NESTA is an innovation agency which runs practical programmes to help solve some of the country’s major economic and social challenges. Its work is enabled by an endowment, funded by the National Lottery, and it operates at no cost to the government or taxpayer.
Over the last 2 years, NESTA has been running an initiative aimed at people in people in their 50s and 60s called Age Unlimited Scotland. The programme has supported people to develop and lead new community run ventures, which benefit their local communities.
NESTA is now creating a free practical guide for people considering setting up a social venture but they need your assistance to help make sure the content is both useful and useable!
If you are interested in assisting with this project, they invite you to take part in a half day ‘focus group’ workshop on Wednesday 28th March 2012 in central Glasgow. Your travel expenses will be covered and lunch will be provided.
NESTA is looking for people to join them at the focus group who are:
- In their 50s and 60s
- Either interested in improving their communities or have a background in social enterprise
- They are not looking for people who are experts or entrepreneurs, they want real views from real people!
NESTA would like to test their thinking on:
- How would they reach people who might not have considered setting up a community venture?
- Do practical materials work?
- What additional content might be needed to include?
Focus group workshop: Wednesday 28th March
Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
Times: 10am – 1pm with lunch provided
Travel expenses will be covered.
Please do let NESTA know if you would like to take part by confirming your attendance and any dietary/extra requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01382 228581.