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Social enterprise initiative lacks direction, experts say
Helen Warrell, Third Sector
Date: 26th Jun 2008
The Government-funded initiative to raise the profile of social enterprise is unfocused and lacks direction, according to several of the 33 experts appointed to act as social enterprise ambassadors under the scheme....more

Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition
Alastair McIntosh
Date: 26th Jun 2008
Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. In this groundbreaking new book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet – both globally and using Scotland as a local case study....more

Futurebuilders to ditch application forms
Tania Mason, Charity Finance
Date: 26th Jun 2008
Futurebuilders expects to do away with application forms and invite prospective lendees straight to interview, according to its chief executive Jonathan Lewis....more

Transition wins two awards in a week
Transition Extreme Sports Ltd
Date: 25th Jun 2008
Transition Extreme Sports Ltd, the Aberdeen based youth charity which developed and now operates the Action Sports Centre down at Aberdeen Beach, has recently collected two further awards on the back of a successful first year of operation....more

Forth Sector named the Social Enterprise of the Year at Edge Upstarts Awards 2008
Forth Sector
Date: 25th Jun 2008
Forth Sector has been named the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’ at the Edge Upstarts Awards 2008.  The event, supported by New Statesmen and Edge, took place at London’s Lindley Hall on 18th June....more

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise` debate, speaker bios
North East Social Capital Forum
Date: 25th Jun 2008
The event, organised by the North East Social Capital Forum, looked at the evidence and experience of whether social capital really can make people `healthy, wealthy and wise`. See speaker bios here ...more

Social Enterprise Schools
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 19th Jun 2008
For the first time the youngest social entrepreneurs in Scotland scooped awards on 17 June 2008 for their schools from Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. ...more

Enterprising Braemar Community up for award
The Press and Journal
Date: 10th Jun 2008
RESTORING a castle, renewable energy projects and providing affordable housing for rent are just a few of the activities which not-for-profit organisation Braemar Community Ltd has undertaken during 2007 and 2008....more

Third sector called on to back 'community allowance' pilots
Susan Downer, newstart
Date: 6th Jun 2008
Third sector organisations have been urged to get behind a national campaign to enable people to work for their communities without falling foul of benefit clawback rules. ...more

Dormant Bank Accounts: Consultation Session
Scottish Government
Date: 6th Jun 2008
Renfrewshire CVS is hosting a very important local consultation session on Dormant Bank Accounts and the estimated £40 million in funding they will bring to Scotland's third sector. ...more

Spruce Carpets wins top social enterprise award
Spruce Carpets: Press Release
Date: 6th Jun 2008
Glasgow-based Spruce Carpets last night won the title of Social Enterprise of the Year 2008 at the prestigious Scottish Business in the Community Awards....more
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