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Who Gets Funding? Text to Decide
TFE-news
Date: 30th May 2005
'interactive' TV show will allow viewers to vote on allocation of £66.5m of National Lottery money. ...more

Plans for Scottish social sector board
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 27th May 2005
Scottish Executive to set up advisory board to inform its approach to supporting the social economy. ...more

Call to ban long-term doorstep lending deals
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 27th May 2005
"hard sales" techniques used to persuade people on low-incomes to take out loans they cannot afford, says consumer group. ...more

Charity's £55 pay offer to volunteers
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 27th May 2005
Volunteering charity will pay young people making full-time commitment to contribute to the community. ...more

Task force to lead the way on sustainable purchasing
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (defra)
Date: 27th May 2005
Government must lead by example in using purchasing power, say MPs ...more

Government ‘should aid legacy promotion drive’
Third Sector magazine
Date: 27th May 2005
'Frustration' at lack of Government support for campaign compared with its backing for payroll giving. ...more

Foundation starts new ‘enterprise and independence’ programme
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Date: 26th May 2005

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, one of UK's largest independent grantmaking foundations,  replaces its existing Social Development programme

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'Joined up' regulation for charities
Volresource
Date: 26th May 2005
agreement 'will ensure greater consistency and co-operation between the two UK charity regulators' ...more

Second runway proposed for Edinburgh airport
Planning Resource
Date: 25th May 2005
Exapansion plans would more than double the size of the facility....more

Naked Protest at Scottish Assembly
Newsroom
Date: 25th May 2005
Protesters dressed in 'naked politician' suits challenge plans by MSPs to centralise power in the planning system. ...more

Smaller businesses missing out on competition benefits
OFT
Date: 25th May 2005
Campaign launched to highlight importance of competition law...more

McConnell launches ProjectScotland
Third Sector
Date: 25th May 2005
programme will mean 'Scotland will lead the UK in youth volunteering'...more

Launch of Co-operative Development Agency for Scotland
Scottish Executive
Date: 22nd May 2005
Agency will act as one stop shop to deliver advice and information to new and growing co-operative businesses....more

‘Action’ call over climate change
BBC
Date: 18th May 2005
Scotland 'lagging badly behind the rest of the UK in reducing emissions', says report...more

Ravenscraig plans given go-ahead
Regeneration and Renewal
Date: 18th May 2005
Redevelopment of former steelworks moving forward as plans to create a new town gain consent. ...more

Councils on collision course with Executive over planning
Senscot
Date: 18th May 2005
More opposition to controversial white paper which 'will hand more control to MSPs'....more

Proposals for future of Scotland's first national park
Newsroom
Date: 17th May 2005
draft plan for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park sets out proposals for development and conservation....more

New online health magazine launched
Nick Smalley
Date: 17th May 2005
CanDo Magazine - Scotland's Health Magazine that's Positive about Disability - has launched an online edition this week...more

Regeneration gets a seat in new cabinet
Henry Palmer
Date: 17th May 2005
David Miliband will be responsible for regeneration as minister for local government and communities.

 

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New £6 Million loan fund to boost social enterprise
Communities Scotland
Date: 16th May 2005
Launch of fund for organisations fund for organisations that provide important services to and jobs for communities ...more

Trust launches business supporters scheme
TFe-news
Date: 15th May 2005
Scottish Wildlife Trust wins backing in care for Scotland's natural heritage...more

Banks reject community branches proposal
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 14th May 2005
industry rejects plan to ensure local communities have access to financial services through shared branches. ...more

Challenge to Charity Commission landmark ruling
Third Sector
Date: 11th May 2005
Directory of Social Change seeking ruling to stop local authorities setting up charities to deliver statutory services. ...more

Credit Unions free to bid for EU funds
Gideon Burrows/New Start
Date: 11th May 2005
Commission rules they should be be eligible for government funding to provide most excluded with financial services...more

Scotland sets out plans for affordable housing
Regeneration magazine
Date: 11th May 2005
More than 21,000 affordable homes will be built or refurbished in Scotland over the next three years...more

Probe into Scotland's Energy
TFe-news
Date: 11th May 2005
'ndependent, expert committee being set up by Royal Society of Edinburgh into energy supply needs and sources  ...more

MPs urged to bring back the Bill
TFe-news
Date: 11th May 2005
Call to resurrect and enact the Consumer Credit Bill which just missed being passed before election....more

Trust goes to court over vetoed buyout
Regeneration magazine
Date: 10th May 2005
Development trust in Dunblane to take Scottish Executive to court over land reform law dispute...more

Glasgow Brownfield project stalled
New Start magazine
Date: 10th May 2005
Regeneration partnership 'dismay' at 'delaying tactics' by developers opposed to multi-million pound scheme....more

Ignorance Scuppers social enterprise bids for NHS contracts
New Start Magazine
Date: 10th May 2005
local companies 'have difficulty understanding tendering process or meeting procurement criteria'....more

Community callers open doors to jobs
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 9th May 2005
Nearly 300 people have been helped back into work or training through a Scottish doorstep employment initiative. ...more

Agency sets out plan for housing and regeneration
Communities Scotland
Date: 6th May 2005
Communities Scotland’s three-year Corporate Plan has been published ...more

Land buyout group seeks extra £800k
Regeneration magazine
Date: 4th May 2005
Highlands community 'optimistic' about plans to buy one of Scotland's richest heritage estates, despite gap in funding. ...more

Blair vows to boost city councils’ role
Regeneration magazine
Date: 4th May 2005
The Prime Minister promise to devolve more power to councils that have been successful in regenerating their cities. ...more

Artistic ‘partners’ to take up residence
Scottish Executive
Date: 4th May 2005
A lottery funded project worth £1.4 million to enable artists to take their work into communities was announced today. ...more

Call to End 'Right to Buy'
TFe-news
Date: 3rd May 2005
renewed call over housing policy prompted by report that Scotland's homeless population has doubled in past 10 years....more

Women’s business lobby makes case for benefits shift
New Start magazine
Date: 3rd May 2005
system must do more to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of women, politicians told....more

UK suffers from poor social mobility, says study
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 3rd May 2005
Children born into low-income UK families 'stand less chance of improving their lives than those in many other affluent countries'. ...more

Anger over Planning Powers
TFe-news
Date: 3rd May 2005
Scots environmentalists 'outraged' over leaked plans to give MSPs sweeping new powers in planning system....more
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