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Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network (ASEN) would like to invite you to our network breakfast meeting, incorporating our AGM.

The event will feature two excellent guest speakers;

Pauline Hinchion – Scottish Communities Reinvestment Trust (SCRT)

Come and hear more about SCRT’s innovative models of community reinvestment through Community Loan Funds.  SCRT develops financial products and services that are designed to meet the particular needs, missions and values of the whole of the Scottish Third Sector.

Sarah CameronSenscot – ‘Painting the picture for a Successful SEN’

Sarah will share with us her experiences supporting Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) across Scotland, and how a successful SEN can be a powerful tool in growing and developing your social enterprise.

All welcome – please come along and network with other social entrepreneurs in Aberdeen.

When – Wednesday 25th April 2018
Time – 7.30am – 9am
Where – Rosies Café (Turning Point), 137 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, AB25 2YH.

Bacon Rolls, tea and coffee will be provided.


  • Treasurers Report
  • New board members
  • What’s next for ASEN
  • Guest Speakers

To register please follow link



Thanks to everyone who attended the event at HMP Grampian.  We hope that you enjoyed it and were able to identify  opportunities to work with SPS.

Here is Rozanne McCurroch’s email address.  She and her team are very keen to develop relationships between Social Enterprises and SPS, so please get in contact with her directly.

McCurrach Rozanne

We will shortly be sending out a very short questionnaire to get feedback about the event.


John Lewis Foundation

The John Lewis Foundation was established in 2008, with the primary aim of’ supporting the communities’ where John Lewis’ suppliers operate throughout the world.

Since then, it has supported many projects, from a school for girls in India in the region where many of our handmade rugs come from, to supporting cotton farmers in growing more sustainable cotton for John Lewis products and helping to train young people in the necessary skills to see a revival of the textiles industry within the UK.

Although, in the past, the Foundation focused most of its support in overseas projects, in 2016, the Trustees decided the time was right to review this position and agreed to create a new fund specifically for use in supporting disadvantaged communities in the UK.  We have involved Partners from across the business in deciding how best to spend this money and so far, not only have we received requests directly from good causes and charities, but also through our Partners.

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