   If you would like more information or have an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via telephone 07308199977 or email

See You Next Month!