The Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland (The Code) has established itself as the benchmark by which Social Enterprise (SE) in Scotland recognise one another – and has been acknowledged in our SE Strategy; our SE Action Plan; as well as in a raft of local government SE Strategies across Scotland. The core principles and criteria within the Code have also been reflected in SE Strategies elsewhere - the Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland; and Greater Manchester amongst others. This Scotsman article gives the wider public the reasoning behind the Code – that any surplus/profit generated is used for public benefit not for private gain.
McSence Group’s profits are invested in new business ventures or returned to the community in the form of grants. Recipients of grants are either voluntary bodies, or individuals in need. Individual or constituted groups within the community who are in need - a total of twelve individuals and group received donations in October 2019. Robert Hogg, Chairman of McSence Group
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McSence Limited Group of Companies, Registered Office: McSence Business Park, 32 Sycamore Road, Mayfield, Dalkeith,EH22 5TA. Company Registered No. SC129794, Scottish Charity No. SC016874 is regulated by The Scottish Charity Regulator (Oscr)
McSence Grants Association (MEGA)
McSence Grants Association exists to distribute McSence profits back to the community in the form of grants to groups and individuals. Twice yearly McSence makes many small donations around the community for those individuals and groups who need our support. Groups that have benefitted from grants include nurseries, youth groups, senior citizens groups, schools and sports clubs.
Community Groups and Individuals are encouraged to apply for funding by downloading and submitting the form below:
McSence also supports other community organisations and events either by direct funding or providing other resources and assistance including:
- Mayfield & Easthouses Youth Project (Y2K)
- Mayfield & Easthouses Gala Day
- Fire Works Display
- Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT)
- In It Together
Mayfield and Easthouses Youth Project (Y2K)
In 2000 McSence purchased the disused Church of Scotland manse in Mayfield and undertook a £300,000 project to convert this to a youth centre - known as Y2K.
Y2K's mission is to support and encourage young people in Mayfield & Easthouses to be healthy and happy individuals through our delivery of holistic youth-led services to "Broadening Horizons, Realising Potential”
Y2K's vision is for young people in Mayfield & Easthouses to be healthy and happy, feeling safe and secure to become confident, fulfilled individuals.
Contact details are as follows:
Address: 2B Bogwood Road, Mayfield, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 5DY
Phone: 0131 454 9805
McSence sponsors this event every year on the first Saturday in June when crowds line the streets and watch the many acts on the main stage in the local park. Children voted as “Best Boy and Girl” from each primary school lead the parade in decorated cars and are awarded gifts on the main stage.
Entertainment and competitions, such as football tournaments, gymnastics competitions, pony riding, and quad biking are held throughout the day. Many community groups set up stalls to raise funds. Gala day is a real community event, with entertainment throughout the day and the celebrations continue into the night in the clubs and lounges.
In It Together (IIT)
Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT)
This is an annual event held on 5th November in Mayfield Public Park. Gates open at 6.00pm and entertainment for younger children is held in a marquee before the main fireworks display.
The display lasts 40 minutes and is a spectacular event enjoyed by many locals and people from further afield.