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Climate Challenge Fund - Round 23
Scottish Government
Date: 22nd Feb 2017

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on 20 February 2017 the award of £9.97 million for 113 community-led projects in the 23rd round of grants from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

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Funding for grass roots initiatives
Scottish Government
Date: 22nd Feb 2017

£1.9m available for community groups to tackle poverty

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Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives - Nicola Sturgeon
Third Force News
Date: 22nd Feb 2017
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Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives
Third Force News, by Graham Martin
Date: 22nd Feb 2017

 

The lives of hundreds of young people will be transformed after a pioneering third sector jobs programme secured a £6.1 million investment.
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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness
Third Force News, by Paul Cardwell
Date: 15th Feb 2017

 

Plans are well under way to build a multi-million pound complex combining accommodation for homeless people with a community café and football pitch in Glasgow.
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Tributes paid to founder of iconic Rutherglen chip shop
Daily Record
Date: 15th Feb 2017
Michele Cocozza passed away last week in his native Italy at the age of 88. 
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Video of Ursula Le Guin's Speech
Ursula Le Guin
Date: 14th Feb 2017
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Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just commodities'
The Guardian
Date: 14th Feb 2017
In a passionate speech, writer takes aim at publishers who put profit before art, Ursula Le Guin cries freedom as she is honoured for contribution to literature.
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Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart
The Guardian, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Date: 8th Feb 2017

sness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is in dire financial straits, understaffed prisons have record suicide rates, the elderly lack social care – yet the rich continue to get richer, and continue to avoid taxes.

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New campaign to scrap Scotlandís private finance schemes
The Ferret, by Rod Edwards
Date: 8th Feb 2017

The Scottish Government is under increasing pressure to abandon its private finance schemes following revelations by The Ferret and The Guardian that they have blasted a £932 million hole in Scotland’s capital investment budget, whilst profiting private companies.

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Strengthening Support for Creative Sector

Date: 3rd Feb 2017

Creative Industry Advisory Group members and first meeting announced.

Experts from across Scotland’s creative industries will meet for the first time next week to discuss how to make the sector stronger and enhance support, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said today.

As one of Scotland’s key growth sectors, there is clear evidence of the continuing significance of Scotland’s creative industries in respect of scale, employment and growth within Scotland’s overall economy. In 2015, the creative industries employed 73,600 people and new figures this year show the creative industries involved more than 15,000 registered enterprises.

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The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice
Parker Palmer Blog, On being
Date: 1st Feb 2017
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