Clacks Social Enterprise Network (CSEN)

Provide a range of opportunities and support

The Clackmannanshire Social Enterprise Network (CSEN) has been established by social enterprises in the local area to provide a range of opportunities and support to it’s members.  CSEN  also provides a voice for local social enterprises operating in the Clackmannanshire area, and seeks to represent it’s members both locally and nationally.

CSEN members are working hard to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the local social economy and their regular meet up’s offer:

  • Peer support – where members can benefit from the wide range of expertise and experience of fellow members.
  • Group solutions – where members can raise issues and work together to find solutions
  • Share best practice – where members can share best practice and get support to adapt, enhance and improve their own practice
  • Signposting – where the depth of experience of members can signpost members to additional support services, funding, training and other opportunities

Membership is open to all social enterprises operating in  Clackmannanshire and at all stages of development; from new starts through to well established mature organisations.

CTSI is committed to facilitating, representing and promoting CSEN and it’s members both locally and nationally.

For further information or to become a CSEN member please contact Jennifer Robertson at CTSi, by e-mail: jennifer.robertson@ctsi.org.uk, or by phone: 01259 213 840

Testimonials

  • If people want to learn something new, we enable that to happen by giving them the training and skills – and along the way they get good company and a sense of achievement from what they have made
    Archie Scott Committee member, Wee County Crafters
  • I get a lot of satisfaction as an RSVP volunteer and I would recommend getting involved. Volunteering Matters to me because of the impact it can have on our community and making a difference to peoples lives. It gives me the opportunity to keep active and to contribute to my community in retirement.
    Bob Kerr Handyperson, Volunteering Matters
  • Deciding to befriend was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made - we both get so much out of it. I look forward to spending time with her every week and we are always commenting on how much we have in common! Loneliness is something that can affect anyone at any time, and it is projects like this that are so important in helping to stop it. I would recommend befriending to anyone – even if they are feeling apprehensive like I was – as the benefits to the person you are matched with and yourself are endless
    Katie Wardlaw Befriender, Volunteering Matters
  • It has been a good transition from working full time to volunteering. I had not done anything like this since my children were young as I worked full time for a long time but now I feel I can give something back to the community – and I am really enjoying this role. It is a great fit
    Mary Quigley Mary Quigley, Driver/Group Assistant, The Friendship Club
  • I love the variety of work at Play Alloa – there is always something different going on – answering the phone, preparing for the Christmas fayre, parent information evenings, helping with surgeries and providing information for parents. I have really enjoyed being part of a team – everyone helps and supports each other
    Julie Milligan Administration Volunteer, Play Alloa