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Supplier Development Programme (SDP)
SDP
Date: 30th Sep 2008
The Scottish Government has just subscribed to an exciting new service, which is now available free of charge to all trading third sector organisations and social enterprises across Scotland. ...more

Scottish Investment Fund
SIF
Date: 26th Sep 2008
The Scottish Investment Fund (SIF) is a £30 million fund provided by the Scottish Government to be delivered in the current spending review period (2008-2011)....more

The Scottish Government
Third Sector Enterprise Fund
Date: 26th Sep 2008
Funding for organisations which are not eligible for the Scottish Investment Fund may be available through the Third Sector Enterprise Fund....more

List of Actions, Community Empowerment
LPL
Date: 26th Sep 2008
LPL has already submitted a list of actions which it thinks are necessary if community empowerment is to become meaningful....more

Social Enterprise Mark counters the 'identity crisis'
RISE
Date: 25th Sep 2008
Research just published by COI on behalf of the Office of the Third Sector (OTS), has revealed that misunderstanding and confusion are obstacles to the growth of the social enterprise sector. ...more

Creating a culture of social enterprise: where next?
Office of the Third Sector
Date: 25th Sep 2008
Having commissioned the Central Office of Information (COI) to undertake independent market research and strategic analysis in to social enterprise, the OTS has published a presentation of the findings. ...more

Survey for co-housing
Community Enterprise
Date: 25th Sep 2008

Community Enterprise Limited is carrying out research on behalf of The Vivarium Trust to explore your views on how you would like to live as you grow older and to establish if there is a demand for a new and different way of living.

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Enterprising Solutions Awards 2008: The Shortlist
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 25th Sep 2008
The shortlist for the 10th Enterprising Solutions Awards has been announced and this year, more than ever, it reflects the diversity and the range of successful social enterprises within the UK....more

£6.4m for Scottish voluntary groups
Leon Walker, Regen.net
Date: 25th Sep 2008
Fifteen voluntary sector organisations in Scotland are to share £6.4 million in lottery funding aimed at helping them provide support services to other voluntary groups and the people they serve. ...more

PricewaterhouseCoopers to offer social enterprises free help and advice
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Date: 19th Sep 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Scotland is offering free business planning advice to social enterprises and is calling on organisations in need of some help to get in touch.

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Climate Change Fund
Scottish Government Press Release
Date: 19th Sep 2008
In a news release on September 17, 2008 Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead announced a total of £705,700 awarded to 14 projects in the first round of grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. These projects will act to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of local communities....more

Third Sector Task Group
Third Sector Task Group
Date: 19th Sep 2008

A new high-level group has been created to help improve coordination of the work of Third Sector organisations in Scotland, Scotlandís 32 local authorities and the Scottish Government.

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'Communities in the driving seat' - Blears unveils new round of pilots
DCLG
Date: 19th Sep 2008
New steps were announced this week as part of a nationwide drive to put more power into the hands of local people. This comes ahead of legislation later this year to 'put communities in control'. Hazel Blears announced:...more

Heart patients given culinary aid
BBC News
Date: 19th Sep 2008
A pioneering heart-friendly cooking course is getting under way at a Scottish hospital....more

Investment Criteria
Scottish investment Fund
Date: 11th Sep 2008
SIF will make strategic investments in individual organisations seeking support to achieve a step-change in their operational capacity, capabilities and financial sustainability....more

Social Enterprise Mark
RISE
Date: 11th Sep 2008
The Social Enterprise Mark is a label which tells customers that a product or service comes from a social enterprise and is creating a social or environmental benefit. ...more

Sturgeon Axes Hospital Car Park Charges
Scottish Government Press Release
Date: 4th Sep 2008
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon today announced that car parking charges would be abolished at NHS hospitals across Scotland. ...more

Initial SIS response letter to enquiries
Sccottish Investment Fund
Date: 4th Sep 2008
SIF website (http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk) goes live ...more
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