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Upcoming ESE Events

Join us for events this August and September

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Nae Such Thing As A Daft Question 2
Thursday 25 August | 5.30-6.30pm | Online

After a successful pilot, the online Q&A targeted at people in the early stages of running their social enterprise and those who are considering starting a social enterprise is back!

It’ll be an open forum for attendees to ask any and all questions they have with answers and advice from Claire Pattullo (CEO at Edinburgh Social Enterprise), Steve Lawrence (Member Engagement Officer at Edinburgh Social Enterprise) and Emma Galloway (Balerno Village Trust).

We aim to offer a supportive space where you feel comfortable asking any question (even if you think it’s daft) and where peer learning and sharing of experiences is encouraged.


An exclusive event for ESEN member organisations.

For women in a leadership role within Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network member organisations. These can be paid or voluntary roles in either the staff or governance team.At the event you will meet other women from across the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network and explore successes, challenges, barriers, peer support. you will also have the opportunity to inform the development of the network and future events


WiSE event in May 2022

Join us and have your say in our Rountable event at The Charteris Centre on Thursday 15 September.

The cost of living crisis has had a huge impact on social enterprises across Scotland. We have heard from members facing a variety of challenges but the one issue that all of our members will need to confront is rising energy costs.

 This event isn’t about energy saving tips, it is a chance for social enterprises, politicians and civil servants to come together in-person and discuss both the challenges and possible solutions. Invited speakers are still to be confirmed

(limited availability)

Join us for a FREE in-person workshop with experienced fundraiser Roger Horam of Red Lynx Ltd on Thursday 22 September, 5pm at The Charteris Centre.
‘In today’s every worsening fundraising environment how do you stand out from the crowd, bring the application to life and be memorable to the grant maker?’

This session will present approaches to personalise your grant applications through stories, case studies and anecdotes – why to use them, when to use them, where to use them – plus other personalisation tools and techniques to lift your applications and leave a positive lasting impression and hopefully be successful.

Tickets are limited.