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New firm to prepare ground for Social Investment Bank
Helen Warrell, Third Sector Online
Date: 25th Apr 2008
The pioneers of a Social Investment Bank to improve access to finance in the third sector have set up a company to research the market and identify new financial products for charities and social enterprises....more

S2S Speech
Jim Mather
Date: 25th Apr 2008

S2S Speech by Jim Mather

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New approach to improve services in Scotland
Scottish Government
Date: 17th Apr 2008
Services for people in Aberdeen with learning disabilities will be provided through an enterprising third sector approach, it was announced today....more

Scots spat 'could last for weeks'
Allister Hayman, Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 16th Apr 2008

The wrangling over the devolution of responsibility for local economic regeneration from Scotland's economic development agency to the country's town halls is likely to continue for weeks despite the deadline having expired, Regeneration & Renewal has learned.

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Social innovation: Good for you, good for me
Ethical Corporation magazine
Date: 11th Apr 2008
Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus’s footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills...more

HIE to focus on high growth businesses and sectors
HIE
Date: 10th Apr 2008
HIE to focus on high growth businesses and sectors...more

Ministerial Announcement on First Round
ESEP
Date: 10th Apr 2008

The Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Jim Mather MSP, has now approved the recommendations of the Programme Monitoring Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 19 March 2008 to award European Structural Funds to projects submitted under the respective ESF and ERDF Priorities in the First Round of the Lowland and Uplands Scotland Programmes 2007-2013.

 

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Council cuts - a huge blow to our community
West Edinburgh Times
Date: 10th Apr 2008
Despite pleas from respected individuals ,organisations and local groups within our community the City of Edinburgh Council decided at a meeting on the thirteenth of this month to withdraw funding from the West Edinburgh Times and four of its sister papers...more

CONNECT 2
Firstport
Date: 4th Apr 2008
For the first time at S2S Firstport will operate `CONNECT 2` - matching individuals to people they want to meet and information you want to know...more

Company Receives European Award
Wood Recyclability
Date: 4th Apr 2008
An Aberdeenshire community business has just received an award  for being the  most effective social enterprise in Scotland.
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Winners Announced at Gala Awards Dinner
MSEN
Date: 4th Apr 2008
Richard Lochhead MSP was the guest of honour at the first Moray Social Enterprise Awards Dinner held at Innes house on 28th March 2008. ...more

Update
Clackmannanshire SEN
Date: 4th Apr 2008
Clackmannanshire Council have formed an Alliance charged with delivering the new Fairer Scotland Fund which is replacing various funding bodies including Communities Scotland. ...more

Forthcoming Community Empowerment White Paper
DTA
Date: 3rd Apr 2008

The government is preparing a Community Empowerment White Paper, and a preliminary discussion paper sets out their approach. The DTA believes their approach is fundementally wrong!

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