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HISEZ wins business support contract
Amy Liptrot, Social Enterprise Magazine
Date: 28th Aug 2008
A three-year contract to develop and promote social enterprises in north Scotland has been won by the Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone Community Interest Company (HISEZ CIC)....more

Big Lottery Funding in Scotland
John Fellows, BIG Scotland
Date: 28th Aug 2008
Last week's bulletin commented upon Big Lottery Funding in Scotland, and specifically, funding to support Voluntary Sector infrastructure development.  This was factually incorrect and may have been misleading...more

Dormant Accounts (LPL Paper)
LPL
Date: 22nd Aug 2008
The consultation being led by Scottish Government on how Scotland's share of the dormant bank accounts should be spent and the associated the debate that is has stimulated across the Third Sector is to be welcomed. ...more

New canal boat
Re-Union
Date: 22nd Aug 2008
Re-Union has launched their new canal boat...more

SCVO Briefing on Single Outcome Agreements
SCVO
Date: 22nd Aug 2008
This briefing collates a review of 29 out of Scotland's 32 local authority Single Outcome Agreements. The questions below look at the quality and extent of engagement and consultation of the sector in producing the SOAs, and a sense of the extent to which the sector is involved in delivering outcomes.
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Dynamic Inclusive Communities Forum
Scotland Committee of the Big Lottery Fund
Date: 21st Aug 2008
In October 2007 the Scotland Committee of the Big Lottery Fund recommended the establishment of a forum to provide context and guidance to its investment through its 'Dynamic and Inclusive Communities' programme (DInC), to ensure maximum benefit. ...more

Think-tank: 'Forget regenerating the north - only build homes in the south'
Jon Land
Date: 14th Aug 2008
Tory leader David Cameron is today beginning a two-day visit to the north west of England as a leading conservative think tank said northern cities such as Liverpool are beyond revival and their residents should move to London and the south east. ...more

Coalition challenges Venturesomes social enterprise definitions
Charity Finance
Date: 7th Aug 2008
The Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) has disputed the definitions used in the three models of social enterprise identified in Venturesomeís paper on the subject last week....more

Pauline Hinchion appointed as new CRNS Chief Executive
CRNS
Date: 7th Aug 2008
The Community Recycling Network for Scotland (CRNS) have appointed Pauline Hinchion as their new Chief Executive, to help drive forward the organisation and help the community recycling sector fulfil its potential on the journey towards a Zero Waste society....more

Speech to CPRE on Local Communities
David Cameron
Date: 7th Aug 2008
Speech to CPRE on Local Communities...more

Scottish Household Survey Annual Report 2007
Scottish Government
Date: 7th Aug 2008
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the 2007 Scottish Household Survey Annual Report....more

Global social entrepreneurship documentary
The Sundance Institute
Date: 7th Aug 2008
The Sundance Institute's documentary film program and the Skoll Foundation have launched Stories of change; a three-year initiative designed to explore how independent feature-length documentaries can advance knowledge of social entrepreneurship. ...more

Few votes for Glasgow homes transfer predicted
Samantha Thorp and Tamar Wilner, Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 1st Aug 2008
Only one in four of Glasgow's social housing tenants will vote to transfer to community-led landlords, the regeneration head of the city's housing association has predicted. ...more

First Merger of Leading Social Enterprise Organisation With Private Sector Company In The North East
Foyer Enterprise Limited
Date: 1st Aug 2008
Foyer Enterprise Limited and Roadwise Driver Training Announce Partnership...more
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