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The Social Economy: The dispute over doing well while doing good
Third Sector, by Stephen Cook
Date: 19th Dec 2014

The concept of profit-with-purpose businesses, which do not have asset locks, has polarised opinion in the sector.

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Alan Wyllie: Talk of a Labour wipe-out is premature - the SNP must be careful
CommonSpace, By Alan Wyllie
Date: 18th Dec 2014

The polls have spelt it out clearly for us – the SNP are riding on a crest of a wave.

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Giving surplus food social purpose with the Community Shop
The Guardian
Date: 18th Dec 2014

The UK’s first full-scale social supermarket opens today – selling low-cost, high-quality surplus food to hundreds of people on income support while helping them back into work.

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Hello and welcome to CommonSpace!
CommonSpace, By Angela Haggerty
Date: 18th Dec 2014

If you haven’t heard of us, in a nutshell we are a brand new digital news service in Scotland – with a twist. 

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Is Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy about to bring back Blairism?
BBC News by Mark Mardell
Date: 18th Dec 2014
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Councils must use cash to save vital projects
Sunday Post, By Lesley Riddoch
Date: 18th Dec 2014

Easterhouse support group’s closure is a symptom of a greater problem in our society.

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Green light for Kinghorn ecology centre funding
Fife Today
Date: 17th Dec 2014

Plans to relocate the Ecology Centre in Kinghorn to a new sustainable building have been given the green light thanks to a £900,000 award from the Big Lottery.

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Benefiting from 2014 Legacy
The Scottish Government
Date: 17th Dec 2014

More than £500,000 of grant funding has been awarded to a range of organisations as part of the legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust launched
Inaise
Date: 12th Dec 2014

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust, a new independent charity aiming to transform how Scotland’s third sector uses and thinks about its finances, has been launched yesterday.

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New body to transform charity finance in Scotland
Third Force News, by Robert Armour
Date: 11th Dec 2014

A new financial body for Scottish charities says it plans to radically change the way organisations invest in line with their values.

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Give Glasgow a gallery worthy of our best artists
The Observer, By Kevin McKenna
Date: 11th Dec 2014

The Two Roberts exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, celebrating the work of Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, highlights the need for a national gallery in the west.

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Supporting the demand and supply side of the market for social enterprise finance
SIS
Date: 11th Dec 2014

 

Social Investment Scotland commissioned EKOS in August 2014 to undertake research into social enterprise in Scotland.
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New charity aims to transform Scotlandís third sector finances
SCRT
Date: 11th Dec 2014

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust, a new independent charity aiming to transform how Scotland’s third sector uses and thinks about its finances, is being launched today.

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Death of a great Scot
Scottish Review, By Kenneth Roy
Date: 11th Dec 2014

A great Scotsman is dead. The death of Jimmy Reid, trade unionist, journalist and broadcaster, former rector of Glasgow University, one of the great Scottish orators of the 20th century, was announced this morning.

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New coalition will battle for humane welfare system
Third Force News, by Graham Martin
Date: 11th Dec 2014

Leading lights in third sector and civic Scotland will focus on welfare reform.

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Message to the Messengers: What do we do after Yes?
Gerry Hassan, Scottish Left Project
Date: 11th Dec 2014

It is a frenetic, dynamic time to be living in Scotland – politically, culturally and in many other aspects of public life.

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Private schools pass charity test but face increased scrutiny
Third Force News, by Robert Armour
Date: 11th Dec 2014

Jim Murphy warns tougher regulation could lie ahead for Scotland's private schools.

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Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Fair
GSEN
Date: 4th Dec 2014

Join us for our first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show on 10th December in The Briggait

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The Ecology Centre
The Ecology Centre
Date: 4th Dec 2014
The Ecology Centre is a community based charity which was established as a non-profit making organisation in August 1998.
They are delighted to announce that they have been awarded £920,000 by The Big Lottery for their new Centre on the east side of Kinghorn Loch.
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Experience: Now Open
The Experience
Date: 4th Dec 2014

The Experience has been developed by Kibble, one of Scotland’s oldest charities. Operating as a social enterprise, The Experience provides employment opportunities for young people aged 16+ with some barriers to employment.

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The Liverpool locals who took control of their long-neglected streets
The Guardian, By Oliver Wainwright
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

Granby Four Streets in Toxteth is a rare success after New Labour initiatives drained the area of life.

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Values, ethics and a new business ecosystem
HCT Group, By Dai Powell
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

HCT Group received a new round of social investment last week, with The Phone Co-op investing £500,000 of loan capital. It won’t be the largest investment deal done this week, perhaps not even the largest social investment deal done this week – but it is something both significant and immensely heartening.

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Role of charities undermined by cuts to state funding, says Andy Benson of NCIA
Third Sector, By Susannah Birkwood
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

The adoption of business-like models is not a viable way to address the funding gap, according to the findings of the National Coalition for Independent Action's inquiry into the future of voluntary services

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Commission chief voices surprise at lack of 'mature debate' about sector's future
Civil Society Governance, By David Ainsworth
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

There is a lack of “mature debate” about the future of charity within the sector, Parliament and the media, Paula Sussex, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, has said.

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David Cook Moves on From Wasps
Wasps Studios
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

After 23 years leading Wasps, our Chief Executive David Cook has decided to move on to pastures new, and will be finishing up before Christmas.

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For a Yes Alliance in May
Bella Calendonia, By Gordon Morgan
Date: 3rd Dec 2014

Peter Arnott’s very insightful post last Sunday highlighted the tension between the broader YES movement’s expectation of a unified election campaign in May which could effectively wipe out the unionist parties, and the reality that the SNP has made no proposal for a YES alliance.

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Finding the Rhythm
Stephen Jenkenson
Date: 2nd Dec 2014
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