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Corporates key to the next big social enterprises, says Jenkins
Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 The next CaféDirect or Big Issue will be formed in partnership with the private sector, says a leading social enterprise supporter.

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Glasgow's lessons for the 'big society'
Bob Holman, The Guardian
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 The community group we set up 21 years ago to tackle violence and poverty has endured because of its local input and paid staff, writes Bob Holman

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SIS increase funding available to Scottish Third Sector by £8million
SIS Press Release
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 Social Investment Scotland is to increase its existing £6 million of available loan funding by a further £2 million secured from the Co-operative Bank.   

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Interview: Roberta Blackman-Woods
John Plummer, Third Sector
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 The new civil society spokeswoman for the Labour Party says the government wants self-reliance for the sector while she wants partnership

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Reforming Scottish land ownership for Scotland
Stephen Maxwell, SCVO
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 Andy Wightman is Scotland’s leading writer on land ownership. Since the publication in 1996 of Who Owns Scotland? he has produced a string of publications dissecting Scotland’s archaic system of land ownership.

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Hybrid Model for Nonprofits Hits Snags
Stephanie Strom, New York Times
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 Since its founding in 2003, the GlobalGiving Foundation has used its Web site to channel more than $30 million to charitable projects like buying seeds for farmers in Zimbabwe and feeding orphaned chimpanzees.

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Recipe for success as residents’ bakery is a step closer
Brian Donnelly, Herald Scotland
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 It is reminiscent of the industrial co-operative societies that formed the core of communities living through the hard times of yesteryear.

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Social Impact Bond could head to Scottish jails
Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live
Date: 28th Oct 2010

 A programme working to reduce reoffending in Scotland for the past four years could be funded in the future by a Social Impact Bond.

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CSR: Welfare cuts ‘will lead to higher public spend’
Clare Goff, New Start
Date: 22nd Oct 2010

 The government announced cuts of a further £7bn to welfare in today’s spending review, adding to the £11bn unveiled in June’s Budget.

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Who stole Scotland?
Andy Wightman, The Herald
Date: 21st Oct 2010

 That was how Tom Johnston, the historian and former Secretary of State for Scotland, described Scotland’s noble landowners in 1909 in his book, Our Scots Noble Families. Back then land and its ownership was a hot topic both in the towns and the countryside

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Social Enterprises Re-Brand to Become One
Aberdeen Social Enterprises
Date: 20th Oct 2010

Aberdeen Social Enterprises, part of Turning Point Scotland, has undergone an exciting rebranding exercise within its Aberdeen businesses

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Shops axed...so we’re locals’ lifeline
Gordon Thomson, Evening Times
Date: 20th Oct 2010

People in the East End of Glasgow have launched their own general store after all local traders closed to make way for the 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village.

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Realising Potential – next steps for social enterprise
CEIS
Date: 20th Oct 2010

Realising Potential – next steps for social enterprise in Scotland, brought together 240 social enterprise leaders, practitioners, supporters and policy makers to establish vision and priorities for social enterprise

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In Business to Change Lives - A Manifesto for Social Enterprise in Scotland
SSEC
Date: 20th Oct 2010

The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition's manifesto for the 2011 election

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Keeping it local!

Date: 15th Oct 2010

 GWSF’s sixth Annual Conference is a great opportunity for your staff and committee to network and learn.

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All change at New Start
Julian Dobson, New Start
Date: 14th Oct 2010

 New Start Publishing Ltd, publisher of New Start magazine, is to close following the sale of the title and associated intellectual property to CLES Online Ltd, a subsidiary of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.

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Habitat builds a sustainable model for social change
News Observer
Date: 14th Oct 2010

 It's the eighth-largest builder of houses in the United States and has built more than 350,000 homes in 90 countries. Its home-furnishings business earns nearly $1 billion annually. It's not listed on the New York Stock Exchange because it's a nonprofit group - and the quintessential social enterprise.

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Evaluation of Third Sector Investment and Support
Scottish Government
Date: 14th Oct 2010

 The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan sets out how the Scottish Government and its partners will work together to support the sector to become more enterprising and move away from dependence on grant funding.

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Speech by Christine Carlin, Scottish Government

Date: 14th Oct 2010

 Christine Carlin, Head of the Scottish Government Third Sector Division, addressed the conference. 

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Scottish Government Contracts: Outcomes

Date: 14th Oct 2010

 Scottish Government Contracts: Outcomes

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Sector braces itself for change

Date: 14th Oct 2010

 JOINT working, on a level never seen before, is the only option facing the voluntary sector as austerity measures loom, a conference has heard.

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Social Investment Fund: Latest Awards
SIF
Date: 14th Oct 2010

 Latest awards by the SIF

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Scottish Gas secures a positive future for ‘green’ community pool
Scottish Gas
Date: 14th Oct 2010

 A community swimming pool which runs entirely on green biomass fuels has been thrown a lifeline from Scottish Gas with funds of £60,000.  

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Expert eye: dangerous definition
Social Enterprise Magazine
Date: 8th Oct 2010

Is an ethical business the same as a social enterprise? Catherine Rustomji, head of Third Sector North-Hempsons, claims it’s important to keep the distinctions clear

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Communities demand stake in renewables
Susan Smith, TFN
Date: 7th Oct 2010

A MAJOR fund of at least £200m is  needed over the next five years to ensure  that Scottish communities benefit from  the dramatic growth in the renewable  energy industry, heralded by first minister Alex Salmond this week. 

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Government should not support umbrella groups, says Maude
Gemma Hampson, Social Enterprise Magazine
Date: 7th Oct 2010

Big Society could be set back by the scrapping or scaling back of social enterprise support organisations, claims the boss of the Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC).

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Survey for Scotland’s Food & Drink Industry
SSEC & QMU
Date: 6th Oct 2010

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this short survey which is being conducted by the School of Business, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on behalf of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition to scope the economic contribution social enterprises make to Scotland’s Food & Drink Industry.

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The Welsh dragon takes on the Scots
Social Enterprise Live
Date: 6th Oct 2010

A Welsh social enterprise has taken out the impact leader top-spot in the October issue of Social Enterprise magazine – proving that the Welsh dragons are ready to put up a fight in this year’s RBS SE100 Index.

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Investment in the wrong place?
Rosie Niven
Date: 1st Oct 2010

 Building links around highly connected individuals can help to tackle isolation, unemployment and antisocial behaviour more effectively within a community, according to a report.

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Public sector workers reject social enterprise

Date: 1st Oct 2010

 Public sector workers reject social enterprise

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