Social enterprise doing great work in sport in Scotland

This is one of the presentations at the conference Enterprise and Collaboration – The way forward for community sport and physical activity in Wales.

 

This is a one-day event focussing on how Welsh community sports providers can meet the challenges and benefit from new opportunities created by changes in people’s lives, the political landscape and the economic situation.

 

The conference is held on 26thJune 2014 at SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

 

This presentation will be delivered by Diane Cameron, Social Enterprise and Sports Co-ordinator, SENscot

 

The Social Enterprise & Sport Initiative in Scotland has been up and running since 2010.  It has been an interesting journey and in this session Diane will share the experiences and learnings from both a strategic and direct support perspective.

 

Through the initiative, it has emerged that sports social enterprises can be loosely divided into 3 types and examples of each will be shared i.e.:

 

•             Community run sports facilities

 

•             Deliverers who use sport as a tool to engage

 

•             Community Sports Clubs who choose to make a wider impact. 

 

An indirect benefit of this work recently led to the launch of a £1m fund aimed specifically at sports clubs and community sports organisation that are considering taking on assets and keen to develop as social enterprises.

 

As well as working strategically to increase awareness of the social enterprise model, much of Diane Cameron’s work has focused on supporting sports organisations to increase both their sustainability and ultimately their social impact.  

 

For further information call o1423 326 660 or email svend@smnuk.com

 

 

 

 

 

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