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Co-operatives Fortnight
Ed Mayo, Co-operatives UK
Date: 24th Jun 2010

It is the first time that the co-operative sector has ever come together to run a national campaign to promote co-operation as a contribution to business, society and the environment. We now have one hundred events up and down the country over the coming Fortnight.

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Scottish Investment Fund

Date: 23rd Jun 2010

Investments include a wide range of organisations and recent investment

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East End canteen serves up social enterprise jobs
Stephen Naysmith, heraldscotland
Date: 23rd Jun 2010

McDade, 28, from Castlemilk, has learning disabilities, but is one of the staff at a newly opened canteen for workers on the site of the National Indoor Sports Arena and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome being constructed in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Guidance on Public Spending
John Swinney, The Scottish Government
Date: 23rd Jun 2010

I am writing to you today to reiterate that I and my Scottish Ministerial colleagues are looking to you to work within the spirit of this note, to deliver the maximum impact and value for public spending in the current constrained climate.  The people of Scotland are depending on us all to play a full and active part in this work and to deliver the best possible outcomes.   

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The Left’s mistake
Iain MacWhirter, heraldscotland
Date: 23rd Jun 2010

It was meant to provide for the common people but now it’s bloated and subsidised by the poor. Why can’t the Left get real about the public sector?

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Duncan Fisher: 'The charity structure does not deliver'
Tristan Donovan, Third Sector
Date: 23rd Jun 2010

Charities? They're yesterday's news, according to the charity chief executive turned social entrepreneur. Tristan Donovan finds out why

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HIE’s £2.4m bid to beat brain drain
Press and Journal
Date: 23rd Jun 2010
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How do you start a social enterprise?
Sam Baumber, TfN
Date: 21st Jun 2010

DECISION made. You've been giving it a lot of thought. It plays on a loop in your mind. There's a problem with the world and you can see a way to fix it. You may not have an MBA, but you have the ideas, the passion and the energy. You're going to become a social entrepreneur. Exciting, isn'tit?

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New Direction for West Highland Community
HIE
Date: 18th Jun 2010

A small community of only 300 people on the west coast of Scotland is looking for a development officer to help them create an economic, social, and cultural plan for their future growth.

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Community Resilience
Alastair Macintosh, Writer and Activist
Date: 17th Jun 2010

Alastair's presentation on Community Resilience reflected on how communities in Lewis coped during the Seamen`s Strike in 1966 that lasted 6 weeks and how much of this `resilience` has been lost.

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Banking - A question of ethics verses convenience?
Triodos Bank
Date: 17th Jun 2010

With confidence in the banking sector at an all time low, there’s never been a better time to review your banking arrangements. And social enterprises would be wise to consider a specialist social banking partner which understands the specific needs of the sector. But a recent survey from Triodos Bank and SENSCOT suggests that while ethical awareness is  high, accessibility, services and costs remain barriers to switching banks for many social enterprises.

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Observer Ethical Awards: Gordon Roddick, Lifetime Achievement Award
Emma John, The Observer
Date: 17th Jun 2010

Gordon Roddick and his wife Anita pioneered the concept of fair trade when they started the Body Shop in 1976. He went on to found the Big Issue, which now provides microloans for those on low incomes, and was a driving force behind Fairtrade chocolate Divine. Meet the eco champion who brought a sense of conscience to the British high street

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An Unsocial Entrepreneur?
Craig Dearden-Phillips, The Naked Entrepreneur
Date: 17th Jun 2010

What I am loving at the moment is the start-of-the-affair feeling you get with a new venture. It animates everything. You can think of little else. Your stomach flicks when you think about it. My mind drifts back to it while I am watching the TV or driving the car. In short, I am hooked and I will need to be because while starting a business is fun it is bloody-hell too.

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The National Lottery Awards 2010: Clydesdale Community Initiatives

Date: 10th Jun 2010

Vote online for Clydesdale Community Initiatives

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Minister calls for a radical shift in the relationship between citizens and the state
Cabinet Office
Date: 10th Jun 2010

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, today called for a radical shift in the relationship between citizens and the state, when delivering his first keynote speech to leaders of charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises.

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Executive Summary: Civic Streets- The Big Society in action
Max Wind-Cowie, DEMOS
Date: 10th Jun 2010

This report is based on extensive interviews and qualitative research within the communities of Castle Vale and Balsall Heath. It also seeks to learn lessons from previous initiatives and programmes aimed at driving regeneration in the UK

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Civic Streets: The Big Society in action
Max Wind-Cowie, DEMOS
Date: 10th Jun 2010

The Progressive Conservatism Project is a Demos initiative which explores how radical conservative philosophy, politics and policy can serve progressive goals

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The Bold Vision of Grameen Bank
Georgia Levenson Keohane, YunusCentre.org
Date: 9th Jun 2010

In 2006, Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in the field of microcredit. As the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Yunus demonstrated that lending money to poor people to start businesses could be profitable and could transform their lives by raising them out of poverty.

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Co-production - a new relationship
IPPR
Date: 9th Jun 2010

Long before the financial crisis, there was an emerging consensus that public services based on the premise that a passive public should be able consume services whenever required is neither healthy for society nor sustainable.

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Nobel laureate warns against microfinance loan sharks
David Masters, Finance Matters
Date: 9th Jun 2010

Investors looking to profit from microfinance are no better than loan sharks, a pioneer of the industry has claimed.

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Background to Senscot Legal Services
Senscot
Date: 9th Jun 2010

Senscot will create a subsidiary – Senscot Legal Services (SLS) – a new social enterprise.

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Defining social enterprise: the Scottish Criteria
Senscot
Date: 9th Jun 2010

With the help of the Scottish reference group, the SEM Criteria were redrafted, tightened and circulated widely

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Social Enterprise Conference
Lynsey Johnston, CEIS
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

This year CEiS are teaming up with a range of partners including Big Lottery Fund, Kibble, The Wise Group, The Scottish Government, RBS Community Banking and others to explore social enterprise priorities in advance of the next action plan for social enterprise

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Last Round of Increase III Funding
CRNS
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

Open to not-for profit community organisations who want to increase or expand their existing services and /or want to offer a new service.

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Hard lives and early deaths in Calton, Glasgow
Mike Gonzalez, The Guardian
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

The regeneration of Glasgow has changed little for the neighbourhood with the lowest life expectancy in the country

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Appeal for ideas with ‘business head and social heart’
Jill Theobald, New Start
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

A new urban regeneration initiative is aiming to encourage and reward entrepreneurs with a ‘business head and a social heart’.

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Seven schools get ready to enter the Dragons’ Den at Reid Kerr College
Alison Rennie, Paisley Daily Express
Date: 3rd Jun 2010

SEVEN teams of ambitious schoolkids will today enter the Dragon’s Den for a competition which will test their enterpreneurial skills to the limit.

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