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Entrepreneurship on the up in Scotland
Senscot
Date: 27th Feb 2004
Scotland’s level of entrepreneurial activity is improving, according to a report published this week by Strathclyde University....more

New Market 'Worth £2 Billion' Opens For Business
Senscot
Date: 27th Feb 2004
SCVO yesterday launched a new service to broker deals between business suppliers and voluntary organisations and charities in Scotland....more

Brown urges “step change in the participation of young people in volunteering activity”
Senscot
Date: 27th Feb 2004
The Chancellor has raised proposals for a "national framework of community service for young people" in a speech at NCVO's "Civic Renewal In Britain" conference.

 

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ODPM plans poverty ‘super unit’
Senscot
Date: 26th Feb 2004
The Whitehall units responsible for neighbourhood renewal, social exclusion and homelessness are to be merged to form a new “super unit” to tackle poverty...more

Ministers told: we need to have more charities
Herald
Date: 25th Feb 2004
Decline due to public disillusionment and lack of support, says charities chief ...more

First consultative group on planning
Senscot
Date: 24th Feb 2004
The first in a series of events that aim to widen people's involvement in the planning system took place in Glasgow yesterday. ...more

Renewal of partnership with voluntary sector
Senscot
Date: 23rd Feb 2004
The contribution of Scotland's voluntary sector to the country was celebrated this week as the Executive and the sector renewed their founding partnership document....more

Wardens to tackle antisocial behaviour
Senscot
Date: 18th Feb 2004

 Four hundred Community Wardens are to be recruited across Scotland as part of the drive to crack down on antisocial behaviour (ASB).

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Scots ministers in U-turn on £175m renewal aid
Senscot
Date: 17th Feb 2004
Scottish ministers have backed down on plans to restrict a £175m regeneration fund to councils that agree to sell their housing. ...more

Community Interest Companies (CICs) Draft regulations published
Senscot
Date: 16th Feb 2004
This week the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published a draft of regulations for Community Interest Companies, following last year's proposals and consultations. ...more

Scots scoop top Social Enterprise award
Senscot
Date: 16th Feb 2004
Kibble Centre, Paisley, one of Scotland's largest social enterprises, won Social Enterprise of the Year at The Upstarts Awards 2004 held on 11 Feburary in London. ...more

Unequal: social enterprises treated unfairly by LECs?
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Senscot is frequently asked why Local Enterprise Companies don’t treat social enterprises on a level par with conventional businesses.  Here is an example from a project on the island of Lismore.  Can anyone offer a reason?...more

Cheers for Green Move on Law
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
A national network of specialist environmental prosecutors has been created to tackle those who endanger human health, wildlife and the environment through criminal actions....more

Ethnic Mix Counted In
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Scotland's ethnic population mix was put under the microscope yesterday, as a detailed analysis of data from the 2001 Census was published. ...more

Benefit Changes Under Fire
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Measures to make housing benefit simpler and fairer could be as much a hindrance as help according to Shelter Scotland....more

Cash from the Land Fund
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Four community land initiatives are set to share in grants of over £110,000 from the Lottery-backed Scottish Land Fund.  Grants go to rural communities in the West Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and Fife.  ...more

Voluntary groups share in £2.4 million
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
New services, to help people who find it difficult to scrape together the initial deposit to rent a home, will be running across Scotland by the end of the year....more

Cash from the Land Fund
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Four community land initiatives are set to share in grants of over £110,000 from the Lottery-backed Scottish Land Fund.  Grants go to rural communities in the West Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and Fife....more

Cash from the Land Fund
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Four community land initiatives are set to share in grants of over £110,000 from the Lottery-backed Scottish Land Fund.  Grants go to rural communities in the West Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and Fife. ...more

Cash from the Land Fund
Senscot
Date: 13th Feb 2004
Four community land initiatives are set to share in grants of over £110,000 from the Lottery-backed Scottish Land Fund.  Grants go to rural communities in the West Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and Fife. ...more

New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association
Scottish Executive
Date: 11th Feb 2004
The New Scottish Tenant Farmers Association was launched yesterday....more

Social Economy Action Plan - a letter to the Scottish Executive.
Stephen Maxwell; Senscot
Date: 4th Feb 2004
In response to the growing frustration among social economy champions at the delay in the publication of the Social Economy Action Plan by the Executive, we have drafted the attached letter to Margaret Curran - Stephen Maxwell (SCVO) and Laurence Demarco (Senscot)....more

New social housing programme agreed for Scotland
Communities Scotland
Date: 2nd Feb 2004
Communities Scotland, the Executive's housing and regeneration agency, is joining forces with a consortium of social landlords to pioneer new ways of building social housing....more

Quango chief hits out at 'wanton' press claims
Senscot
Date: 2nd Feb 2004
Scottish Enterprise's CEO has told a Scottish parliament committee that "wanton allegations" has damaged the organisation's reputation and morale over the last year ...more

Communities Scotland selects chief
Senscot
Date: 2nd Feb 2004
Scotland's housing and regeneration agency has appointed Angiolina Foster as its new chief executive....more

Prescott backs calls to revisit Barnett formula
Senscot
Date: 2nd Feb 2004
Deputy PM is privately backing attempts to have reconsidered the controversial funding formula that gives Scotland a disproportionately generous slice of the public spending pie ...more
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