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The Riots and Moral Decline
The Humanist
Date: 18th Aug 2011

 If you're a regular visitor to this blog you might have noticed that I didn't post about the riots last week, the reason being I didn't really feel I had anything to add. The question everyone was trying to answer was "Why are they happening?", and the only response I had to offer was "I don't know".

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New ways of financing social outcomes

Date: 18th Aug 2011
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Third Sector Division structure from 15 August 2011

Date: 18th Aug 2011
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Comic Relief Grants Open for Applications (UK)

Date: 18th Aug 2011

 Comic Relief has announced that its UK grants programmes are now open for applications. 

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DTA Scotland Annual Conference
DTAS
Date: 16th Aug 2011

The DTA Scotland Annual Conference is the major opportunity in the year for new and existing development trusts to get together at a national level, share information and expertise and generally inspire each other.

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Social Firms Sucess Stories
SFS
Date: 16th Aug 2011

Social Firms offer real jobs, training and work experience for people furthest from the labour market in a supportive and inclusive working environment, free from stigma and discrimination.  People are valued for their abilities and are supported and encouraged to participate.

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Big Society Bank Launched
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 5th Aug 2011

The vision for a Big Society came much closer last week as the Big Society Bank – now officially named Big Society Capital – became a reality with the establishment of two expert boards. In addition the first investment from dormant accounts has gone to the Private Equity Foundation, an organisation whose mission it is to support disadvantaged young people into employment, education or training.

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Dundee FC fans target community with manifesto for inclusive future
The Courier
Date: 5th Aug 2011
Dundee FC Supporters' Society (DFCSS) have launched their vision of the Dark Blues as a community club. 
A manifesto has been published which frames the future for the Dens men in the era of fans' majority ownership. It lists a number of objectives as "a social enterprise" with the aim of "bringing the club, the community and its people closer together than ever before."

 

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