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£50m fund shows Unity is strength
Social Enterprise
Date: 20th Dec 2007
A £50m social economy loan fund has been announced by Unity Trust Bank....more

Venturesome offers loans in return for future revenue
Social Enterprise
Date: 20th Dec 2007
Social enterprises and charities looking for investment can now apply for a new scheme that mimics the selling of shares. ...more

Social Enterprise Mark: an overview
Rise
Date: 20th Dec 2007
Funded by the Big Lottery's BASIS programme, RISE has launched the Social Enterprise Mark (a fairtrade-style identity) for social enterprises trading in South West England.
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Firm Foundations – The Future of Housing in Scotland
Colin Armstrong
Date: 20th Dec 2007

Independent Housing and Regeneration consultant, Colin Armstrong, offers Scotregen readers his take on some of the questions, opportunities and challenges raised in the Governments recent housing green paper Firm Foundations.

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New central-local deal makes history
Peter Hetherington
Date: 20th Dec 2007
When the most senior Tory in local government congratulates a Labour minister for showing "courage and commitment" in delivering a new deal for councils, does it mean a real shift between Whitehall and town halls? Possibly....more

New trade association makes its mark
Social Enterprise
Date: 20th Dec 2007

Social enterprises in the south-west are piloting a new 'kitemark' which aims to spread the word about community-minded business.

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Concordat to unleash potential of local communities
Communities and Local Government
Date: 14th Dec 2007

An historic new written agreement which will radically transform the relationship between central and local government and which sets out unprecedented new freedoms for local areas and communities has been signed by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and LGA Chairman Sir Simon Milton today.

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Launch of the Community Empowerment Action Plan
Hazel Blears
Date: 14th Dec 2007

The English Community Empowerment Action Plan was published in October with 23 action points. The Plan is 50 odd pages long but here is the speech at the launch

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Thoughts on hw communities can be assisted to achieve self-determination
Bryan Poole
Date: 13th Dec 2007
John Swinney’s response re Community Planning being about joined up service delivery at Tulliallan may well have been in a response to a question which I posed – deliberately....more

This is business, not red noses and soppy largesse
The Telegraph
Date: 13th Dec 2007

John Bird, founder of the Big Issue magazine, has warned that social entrepreneurs are being spoilt by lax corporate community spending and need to remain financially disciplined

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Unclaimed assets rearguard action
Helen Warrell, Third Sector
Date: 13th Dec 2007
A coalition of 52 UK charities has enlisted the help of peers to lobby for changes to the Government bill on the use of money from dormant bank and building society accounts....more

A world of possibilities
Daniel Brewer
Date: 13th Dec 2007
Although some people believe equity investment and social enterprise are from different planets, Daniel Brewer argues there are many opportunities out there for investors to discover ...more

A hunger for books
The Guardian
Date: 12th Dec 2007
Last night Doris Lessing, aged 88, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In her acceptance speech she recalls her childhood in Africa and laments that children in Zimbabwe are starving for knowledge, while those in more privileged countries shun reading for the 'inanities' of the internet....more

Interview: Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher
Impact
Date: 7th Dec 2007
Prof. Radermacher wants to solve the problems of the world top down and why markets need new frameworks. ...more

Semi-privatised empires
David Walker
Date: 6th Dec 2007
Housing associations are funded by public money but are unaccountable with many too big to claim special status as 'community' organsations, says David Walker...more

Fact: Social enterprise will change everything
Editor's Blog: Startups
Date: 6th Dec 2007

Social enterprise is the future. It’s where the next generation of great UK businesses and entrepreneurs will come from.

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CPs’ main purpose is the better co-ordination of services
Edward Harkins
Date: 6th Dec 2007
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