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The Difference A Meal Makes
Mary's Meals
Date: 27th Jun 2013

Some schools gift their profits to established charities – home and abroad. At the awards, a 6 minute film was shown of Mary’s Meals – which gave me joy – the children’s faces.

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Can social finance meet social need?
Can Cook CIC & Tomorrow
Date: 27th Jun 2013

The market for the provision of services to meet social need is underdeveloped but evolving quickly. As public sector spending and service provision is cut, large private sector companies are becoming increasingly involved in this market, pursuing scale economies, back office efficiencies and standardised provision in order to provide basic service levels for beneficiaries at a cost that enables providers to make a financial return

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CSI Scotland gives vital business boost to social entrepreneurs
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Date: 27th Jun 2013

New support centres to help shift perceptions of social enterprise and ‘ethical capitalism’. Social Enterprise, All Together Edinburgh, wins £1000 of support after successful elevator pitch challenge

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BIG leaders are far too close to government, says shadow minister
Civil Society, by Tania Mason
Date: 27th Jun 2013

The Big Lottery Fund’s board and senior management are dysfunctional and have allowed themselves to become far too close to ministers, shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has alleged.

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Social Economy Alliance set to lobby government on social economy
Civity Society, by Vibeka Mair
Date: 27th Jun 2013

Today sees the launch of the Social Economy Alliance, a coalition of 15 social organisations, who will aim to lobby for a ‘social economy’ in the run-up to the 2015 General Election.

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Capital with a Conscience? Does Social Finance understand social need?
Guardian Social Enterprise Network, By Michael Lilley
Date: 27th Jun 2013

As founder of My Time CIC, I am currently involved in development of a Community driven Social Impact Bond based on an evidence based approach to enable children (0-16) either in care or risk of being in care due to mental health issues and domestic violence in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Aston University

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Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2013
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 27th Jun 2013

What did school used to be like? Chalk boards, times tables and teacher telling you what to do? These schools are different. Powerful learning is taking place through running cafés, banks, garden centres, nail bars and shops - all led by pupils looking to change the world for the better.

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Social Capital World Forum 2013
Assist Social Capital
Date: 27th Jun 2013

Social Capital & Abundant Communities, 4th - 6th September 2013, Scotland

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How can we invest our trust in a government that spies on us?
The Guardian, by George Monbiot
Date: 27th Jun 2013

We should not fear some Orwellian future state where we're subjected to total electronic scrutiny – it's our present reality

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Lockerbie: Lost Voices
The Elements World Theatre
Date: 27th Jun 2013

Just a quick note to bring to your attention and seek your support for a production on at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Can investors make money in social services?
By Michael A. Fletcher
Date: 21st Jun 2013

Six states are moving to develop so-called social impact bonds, marking a broad expansion of an experiment that taps private investors to fund capital-hungry social programs.

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The Generative logic of the Commons
by Roberto Verzola
Date: 20th Jun 2013

Extract from a keynote speech called "The Generative logic of the Commons" by Roberto Verzola in Germany, November 2010

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Book review: The Panopticon
The Scotsman
Date: 20th Jun 2013

Stuart Kelly hails a novel that gets inside the soul of its troubled heroine

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Bring on a British revolution - it's long overdue
The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna
Date: 20th Jun 2013

We've never managed more than a few riots - we need something more radical

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The Common Weal: how Scotland could look very different after indyref
Herald Scotland, by Tom Gordon
Date: 20th Jun 2013

A group of academics and economists have launched an international project to flesh out their vision of an independent Scotland as a wealthier and more fair country on the Nordic model.

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Value and the Third Sector: working paper on ideas for future research
by Andrea Westall, Third Sector Research Centre
Date: 20th Jun 2013

The powerful stakeholders of government, funders or financiers, are pushing for measurable outcomes and evidence-based performance in order to better allocate finance or funding. This approach has been beneficial in enabling organisations to better understand what they are achieving and how, and to communicate this information clearly to government and to funders.

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Third Sector Values
National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA)
Date: 20th Jun 2013

The third sector encompasses a wide range of organisations, undertaking different types of activity, but sharing a common desire to make a positive difference to society. Characteristic of the sector is a commitment to the following values and principles

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All change for Community Energy Scotland
Community Energy Scotland
Date: 20th Jun 2013

Community Energy Scotland have been delivering the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) since April 2009. We were, however, unsuccessful in our bid to deliver the new CARES programme which begins in August 2013.

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Showcasing Social Innovation in Scotland
The Melting Pot
Date: 13th Jun 2013

Showcasing Social Innovation in Scotland: Friday 21st June 2013 3-5pm @ The Melting Pot

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Lessons from SEUK
ProBono Australia
Date: 13th Jun 2013

There is good reason for Australia to look to the UK for leadership in the social enterprise movement over the last 15 years, according to Social Traders Head of Strategy and Market Development, Mark Daniels.

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Welfare Reform wont work without more jobs, better pay and skills
Joseph Rowntree Roundation
Date: 13th Jun 2013

Practical responses are needed to address fear, panic, despair and debt in disadvantaged communities, says Jim McCormick.

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New alliance as imperialism in another guise? Monbiot should know better
The Guardian
Date: 13th Jun 2013

George Monbiot's portrayal of the G8 initiative as a new form of African colonialism is ill-informed and ignores the political reality

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Message from Steve Wyler
Locality
Date: 13th Jun 2013

In the last few days two very different speeches have been made, both of which I think have far-reaching implications for our movement.

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£88 million to create 10,000 new youth jobs
Scottish Government
Date: 13th Jun 2013

Salmond details fund to support youth employment and small business growth.

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The narrowest land reform agenda in the world
Land Matters, by Andy Wightman
Date: 13th Jun 2013

Librarians are important people. They provide order to what would otherwise be chaos in the world’s store of knowledge. The most common way this is done is by the Dewey Decimal Classification system which ensures that you can find information on any topic in a standardised manner in libraries across the world. Land Reform is classified under

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G8 factsheet: social investment and social enterprise
Scottish Government
Date: 6th Jun 2013

Social investment provides capital which gives social sector organisations the capacity to deliver returns. These may be social, financial or both. This investment can be used towards revenue funding or capital investment:

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Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?
TED Talks
Date: 6th Jun 2013

If the telly’s crap - often listen to a TED talk - very high standard of speakers. This one by Juan Enriquez suggests that the speed of advances in information technology is causing human brains to evolve in real time - that a mutation is underway - that our children could become a different species.

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El Caballero

Date: 6th Jun 2013

My mountain retreat was beautiful, austere, remote - at 3,000 feet the air was pine forest pure. But I fell out with the guy who runs the place. I think I reminded him of his dad, whom he obviously can't stand. After three days I ask myself why I'm having an acrimonious relationship with a total stranger in a foreign language - on my holidays.

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Young Scots ‘stuck in poorly paid jobs’
The Scotsman
Date: 5th Jun 2013

Young people in Scotland are being trapped in unstable, poorly paid jobs with limited prospects, it has been claimed.

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Has social enterprise set the bar too high?
Pioneers Post
Date: 5th Jun 2013

In an interview with Isabelle de Grave, Jerr Boschee, former advisor to the special Social Enterprise Unit at the UK Department of Trade and Industry, and co-founder of the Social Enterprise Alliance looks at the progress of social enterprise in the US and the UK and warns of the dangers of setting the bar too high.

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Sustainable Responsible Banking - A strategy for Scotland
The Scottish Government
Date: 5th Jun 2013

A truly competitive banking market is about more than simply the number of banks. True competition and choice comes through diversity that offers consumers a real alternative to the incumbents

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Community ownership is a recipe for success
The Herald Scotland
Date: 4th Jun 2013

At Whitmuir Farm near West Linton they grow fruit and vegetables and livestock but most of all they grow community spirit and hope for a healthier, more sustainable approach to agriculture.

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munity ownership is a recipe for success
The Herald Scotland
Date: 4th Jun 2013

At Whitmuir Farm near West Linton they grow fruit and vegetables and livestock but most of all they grow community spirit and hope for a healthier, more sustainable approach to agriculture

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New online course aims to empower disabled people
Information Daily
Date: 4th Jun 2013

Long term disabled people now have the option of becoming peer support brokers, opening up a new career in supporting others.

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The Fred Edwards Trust Lecture
New Economics Foundation
Date: 4th Jun 2013

The Fred Edwards Trust Lecture 2013, 6 for 6.30 pm, Wednesday 19 June, Edinburgh City Chambers

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Stakeholder Banks
New Economics Foundation
Date: 4th Jun 2013

We surveyed data from 65 countries to identify successful alternatives to commercial banks, which we define as banks that have the main objective of maximising shareholder value.

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