Creating the next generation of global changemakers
3 January 2022
Equipping young people with the skills and mind-sets needed to become job creators not only job seekers, is an essential component of Scotland’s economic recovery...
Ten innovative responsible tourism projects launched as part of £25 million Scottish Tourism Recovery Programme
30 November 2021
Tourism projects, including Communities Leading in Tourism, have been made possible as part of the Scottish Government’s £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
New partnership to boost opportunities for refugees
21 September 2021
The Social Enterprise Academy and Scottish Refugee Council have announced a new initiative. A new partnership is set to boost opportunities for refugees in Scotland...
Scottish Tourism Leadership Programme Launched
19 July 2021
A Scotland wide programme to support business and community-led tourism enterprises taking the lead in the sector’s COVID-19 recovery is being launched today.
60 ‘enterprising’ UK heritage organisations to receive support via Steps to Sustainability programme
28 May 2021
The second round of the Steps to Sustainability is open to applications, with UK heritage organisations being offered support with strategic leadership and income-generating skills.
Special edition of Big Issue as vendors return to the streets
27 April 2021
A special schools edition of The Big Issue has been created to mark the return of the magazine’s vendors across Scotland for the first time after 24 weeks of lockdown. The new edition looks at ways that young people have contributed to their communities during the pandemic.
Changeworks and Social Enterprise Academy partner to deliver green opportunities for young people
22 April 2021
Changeworks and the Social Enterprise Academy are forming a brand new partnership that will support young people to fulfill their potential in the environmental sector.
New climate change programme launches for young people in Scotland & Malaysia
19 April 2021
British Council, Social Enterprise Academy and University of the Highlands & Islands are looking for young people in Malaysia and Scotland aged 18-35 to take part in a new programme tackling climate change.
Climate change grants for UK-Malaysia partnerships
21 February 2021
Three UK-Malaysia climate change projects have received support from British Council. The “Visioning the Future & StoryTelling for Climate Change” project aims to help Malaysian and Scottish youth sharpen their storytelling skills to activate their plans and goals for climate change.
Local communities aim to be leaders in Scottish tourism
Sixteen community group representatives from Shetland to Galloway will be expanding their horizons digitally this weekend as they look at the future of Scottish tourism.
Enterprise support programme to help 60 UK heritage organisations build sustainable futures
20 October 2020
A new Social Enterprise Academy initiative backed by National Lottery Heritage Fund will offer 60 UK heritage organisations support with strategic leadership and income-generating skills as a way to safeguard their futures.
Funding to support communities re-imagine a future
1 October 2020
The Academy has been awarded National Lottery funding to deliver Visioning Rural Communities, an innovative programme that invites learners to dream of a renewed society.
Students as Change Agents Programme
Learning programme supports students to tackle sustainable tourism and youth homelessness in Edinburgh.
Rural communities offered tourism expertise to support local recovery
4 July 2020
A new programme has been launched with the aim of helping community development organisations and social enterprises support the recovery of rural Scotland’s tourism sector.
2020: Time for structural change and racial equity
23 June 2020
As leaders, we have a responsibility to engage in honest dialogue about how to dismantle structural racism and address issues of discrimination and inequality within our own organisations and beyond.
SEA & Emerald Works partner to support social change leaders
28 May 2020
This partnership will give Social Enterprise Academy learners free access to Emerald Work's award-winning Mind Tools toolkit, helping them to put learning into practice and develop the key skills needed to thrive in a post-COVID world.
SEA featured as one of top 100 social enterprises in UK
14 May 2020
We're excited to announce that the Social Enterprise Academy is featured as one of the top 100 social enterprises in UK in the NatWest SE100 2020! You can read the full list of social enterprises in this year's list below.
Tourism workshops getting under way in Thurso
6 March 2020
A SERIES of tourism information workshops will be delivered in Thurso during March. The events are being run by Thurso Community Development Trust with subject areas ranging from slow tourism to information sharing.
The Perfect Balance: a film about Rwandan Fair Trade coffee
28 February 2020
The Perfect Balance: Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations kick off with the premiere of new film highlighting links between coffee farmers in Rwanda and coffee-drinkers in Scotland.
Hopes encouraging collaboration in Moray will help region reach potential
25 February 2020
Charity TSI Moray is preparing to host its annual conference with the aim of pulling groups together to help realise the region’s potential.
Release of Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2019
4 September 2019
Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, announced the Census’s key findings this morning at the annual Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) Policy and Practice Conference in Glasgow.
Social enterprise hub launched in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
19 July 2019
The Community Partnership based in Balloch has launched a new social enterprise hub in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy, with its first Growing Enterprising Communities event taking place on 28 August 2019.
Just Enterprise: Third sector partnership wins £5m contract
27 May 2019
Scotland’s social enterprises are set for a £5m fillip from the Scottish Government to help social firms boost their presence. The cash will be administered by the Just Enterprise consortium, including CEIS, the Social Enterprise Academy, Firstport and Impact Hub Inverness.
Pupils become Big Issue vendors for the day in a special edition sell-off
19 March 2019
Pupils in Scotland today turned into enterprising Big Issue vendors as they took part in a sell off of a special edition of the magazine that they helped create. Five pupils from Mary Russell School in Paisley became Big Issue vendors and tried their hand at selling the magazine at Renfrewshire House.
Teaching social enterprise: Scotland leads the way
19 March 2019
Should social enterprise be on every school curriculum? It will be in Scotland by 2028. We find out what pupils and teachers think about a groundbreaking programme led by the Social Enterprise Academy and the Scottish Government.
School pupils to help sell special edition of The Big Issue
18 March 2019
Scottish schoolchildren have helped create a special edition of The Big Issue and will this week help sell the magazine as street vendors. Fifteen pupils visited the editorial headquarters on Glasgow’s Bath Street to help create the issue and a social enterprise-inspired supplement.
New Scotland-Canada partnership to support social enterprise
9 February 2019
An international agreement to grow and sustain social enterprises in Scotland and Canada has been announced by Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Toronto.
Forget Nessie, local schools are selling goodies at Urquhart Castle
3 November 2018
This is the outcome of the ‘Meet the Buyer’ project launched by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Social Enterprise Academy to inspire young entrepreneurs as part of the Year of Young People 2018.
Pioneering business support group reaches out to world
24 October 2018
IT was founded in Scotland 14 years ago and has since helped almost 3,000 social enterprises to reach their full potential. Now, a pioneering organisation set up to support not-for-profit businesses north of the border is to roll out a franchise into more countries worldwide.
What type of leadership does Scotland's Third Sector need?
9 April 2018
Lara Friedman, Head of Innovation and Learning at the Social Enterprise Academy, discusses the importance of effective leadership within Scotland's Third Sector.
Young entrepreneurs shine in competition
5 February 2018
ENTERPRISING youngsters have raised around £6000 for the Highland Hospice as part of an Apprentice-style competition. Children from schools all over the Highlands created products and then sold their wares and services with the help of their teachers and guidance from the Social Enterprise Academy.