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Minister pledges bigger role for social enterprises
Patrick Butler
Date: 28th Feb 2008
The communities secretary, Hazel Blears, today promised to help make social enterprise central to public service delivery in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal....more

Business boost for asset transfer and community enterprise
Communities and Local Government
Date: 28th Feb 2008
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears is joining forces with business to take a more active role in supporting local community enterprise by providing free expert advice in return for involvement in projects that transform disused buildings into vibrant community centres....more

Don't believe the hype
Rob Greenland
Date: 28th Feb 2008
Social entrepreneurs are not superheroes, says Rob Greenland...more

Conflicts of interest beset social enterprises
Vibeka Mair
Date: 28th Feb 2008
Social enterprises are unlikely to achieve financial sustainability and it is unreasonable to expect them to do so, according to a new report from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)....more

A Community of Business
SSEC
Date: 28th Feb 2008
How social enterprises work with the private sector ...more

What we stand for
NO2ID
Date: 22nd Feb 2008
NO2ID is a campaigning organisation. We are a single-issue group focussed on the threat to liberty and privacy posed by the rapid growth of the database state, of which "ID cards" are the most visible part....more

All together now for community cohesion
David Brindle
Date: 21st Feb 2008
The latest almanac published by the NCVO now includes bodies other than charities. What does this mean for the voluntary sector? ...more

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen enterprise serves up honest fare
The Guardian
Date: 21st Feb 2008
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, the fashionable restaurant with a nice youth training and skills unit attached, has become a byword for successful social enterprise. The well-known documentary series that recorded its creation, and its inspiring attempts to transform the lives of a motley cohort of socially-excluded youngsters, made marvellous viewing....more

All fall down
David Brindle
Date: 21st Feb 2008
The government's decision to sack the board running Futurebuilders England has caused anger and confusion in the third sector...more

Making Community Empowerment a Reality
Communities Scotland
Date: 15th Feb 2008
Making Community Empowerment a Reality - Feedback from the Discussion Sessions ...more

Outcomes library mooted for third sector
Charity Finance
Date: 14th Feb 2008
The sector should share the methods it uses to measure its impact in an outcomes library to help charities prove their value to funders, according to a study published by the New Economics Foundation. ...more

Goals won’t be scored from the right wing alone
Ruth Wishart
Date: 8th Feb 2008
He came to Celtic Park yesterday with a reputation as an orthodox right-winger, but in the course of the game he strayed all over the pitch. At times, even left midfield seemed a comfortable berth....more

Spreading the glue
Patrick Butler
Date: 7th Feb 2008
While the government's grassroots grants aim to benefit small community groups, third-sector minister Phil Hope says that the local enterprises must show they really can deliver service. Patrick Butler reports
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