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Fitz on board as Saints explore a community bid
Graeme Macpherson, Evening Times
Date: 31st Mar 2011

 St Mirren legend Tony Fitzpatrick is to join the club’s board in an advisory role as ambitious take-over plans move closer to fruition.

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What is Scotlandís Big Story?
Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman
Date: 30th Mar 2011

 What is the Big Story of Scotland: as a nation, society, and politically?

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Forget Big Society, localism is where itís at
Richard Kemp, deputy chair of the Local Government Association for Social Enterprise Live
Date: 30th Mar 2011

 I recently attended a meeting about Big Society and localism, which was addressed by Lord Nat Wei who, the word on the street goes, invented it. To be honest I left none the wiser. He and Cameron honestly believe that there is something there. It can be summed up in the phrase: ‘a transfer of power to and through councils to local communities.’

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Wei says social investment and payment-by-results contracts will easily exceed cuts in local authority funds to the sector
The BSSEC blog, Social Enterprise Live
Date: 30th Mar 2011

 The government’s big society advisor has said that new social investment methods and payment-by-results contracts will easily exceed the current loss of  third sector funding fuelled by public spending cuts.

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EF Schumacher: Cameron's choice
Robert McCrum, The Observer
Date: 30th Mar 2011

 EF Schumacher, the humane socialist economist known for his 1973 bestseller Small Is Beautiful, championed 'economics as if people mattered'. Forty years on, he's enjoying a revival, thanks, oddly enough, to David Cameron

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Third Sector Division - funding breakdown in Scotland (indicative)

Date: 25th Mar 2011
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Strategic partners funding breakdown in England

Date: 25th Mar 2011
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Scottish Centre for Regeneration

Date: 25th Mar 2011

The scottish centre for regeneration is now part of scottish government.
 

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Community Jobs Scotland: start date announced
SCVO
Date: 24th Mar 2011

SCVO and the SSEC are working in partnership to deliver the programme. Community Jobs Scotland will create 2,000 opportunities for young people aged 16 – 24 with third sector organisations.

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Administration and Management of the Third Sector Growth Fund 2011-2012
The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 he Scottish Government is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor to undertake the administration and management of a short-term grant fund. Provisionally titled the “Third Sector Growth Fund” it will distribute approximately 4 million GDP during 2011 and will compliment a number of other contracts and initiatives that the Scottish Government is putting in place to support a sustainable, capable and enterprising third sector across Scotland.

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Holyrood approves right to buy bid for South Kintyre airbase
Michael Donnelly, regen.net
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 The Scottish Government has approved a community right to buy bid for the former RAF Machrihanish Airbase in South Kintyre.

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Stephen Lloyd moots new legal structure for hybrid social businesses
Tania Mason, Civil Society
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 Charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, one of the architects of the Community Interest Company structure, is leading a drive to convince the government to create a new legal form that advances a social purpose but also allows financial returns to private sector investors.

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Hostile bid to buy estate
David Ross, The Herald
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 SCOTLAND'S first ever hostile community buyout received the go-ahead yesterday, after the Scottish Government allowed crofters on a Lewis estate to buy most of it against the owner's wishes. 

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Council to cut 30% from Kintyre Recycling social enterprise and fatten Shanks
newsroom
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 On Thursday Mick Rice, the Scottish Labour Candidate and his Campaign Manager Bob Chicken, visited the Kintyre Recycling social enterprise in Campbeltown.

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The truth about being a community organiser
Marie Osborne, Guardian Professional
Date: 24th Mar 2011

 They need trust, status and money, says community organiser Marie Osborne

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The Young Foundation and NESTA: Growing social ventures
Alistair Grimes (Rocket Science)
Date: 18th Mar 2011

There was a famous review some years ago in Rolling Stone of Bob Dylan’s album, ‘Self Portrait’, which started with the sentence ‘What is this shit?’  A similar reaction is prompted by the Young Foundation’s report, Growing Social Ventures, funded by NESTA.

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Fit for Purpose Delegate List

Date: 18th Mar 2011

The 5th ‘Fit for Purpose: Health and social enterprise’ Conference is taking place today in Edinburgh.

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SURF Launches 2011 Manifesto
SURF
Date: 17th Mar 2011

Delivering Community Regeneration in Hard Times

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You've been Trumped

Date: 17th Mar 2011

Project of blood/sweat/tears/arrest in filming a documentary about the impact of Donald Trump’s golf development on the local residents in Aberdeenshire.

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A Social Enterprise Forum for Aberdeen
ACVO
Date: 17th Mar 2011

The Third Sector Interface role awarded to ACVO by The Scottish Government and The Aberdeen City Alliance (TACA), Aberdeen’s Community Planning Partnership, gives us a responsibility to develop, support and represent social enterprise and sustainability in the City and to strengthen the voices of social enterprises in their connection with Community Planning

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The Ego Trick : Granta Books

Date: 16th Mar 2011

 With his usual wit,infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions

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Social enterprises and the private sector supply chain
Helen Barrett, Guardian Professional
Date: 16th Mar 2011

There are opportunities in the private sector for those who can demonstrate benefits

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2011 SURF Annual Conference
SURF
Date: 16th Mar 2011

There is still one week left to book your place at the 2011 SURF Annual Conference, if you haven't already done so.
 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: URBAN SCOTLAND CAN EMULATE RURAL SUCCESSES
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 16th Mar 2011

‘Huge potential’ in Scotland’s town and cities for community ownership says Big Lottery Fund

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Social Enterprise Awards: UK shortlist announced
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 11th Mar 2011

 The Social Enterprise Coalition has announced the UK shortlist for the Social Enterprise Awards.  The UK finals will follow Voice11 on 30th March at The O2 in London.  Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, will speak and present the Best Social Enterprise Award.  More than 1,000 people are expected to gather at the evening reception.

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Is microfinance a neoliberal fairytale?
Madeleine Bunting, Guardian
Date: 10th Mar 2011

 Critics of microcredit make some convincing arguments that need urgent rebuttal from the organisations that have ploughed huge sums into it

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Good and less good things about the Big Society Bank
Third Sector
Date: 10th Mar 2011

 The independence of the Big Society Bank is good, but its large size may be a problem, says Rod Schwartz of ClearlySo

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Islanders offered home as a Ďfree giftí from London owner
Press and Journal
Date: 10th Mar 2011

 LOCAL CONTROL: The island of Scalpay may be handed over to its residents by London-based owner Fred Taylor

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Charities lead the way in Cameronís fair pay policy
Charity Finance
Date: 10th Mar 2011

 A survey published today by Charity Finance shows that, on average, charities pay their top earners only four times more than their lowest-paid employees. For charities with annual income above £5m the ratio rises to 6:1, and for large charities over £50m the ratio is 10:1. Compare that with FTSE-100 companies, where the pay ratio is 232:1. At local councils, where the salaries of many chief executives outstrip that of the PM, the ratio is 15:1; for NHS trusts it’s 14:1 and 19:1 for leading universities.

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JESSICA (Scotland) Trust
BIG Lottery
Date: 10th Mar 2011

 A new £15 million investment in Scotland to help disadvantaged urban communities most affected by serious disadvantage to become stronger through their own efforts

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Analysis: Why Alinsky's supporters lost out
Third Sctor
Date: 10th Mar 2011

The contract for the government's community organisers programme has been awarded to Locality, which draws ideas from the Brazilian writer Paulo Freire. Mathew Little examines why the winner wasn't early favourite Citizens UK, which follows the methods of the American Saul Alinsky

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Social Finance: Social Impact Bond series. Part 1: Glasgow

Date: 10th Mar 2011

 Social Finance is working to build the Social Impact Bond marketplace and invites commissioners, social service providers and investors in Scotland to attend this unique conference at IET Glasow: Teacher's Building.

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Murdoch already has an iron grip on Britain's political culture. And it is getting tighter
Steve Richards, The Independent
Date: 4th Mar 2011

 Cameron is not alone – Ed Miliband is also not going out of his way to make an enemy of this powerful empire

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Best bits - Live Q&A Asset transfer and social enterprises
Nick Petrie, The Guardian
Date: 4th Mar 2011

 A round up of the advice provided by our expert panel on asset transfer for social enterprises

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Maude calls for devolved nations to add funds to Big Society Bank
Niki May Young, Civil Society
Date: 3rd Mar 2011

 Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has called on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to add their countries' dormant account funds to the Big Society Bank pot.

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Social investment and the 'big society' bank
Rhodri Davies, The Guardian
Date: 3rd Mar 2011

 The way that the bank operates will be critical in ensuring that it delivers on its mission rather than falling short, says Rhodri Davies from the Charities Aid Foundation

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CRNS Awards shortlist announced
CRNS
Date: 2nd Mar 2011

 Nominees shortlisted for 6th CRNS Annual Awards

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Message from Steve Wyler - Locality CEO

Date: 2nd Mar 2011

 As you may have heard, Locality has been selected to run the national community organisers programme. 

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Third Sector Interfaces Scottish Government funding 2011-12
Scottish Government
Date: 2nd Mar 2011

 Letter from Scottish Government, outlining the funding offered to the 32 third sector interfaces in Scotland.

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