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More power to Glasgow's online journalists
The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna
Date: 26th Sep 2014
The writing on Bella Caledonia and Wings Over Scotland websites is of a very high quality and often surpasses what appears in paid-for titles
 
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Seeing is believing
Plunkett Scotland
Date: 25th Sep 2014

Plunkett Scotland is currently running the ‘Seeing is believing’ programme which has been funded by the Princes Countryside Fund to help inspire and support community groups in rural Scotland. 

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Call to bring back 1980s welfare-to-work programme
Financial Times, by Nicholas Timmins and Alex Barker
Date: 25th Sep 2014

One of the welfare-to-work successes of the 1980s recession - the community programme - needs to be reinvented and updated to cope with the rapid rise in unemployment, the providers of government funded training and skills programmes said yesterday.

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Victoria Park, Glasgow
Andy Wightman
Date: 25th Sep 2014

This is a brief blog to note the fact that Glasgow City Council has advertised for lease 2.7 hectares of former playing fields in Victoria Park, Glasgow

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SIBs “not cost-effective”
Civil Society
Date: 25th Sep 2014

The meeting also heard questions over the cost-effectiveness of social impact bonds. 

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So what exactly is social enterprise investing?
Financial Times, by Merryn Somerset Webb
Date: 25th Sep 2014

I went to speak at an event on social enterprise last week for a very nice organisation called LaunchMe. My brief was pretty simple. I was to speak for 10-15 minutes on the nature of social enterprise and then I was to interview TV celebrity Carol Smillie about her newish company Diary Dolls, which sells rather marvellous pants made at a manufacturing plant in Scotland that is a social enterprise.

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Labour to create legal definition of social enterprise
Civil Society, by David Ainsworth
Date: 25th Sep 2014

The Labour Party will create a legally binding definition of social enterprise, Chi Onwurah, the shadow social enterprise minister, promised yesterday on the opening day of her party’s national conference.

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Social Investment Tax Relief Consultation Response
The Scottish Community Re-investment Trust (SCRT)
Date: 18th Sep 2014
The Scottish Community Re-investment Trust (SCRT) is a member led SCIO (Scottish charitable incorporated organisation) (SCO45093). Its principal purposes are: to promote the third sector within Scotland for the benefit of the general public; and in particular:
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Joint Social Enterprise Thematic Roundtable Meeting
Senscot
Date: 18th Sep 2014
at the Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA on the 25th September 2014, 10:00am -1:30pm
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Scottish Rural Parliament
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 18th Sep 2014

Oban in Argyll has been confirmed as the location for the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament, taking place from 6th to 8th November 2014. The Rural Parliament will bring together the people of rural Scotland and policy makers to enable better understanding, improve policy making and address rural issues.

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Moving beyond left and right could save the public sector
The Guardian, by Zoe Williams
Date: 18th Sep 2014

In a landscape of outsourcing, social enterprises can counter the culture that has hollowed out our services

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SCA written submission on Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 18th Sep 2014

Scottish Community Alliance (SCA) is a coalition of national networks that provide specialist technical advice and opportunities for peer to peer support across a broad range of community based activity that takes place throughout Scotland.

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Simplify social impact bonds and cut red tape around social investment, says G8 taskforce
Civil Society, David Ainsworth
Date: 18th Sep 2014

World governments must simplify social impact bonds and strip away red tape around social investments, according to a report published today by an international task force set up by David Cameron.

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CAF: most charities just want cheap loans
Civil Society
Date: 18th Sep 2014

Charities Aid Foundation has published its own report on the future of social investment today, which concludes with eight recommendations for maximising the benefits of social investment for charities.

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CAN and Senscot part ways with UnLtd over its vision for a 'private-profit social sector'
Civil Society, by Jenna Pudelek
Date: 18th Sep 2014

Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.

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Conference Resources
CEiS
Date: 18th Sep 2014

In the meantime, please find below a link to all PowerPoint presentations used on the day.  You can also download the delegate handbook and delegate list to remind you of our inspiring sessions, fabulous speakers and wonderful attendees.

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Parting Company with UnLtd
Rodney Stares
Date: 11th Sep 2014

UnLtd - the UK’s largest provider of grant finance for start-up social entrepreneurs - is losing two of its founder members; Community Action Network (CAN) and Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland.  With great reluctance and regret they are severing their ties with UnLtd because of what they see as its progressive departure from some of the key principles on which the organisation was founded. 

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How to Speak Money by John Lanchester - review
The Guardian, by Larry Elliott
Date: 11th Sep 2014

Do you only sorta-kinda know about economics? Are you unsure about the difference between budget deficit and the national debt? You should read this entertaining lexicon

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The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan
Scottish Government
Date: 11th Sep 2014

The Action Plan consists of the following objectives:

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Scotland’s referendum is Britain’s reinvention
The Guardian, by Madeleine Bunting
Date: 11th Sep 2014

Whatever happens, we all share these islands - the independence vote will force us to write a new story

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Mission above Money
CAN and Senscot Press Release
Date: 11th Sep 2014

Two of Britain’s leading social enterprise support organisations, CAN and Senscot, have ended their relationship with a Trust set up to administer £100m of public funds because of concerns about the way in which the funds are being dispensed.

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End of Life Care Coordination Hub and Urgent Response Team services through social investment for Sa
NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
Date: 11th Sep 2014

An Extract from Commissioning Document from NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

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Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR)
Senscot
Date: 11th Sep 2014

Tax Relief for individuals who invest in qualifying third sector organisations can offset 30% of that investment against tax bill. 

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A yes vote in Scotland would unleash the most dangerous thing of all - hope
The Guardian, by George Monbiot
Date: 11th Sep 2014

Independence would carry the potential to galvanise progressive movements across the rest of the UK

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Members Map
DTA Scotland
Date: 4th Sep 2014

Driving away from the Development Trust’s (DTAS) Conference this week - I felt inspired again - that, here in Scotland, we are laying down a regeneration infrastructure that really works.

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Holland strives for authentic social enterprise
Pioneer Post, by Ellie Ward
Date: 4th Sep 2014

The search for the authentic social enterprise is underway in the Netherlands as the sector grows slowly but surely, an electric taxi firm here, and a network for neighbourhood borrowing there.

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Recovery assistance for the struggling Social Enterprise
Just Enterprise
Date: 4th Sep 2014

Experience confirms the growing numbers of Third Sector organisations in financial difficulties are typified by a common delay in remedial action and the inevitable rush towards urgent recovery plans.

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Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm
The Guardian, by George Monbiot
Date: 4th Sep 2014

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country?

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Ashya King and parents reunited amid chaotic scenes at Málaga hospital
The Guardian, by Josh Halliday in Málaga and Caroline Davies
Date: 4th Sep 2014
Brett and Naghmeh arrive at five-year-old's bedside after 72 hours in prison but UK authorities still have legal custody for boy
 
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Stephen Lloyd obituary
The Guardian, by David Brindle
Date: 4th Sep 2014

Lawyer who helped to modernise the charity sector and conceived the idea of the community interest company

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List of municipalities in Málaga
From Wikipedia
Date: 4th Sep 2014

This is a list of municipalities in the province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

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The Engine Shed is closing
The Engine Shed, By Marian MacDonald (CEO)
Date: 4th Sep 2014

You will be aware that over the past two years the Engine shed had been responding to the challenge brought about by the review undertaken by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) of their funding strategy for specialist employability service in Edinburgh.

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