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Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Here is our selection for February. 

In 2016, eight locals from Rothesay, embarked aboard the Vital Spark programme. They have been developing businesses that benefit their community. They are passionate about their island and are instilling change, drop by drop.

A selection of funding for your social enterprise. 

A selection of events around Scotland that will help in your social enterprise journey.

A community local produce hub in the Western Isles is in line for a hat-trick of awards. It is inspiring other communities to follow in their footsteps.

26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK. Two of them are based in Scotland. 

The winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2016 were announced at the Scottish Parliament last week. 

The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise were announced at The Scottish Parliament on Thursday 10th November. 

This Global Entrepreneurship Week (14 – 20 November 2016) BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and founder of Scrumptious Productions, Carol Cooke, will launch a ground-breaking documentary campaign, Barefoot in Business.

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Homes for Good and MsMissMrs, respectively run by Susan Aktemel and Sylvia Douglas, are two of the nine businesses shortlisted for the Asda Community Social Enterprise of the Year award. 

Join BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur, Carol Cooke, as she launches her latest documentary campaign, Barefoot in Business, and help empower female entrepreneurs across Uganda - while raising funds for your own organisation.

Social Enterprise Day is an opportunity for the 70,000 social enterprises across the UK to shout about the good work they're doing and the difference they're making. Using social media is an easy and quick way to do this.

Perth physical activity and arts social enterprise Adventure Circus has today announced the launch of a pay it forward ticketing scheme for their upcoming circus production, Seasons.

Maslow’s Community Shop, a Glasgow social enterprise that supports refugees and people in financial difficulties, sent three staff members to the Calais Jungle refugee camp. They took a caravan that will offer shelter to sick people, young families and unaccompanied children. 

A group of five budding entrepreneurs who live or work in the South Carrick area have been selected onto the first group of What if...Girvan, a social enterprise programme aiming to help local people to set up enterprises that make a positive, lasting difference in the area.

The Social Enterprise Focus as part of Argyll Enterprise Week, recognises the significant contribution social enterprises make not only to the Argyll Economy but to the sustainability of services and communities across the area.

The Rural Innovators Awards recognise projects, people and organisations that improve life in rural communities across Scotland.

Businesses urged to consider collaborating to achieve growth and access new markets. Prize now open for entries.

Did you know that the first official co-working space was set up as a non-profit co-operative? This was in 2005, a mere 11 years ago.

LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator has opened for applications for the third time. The only programme of its kind in the country, it supports the most ambitious, early stage social enterprises to achieve scale, by getting them investment ready and connecting them with investors looking for social as well as financial returns.

Scotland’s leading company creation competition and start up development programme for students, graduates and staff from the country’s universities has announced its top six finalists for the main Converge Challenge award category.