Three Things for Thursday – 25th March 2021

Hi folks – well, it’s been a bit of a week – I had my Covid jag – yay! Went down like a ton of bricks afterwards – ooft! Apparently I’m not alone, but I kinda wish I’d known that sooner!

1/ New Social Enterprise Action Plan – this long-awaited plan was published yesterday – more information and the document are available here. I’ve not digested it yet but will try and include a summary of key bits, next week.

2/ Loan Funds – The Third Sector Growth Fund was also announced this week by the Scottish Government, with £30m for social enterprises including, The Catalyst Fund for those that can’t access standard loans, The Circular Economy Fund to build sustainability and The Social Venture Portfolio. Again, we will keep you posted with more info when available.

3/ Creative Organisations Digital Support – £1m fund for all small to medium size creative organisations i.e., not specifically for social enterprise, to help build digital capacity – see here.

EXTRA – The Larder is looking for a Employer Engagement Officer, 2 posts are available at The Bridge Community Project , a Counselling Development worker and an Outreach Development worker and Polbeth HUB is seeking a Business Development Manager.