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Small business equity-finance funds launched
Small Business Service
Date: 30th May 2006
The government has announced the creation of two new Enterprise Capital Funds (ECFs) with a combined value of £40 million to boost investment in small businesses....more

Credit unions win banking services
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 29th May 2006
Members of eight credit unions will soon be able to use banking services previously only available to those with mainstream bank accounts. ...more

Micro energy scheme wins extra funding
Planning magazine
Date: 29th May 2006
An extra £3 million is to be ploughed into a fund supporting domestic and community renewable energy schemes over the next two years. ...more

Asset-owning regeneration companies mooted
Ben Walker
Date: 29th May 2006
A new form of asset-owning regeneration company could feature in the upcoming local government white paper. ...more

UnLtd announces appointment of new Chief Executive
Senscot
Date: 29th May 2006
Cliff Prior joins the Fondation for Social Entrepreneurs from the mental health charity Rethink...more

5% of UK firms are social enterprises
Regeneration and Renewal
Date: 26th May 2006
Statistics show at least 55,000 firms - with an annual turnover of £27 billion - are classed as social enterprises. ...more

Queen’s Market ‘beats Asda store'
Samantha Thorp
Date: 26th May 2006
Queen's Market in east London has a more beneficial economic impact than would be created by an Asda store the council wishes to place on the market's current site, according to research published last week. ...more

Bookdonors and parents team up
Senscot
Date: 25th May 2006
A new community based project to supply voluntary organisations in the Borders with free books was launched this week....more

Charity Bank claims lending capabilities of £20m
Third Sector magazine
Date: 24th May 2006

New figures reveal its assets more than doubled in 2005 and now stand at £40m.Half of this is available to be loaned out.

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NCVO appoint enterprise head
Mathew Little
Date: 24th May 2006
The NCVO is to appoint a director of enterprise to seek new sources of income. The £70,OOO-a-year head of department position will be filled in the late summer....more

Government accused of draconian treatment of asylum seekers
Maev Kennedy
Date: 23rd May 2006

The government was accused yesterday of draconian treatment of asylum seekers, using "destitution as a tool of coercion", in a bleak report from the Church of England on a Britain where an economic boom has left the gulf between the very poor and the super-rich wider than ever.

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Make people happier, says Cameron
BBC
Date: 23rd May 2006
Tory leader David Cameron says there is more to life than making money, arguing that improving people's happiness is a key challenge for politicians. ...more

Scottish Enterprise given £50m lifeline
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 22nd May 2006
The Scottish Executive has come up with a £50 million rescue package to help the country's main economic development agency meet a funding shortfall. ...more

Futurebuilders' money held back
Nick Loney & Joey Gardiner
Date: 22nd May 2006
The next tranche of money earmarked for a major funding body for England's voluntary and community sector has been held back amid rumours that it could allocated elsewhere. ...more

More than a hundred community radio stations approved
Volresource
Date: 19th May 2006
The first round of community radio licensing by regulator Ofcom ended yesterday....more

New model will turn Community Interest Companies into co-ops
Matthew Little
Date: 18th May 2006
The 'co-operative CIC' is the brainchild of the umbrella body Co-operatives UK.

 

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Local authorities urged to work more with social enterprises
Third Sector
Date: 18th May 2006
The Social Enterprise Coalition has called on newly elected local councillors to use social enterprises to deliver public services....more

First new Scottish charity
Volresource
Date: 18th May 2006
First registration under Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act....more

Triodos announces record performance
Senscot
Date: 10th May 2006
Pioneer in ‘social banking’ shows growth in returns of 41% for its shareholders and a 25% increase in funds under management to £1.6 billion....more

Enterprising Solutions Awards 2006 launched
Senscot
Date: 9th May 2006

On Wednesday 10 May, the Social Enterprise Coalition begins its annual search for the UK's most dynamic and innovative social enterprises.

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‘Green Heroes’ recognised at Volunteering Awards
BTCV
Date: 9th May 2006
Local volunteers from Glasgow and Dundee have been hailed as Green Heroes by environmental volunteering charity BTCV.  ...more

Affordable housing target achieved, says Chisholm
Senscot
Date: 9th May 2006
The Scottish Executive yesterday said it had met the pledge to provide more than 18,000 affordable homes that it made under the Partnership Agreement....more

Social enterprises in London stress need for specialist support
Rosie Niven
Date: 8th May 2006
Business support services in London must recognise that social enterprises’ needs differ from other firms, a task force said this week ...more

Councils have ‘too many targets', report says
Hélène Mulholland
Date: 8th May 2006
The government needs to stop "crowding" councils and give them more freedom to tackle the concerns of their communities, the head of the inquiry into the future of local government said today....more

Crofters rights to be tested in court

Date: 8th May 2006
The legality of a lease which is preventing crofters taking full advantage of their right to buy their land is to be challenged by Ministers in court for the first time....more

Fund for Scotland's most deprived communities
Regeneration
Date: 5th May 2006
A £257 million fund for Scotland's most deprived communities opened for applications this week....more

Positive response for social enterprise manifesto
Mathew Little
Date: 3rd May 2006
A local election manifesto from Social Enterprise London calling for social enterprises to play a significant role in service provision has gained a positive response from many boroughs in the capital....more

Call to reserve Euro cash for cities
Ben Walker
Date: 2nd May 2006
Billions of pounds of European regeneration cash should be concentrated into a small number of UK cities, rather than be spread evenly across the country, says an influential think-tank. ...more

We'll axe quangos, says Tory regeneration chief
Joey Gardiner and Ben Walker
Date: 2nd May 2006
An incoming Tory government would scrap regeneration agencies and return powers to councils, according to shadow minister for regeneration and communities Alistair Burt....more

Lottery revision is double victory for voluntary sector
New Start magazine
Date: 1st May 2006
Proposed new lottery laws have been' amended to ensure money given to third sector organisations is given on top of their core government funding. '...more

Scottish Enterprise failures lead to new calls for local control
Susan Downer
Date: 1st May 2006
Local authorities in Scotland are to lobby for greater control of the enterprise agenda after Scottish Enterprise admitted a string of management failures. ...more
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