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Glasgow Housing Association must protect Tenants' interests
Scottish Government
Date: 27th Sep 2007
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) must ensure the interests of current and future tenants are safeguarded, Nicola Sturgeon said today....more

Residents Leading Regeneration
School for Social Entrepreneurs Fife
Date: 21st Sep 2007
The School for Social Entrepreneurs Fife – Scotland’s first established school, is currently recruiting for a new and innovative learning programme commencing mid October. ...more

Tenant-power housing plan faces the axe
Peter MacMahon
Date: 21st Sep 2007
An ambitious plan to break up Scotland's largest block of former council homes into small, tenant-run associations is set to founder because of a lack of resources and lukewarm support from ministers. ...more

Social Entrepreneurs in the Public Sector - Intrapreneurs
Senscot
Date: 21st Sep 2007
Senscot proposes to hold three events between October `07 and March `08. Each event will attract between 20/30 individuals from different parts of the public sector in Scotland. ...more

University Entrepreneurship Programme
The Scottish Government
Date: 20th Sep 2007
A programme to capture and drive the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Scottish higher education was launched today by First Minister Alex Salmond and Sir Tom Hunter....more

Soft drinks site buyout goes flat
BBC News
Date: 20th Sep 2007
A lemonade factory in Renfrewshire has been withdrawn from sale less than a month after villagers were given the right to go for a community buyout. ...more

Adequate support for social innovators non-existent, says study
Susan Downer
Date: 20th Sep 2007
Social entrepreneurs are having their wings clipped by conservative agencies, perplexed financiers and a shallow skills pool that make it virtually impossible for them to reach their full potential....more

Community enterprise fund running on empty
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 20th Sep 2007
A fund that lends to community enterprises will be rendered virtually impotent unless it is bolstered with new public funding, its chair revealed this week. ...more

Community trusts see fall in income from 2006
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 20th Sep 2007
The income of community-owned enterprises has failed to grow for the first time in four years, a survey by the Development Trusts Association reveals. ...more

Community asset fund offers £30m
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 20th Sep 2007
A £30 million fund to help local authorities transfer publicly-owned buildings to community organisations has opened for applications. ...more

Scots skills bodies are to be merged
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 20th Sep 2007

Two of Scotland's skills bodies are to be merged into a unified agency, the Scottish Government announced this week.

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Making a difference in Scotland's communities
HMIE
Date: 20th Sep 2007
The report was published on 9 September and  is based on a significant range of inspections on local authority and voluntary sector CLD providers across all of Scotland over the last five years ...more

Soft drinks site buyout goes flat
BBC
Date: 18th Sep 2007
A lemonade factory in Renfrewshire has been withdrawn from sale less than a month after villagers were given the right to go for a community buyout. ...more

Sustaining Grants
NAVCA
Date: 14th Sep 2007
This pamphlet argues that grant aid is an essential part of the local funding mix for community organisations and remains essential for thriving local communities. ...more

Social clauses in public procurement
Office of the Third Sector
Date: 13th Sep 2007
A survey on social clauses in public procurement contracts is being
undertaken by the North East Regional Centre of Excellence on behalf of the
Office of the Third Sector
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Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card
Date: 6th Sep 2007
Show Racism the Red Card is offering grants of up to £1,000 to groups to organise anti-racist initiatives within their local areas...more

Postgraduate Certificate in Social Enterprise - New for 2007/08
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 6th Sep 2007
Glasgow Caledonian University is launching a new programme designed for anyone who is interested in setting up, managing or supporting a social enterprise. The programme involves a teaching partnership with the Scottish Social Enterprise Academy in Edinburgh....more
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