CVS Inverclyde Social Enterprise Network Meeting
|Tuesday 28 November 2017, 12:00pm - 01:30pm |
The next Social Enterprise Network meeting on Tuesday 28 November 2017, noon to around 1.30pm, will take place at the newly opened Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub - http://www.broomhillhub.org.uk/. As well as participating in the network meeting, this is also a great opportunity to see the new facility and sample the centre's café food. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided to attendees.
The new facility in Mearns Street, Greenock, was officially opened at the end of October by Provost Martin Brennan. The initiative, undertaken by Inverclyde Association for Mental Health along with local residents, has seen the transformation of two derelict brownfield sites into a horticultural training facility, community hub, café and offices. Margaret Tait, IAMH, will provide the group with a tour of the facility.
The Social Enterprise Network meeting will welcome Neil Young from Partnership for Procurement (P4P), who will deliver a presentation on the P4P programme. He will cover procurement opportunities for the third sector, the benefits of collaboration, as well as the organisation's support offering and newly launched website.
P4P is a new initiative, which supports social enterprises and third sector organisations to build partnerships and consortia and better access public contracts and other contracting opportunities. It was established as a result of the Scottish Government's new ten year Social Enterprise Strategy, which highlighted its aim to increase the number and range of social enterprises involved in the delivery of public services. Managed by Senscot, it is a partnership between Senscot, Social Firms Scotland, the Scottish Community Alliance and Cooperative Development Scotland.
CLD Worker, Alan Deans, will also take the opportunity to update the group on the I:DEAS Project.
If you plan to attend, please register your attendance by contacting Bill Stewart, CVS Inverclyde Social Economy Development Officer.
Contact : Bill Stewart, Social Economy Development Officer, CVS Inverclyde