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Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition Welcomes New £10M Jobs Fund

Date: 24th Feb 2011

 Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition Welcomes New £10M Jobs Fund

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Green MP alternative Queen's Speech
Channel 4 News
Date: 24th Feb 2011

 As the Queen prepares to travel to Westminster to make her first speech setting out the coalition's planned laws, the country's first ever Green MP Caroline Lucas writes for Channel 4 News to describe what her alternative Queen's Speech would look like.

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The Money Seminar

Date: 24th Feb 2011

 Money is a key part of our lives - the function of our society depends upon it. Some of us learn skills on how to manage our money, yet few of us have the opportunity to fully explore our relationship with it. Without a mature and healthy relationship with money, we limit our ability to freely give, hold and receive.

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Analysis: Can social investment bonds help to tackle social problems?
David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online
Date: 24th Feb 2011

 For an idea that is still only a few months into its first pilot project, the social impact bond has generated a huge amount of interest.

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Can Gerry Robinson fix care homes? Using only his outrage and a bucketload of TV trickery?
The Guardian
Date: 24th Feb 2011

 Unfortunately it'll take more than a compelling television series to change the dismal lives of dementia sufferers

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Two weeks study programme in India

Date: 24th Feb 2011

 This study programme based in a grassroots setting in India explains how. The programme is of special value to those who wish to pursue a career in development studies, project administration or implementation in various international development projects or aid institutions.

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Locality wins £15m community organisers programme
Kaye Wiggins, Third Sector Online
Date: 24th Feb 2011

 Merged charity, formerly Bassac and the Development Trusts Association, says the first projects will begin in April

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Angus Hardie: Our community spirit deserves more recognition
The Scotsman
Date: 11th Feb 2011

 You might be under the impression Scotland has had a Big Society by-pass. But fear not – Scotland's Big Society is alive and kicking and has been around for longer than anyone cares to remember, though it is not as visible as it should be and its contribution has not been recognised by government in the way that it might.

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Live Q&A: Crowdfunding – could it be used to finance social enterprises?
Guardian
Date: 10th Feb 2011

 It worked for Obama, could it work for you? 

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The credibility gap- Adam Schoenborn on the shifting centre of British politics

Date: 10th Feb 2011

 Over at the RSA blog, Matthew Taylor has been asking whether the Big Society is facing a hostile takeover by the Left.

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Building a Sustainable Future: Regeneration Discussion Paper

Date: 10th Feb 2011

 Chapter 3: Community-led regeneration

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Comment from Bulletin Reader
Policy & Strategy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Date: 9th Feb 2011
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Community projects in Pilton/Granton
Dave Pickering, Forth Voluntary Sector Forum
Date: 9th Feb 2011

 The city council had outlined it's recommendations for next Thursday's budget meeting; makes grim reading for the voluntary and community sectors across the city - seems we're paying the price for the mistakes of others.

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Councils should reveal voluntary sector funding, says Clark
Ross Macmillan, 24dash.com
Date: 9th Feb 2011

 Councils should publish their spending on the voluntary and community sector as part of increasing transparency, opening up services locally and dispersing power more widely, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark has said.

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Untapped potential of communities
LPL
Date: 9th Feb 2011

 The chairpersons of Scotland’s leading community networks have co-signed an open letter which lays out the case for the community sector to be recognised in its own right.

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Battle begins for a fair future
Susan Smith, TfN
Date: 7th Feb 2011

 THE ability of the third sector to help grow the Scottish economy, provide social services and support vulnerable people is being undermined by government policies to protect the public sector.

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7th Annual Stewardship Lecture: Social Enterprise - the business of the future?

Date: 4th Feb 2011

 At House of Falkland beyond the Big Tent 2010 festival site.

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Bright future for laundry employing disabled people

Date: 3rd Feb 2011

 A unique agreement has secured a bright future for the 30 disabled employees of Edinburgh’s St Jude’s Laundry.

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Frank Field and Graham Allen are right to champion early intervention – but our work shows we need to go one step further
Sarah Gillinson, Innovation Unit
Date: 3rd Feb 2011

 The ideas emerging from the six localities we are working with on the Transforming Early Years Programme, in partnership with NESTA, feel very zeitgeist. 

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Social funding for social enterprises
Claudia Cahalane, Guardian Professional
Date: 3rd Feb 2011

 Crowdfunding pools small donations from supporters to fund social projects. Claudia Cahalane finds out what makes it so appealing

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OCS partner cash slashed to zero in three years
Gemma Hampson, Social Enterprise Live
Date: 3rd Feb 2011

 Funding for the government’s civil society strategic partners has been cut further and will be phased out in three years.

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S2S trade Fair
SSEC
Date: 3rd Feb 2011

S2S is the premier event in the Scottish social enterprise business calendar.

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Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition welcomes new PPCO
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 2nd Feb 2011

 The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has appointed Duncan Thorp as its new Parliamentary, Policy and Communications Officer.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW – Fife’s Social Enterprise Trade Fair
BRAG
Date: 2nd Feb 2011

 BRAG Enterprises Ltd is delighted to announce that the Fife Social Enterprise Trade Fair, sponsored by Fife Council will take place on 10th March 2011. 

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Press Release: Highland communities could hold key to Big Society
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 2nd Feb 2011

 The rest of the UK could learn from how small communities in the Highlands and Islands have embraced enterprise, as neighbourhoods across Britain are asked to participate in the ‘Big Society’.

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