Following hot on the heels of the Launch of the Social Enterprise Strategy, another report that will have an important bearing on how the Soc Ent Action Plan is developed, particularly at a local level, was published.
The Evaluation of the Third sector Interface (TSI) Network was published just before Christmas.
This much-awaited report offers 18 recommendations that, in essence, look to place TSIs as a key strategic partner in the delivery of locally agreed outcomes, as opposed to specifically focussing on the delivery of four functions.
With the report acknowledging Soc Ents to be the ‘most contested’ of TSIs’ core functions, it will be important for all parties (including SENs and their members) to contribute to a discussion that finds the most effective and appropriate way of supporting Soc Ents at the local level.
The Executive summary can be found HERE
With the launch of the Social Enterprise Strategy in December and a complementary Action Plan emerging over the coming months, 2017 is going to be a significant year for the Social Enterprise sector in Scotland!