20th – 22nd April, Sustaining DunbarThe Transition Scotland regional hub invite you and your community group for a Learning Visit to Sustaining Dunbar in East Lothian. During the weekend you will get a chance to explore Sustaining Dunbar’s application of Transition Network principles and practice. You will find out more about their community projects and take a part in a discussion about the Plastic Free Coastline project, with a guest presentation from local Surfers Against Sewage.
To find out more and book go to https://ts-dunbar.eventbrite.co.uk [One booking per person]
Our April newsletter is out!
Announcing a Transition Scotland gathering in Dunbar 20-22 April and a SCCAN gathering in Glasgow 5 May,
An invitation to share your story in our new podcast project,
Details on training opportunities, funding and other events.
Read our February newsletter here with plenty of news of funding opportunities, events, and activities around Good Food Nation.
Below is a guest blog from Innovate UK – the operating name of the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency. It is a UK non-departmental public body operating at arm’s length from the UK Government reporting to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Our Predictions on the Future of Energy
Energy production is becoming an ever more pressing issue as we advance further into the twenty first century.
With a developing focus on greener energy and emerging smart energy innovations, significant change is set to take place in the next several decades. The ways in which we consume, produce and distribute energy are transforming and will significantly impact our usage and understanding.
To help make sense of what’s to come, we’ve pinpointed our predictions on the future of energy.
Many community groups are looking to diversify their income streams and build a more sustainable group by setting up and running a social enterprise. The Enterprise Accelerator is a partnership between Scottish Community Alliance and Community Enterprise and is intended as a programme of business support for community based organisations who have little or no trading experience but wish to expand this aspect of their operation.
To be eligible to apply you need to:
Be a member of a SCA network (such as SCCAN);
Be a constituted third sector organisation;
Hold a bank account;
Have been operational for at least a year.
Interested? Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial enquiry form.