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Poverty gives food for thought
The Herald Scotland
Date: 25th Apr 2013

The fact that feeding the hungry and destitute is the fastest growing part of Scotland's voluntary sector gives the lie to Coalition claims about fairness.

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New resident-led regeneration scheme aims to transform communities
The Guardian, by Rosie Niven
Date: 25th Apr 2013

The Big Local's attempt to let residents decide what they want is showing encouraging signs of budgetary responsibility and long-term thinking

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Good in the Wood
Hill Holt Wood
Date: 25th Apr 2013

Hill Holt Wood celebrates 10 years as a social enterprise 2002 – 2012

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Skoll, a look back
Pioneers Post, by Graeme Oram
Date: 25th Apr 2013

Inspirational social enterprise Five Lamps was named Impact Champion in the RBS SE100 Awards last year. Alongside £10k in cash, the prizes included a ticket to this year's Skoll World Forum. CEO Graeme Oram looks back at a busy and inspiring few days

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A Civic Approach to Finance
ResPublica
Date: 25th Apr 2013

A New ResPublica Research Project

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The Kilburn Manifesto: our challenge to the neoliberal victory
The Guardian, by Stuart Hall
Date: 25th Apr 2013

Elites are using the crisis of global capital to reassert power. But this is no time for retreat. Our manifesto outlines the alternative

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Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution
by Margorie Kelly
Date: 24th Apr 2013

At last! I am delighted to pick up a book about ownership. Much as I value the growing body of work on greening the economy, business ethics and rethinking growth, an understanding of ownership, which is surely the dynamic at the heart of economic decision-making, has been missing.

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SCVO Upcoming Events
SCVO
Date: 24th Apr 2013

European Structural Funds in Scotland – Annual Publicity Event, date: Tuesday 14th May 2013, time: 8:45 – 15:00, venue: Glasgow Caledonian University. Keynote Speech - Deputy First Minister, Ms Nicola Sturgeon

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Competition launches to find new young social entrepreneurs
DTAS
Date: 24th Apr 2013

Live UnLtd and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) are delighted to announce today the launch of a competition to find and support a new generation of social entrepreneurs living in Development Trust communities in Scotland. 

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Social enterprise - too much froth on the coffee?
The Information Daily, by Dr John Blackmore
Date: 18th Apr 2013

Dr John Blackmore, Chief Executive at Action Acton Limited, challenges the values, means and importance of social enterprise.

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The left struggled to understand Margaret Thatcher. When it finally did, the result was New Labour
The New Statesman, by Jason Cowley
Date: 18th Apr 2013

The New Statesman was at the forefront of anti-Thatcher campaigning. But in common with much of the left, it never properly understood the forces she unleashed.

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Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur: the poor are not the raw material for your salvation
Pioneers Post
Date: 18th Apr 2013

"Heroes are like the human body - the closer you get to them the more flawed, messy and complicated they are... I hope you will win lots of awards, Jude. But just be clear about your motivations."

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A vision for the Future of Allotments
by Andy Wightman
Date: 17th Apr 2013

Today the Scottish government has published a very welcome consultation paper on the future of allotments. 

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Social impact measurement: time to admit defeat?
The Guardian, by James Perry
Date: 17th Apr 2013

'Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts', said Einstein. Perhaps it's time to heed this lesson

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Vote for Your Favourite Projects
Inspiring Enterprise
Date: 17th Apr 2013

We received more than 230 applications for this round of funding, which means we've had a big challenge creating the shortlist you can see below. As part of the judging process, we want to know which projects you think are really worth backing.

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Funding to reduce reoffending
Scottish Government
Date: 17th Apr 2013

Six projects are to receive a share of almost £7.7 million to establish a national network of mentoring schemes to tackle Scotland’s high re-offending rates

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William McIlvanney: following the demon
The Herald Scotland
Date: 10th Apr 2013

The writer shuffles towards the bar, throwing off the chill of the evening with a shrug and warming himself with the anticipation of a hauf.

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Better By Design
BLF
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Better By Design is BIG Scotland’s way of offering free, intensive expert and bespoke support for organisations that want to take part in service redesign of their work.

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RBS Inspire Enterprise shortlist
Firstport
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Help Firstport to unleash young people's talent and inspire the next generation of Scottish social entrepreneurs by voting for iCAN on the RBS Inspire Enterprise website.

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Susan Cain: The power of introverts
TED: Ideas worth spreading
Date: 10th Apr 2013

To watch video see here

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Social investment is a large tent that is broadly defined
Third Sector Magazine, by Rodney Schwartz
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Any attempt to define the sector will falter, because the meaning of 'social' is highly subjective.

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Margaret Thatcher: the lady and the land she leaves behind
The Guardian
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Her legacy is public division, private selfishness and a cult of greed that together shackle the human spirit

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What can the left learn from Margaret Thatcher?
Compass
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Every life is special and some people’s lives are extraordinary and hugely influential. Mrs. Thatcher’s life certainly was. Her legacy and her model of leadership will rightly now be debated in the weeks and months to come.

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Community Jobs Scotland seeks employers
SCVO
Date: 10th Apr 2013

We are pleased to announce that Community Jobs Scotland is now open for another round of applications from third sector employers.

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The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Be provocative, think the unthinkable, share those dangerous ideas. What would make the biggest difference to your community?

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Chair of the Board
Firstport
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Firstport, the leading development agency for start up social enterprises in Scotland is looking recruit a new outstanding Chair of the Board to lead the organisation, providing effective and inspirational leadership, working together with the Chief Executive to achieve their mission.

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Goodbye SCSH - hello Homeless Action Scotland
Homeless Action Scotland
Date: 10th Apr 2013

Scottish Council for Single Homeless has become Homeless Action Scotland. Since 1974 SCSH has fought hard for the needs of single homeless people to be given the same priority as homeless families.

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New karting arena plan gets green light
Third Force News
Date: 10th Apr 2013

A Scottish social enterprise is set to open Scotland’s first indoor electric go-kart arena creating 30 new jobs and employment training to out-of-work young people between the ages of 16 and 24.

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Don't get mad about the Mail's use of the Philpotts to tarnish the poor get even
The Guardian
Date: 4th Apr 2013

Thirty years of widening inequality stoked by post-2010 rhetoric have built a Tory Narnia riven by distrust. It doesn't have to be like this

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10 lies we're told about welfare
The Guardian
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we're fobbed off with porkies

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Big Society Capital Chair
Egon Zehnder
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

The Chairman of Big Society Capital holds a prominent leadership role in social investment addressing the growing need for innovative social sector financing.

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Resilient Scotland Makes First Investment
Foundation Scotland
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

Resilient Scotland Ltd announces its first investment packages worth £120,000 to two social enterprises based in Greenock and Edinburgh.

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Government plans to redistribute English EU funding to devolved nations
Regeneration & Renewal, by John Geoghegan
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

Plans to redistribute €784 million (£663million) of European growth funding from England to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been announced by the government.

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The POOL Consultancy Closure
DTA Scotland
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

As many of you will know, DTAS set up its own consultancy service 4 years ago. The POOL was established as a wholly owned trading subsidiary,

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A fresh start for toiletries firm Ness
The Herald Scotland, by Greig Cameron
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

THE assets of toiletries manufacturer Ness Soaps have been bought from liquidation by the Calman Trust.

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Social Innovation Incubator Award
The Melting Pot
Date: 3rd Apr 2013

Free support and training Award up for grabs for innovative start-ups in Central Belt

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