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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

Funding for Scotland’s canals

Funding for Scotland's canals 29.09.05 Extra funding worth £3 million to help improve Scotland's canal network was announced today. It will be spent on projects which include improvements to locks on…
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Senscot Bulletin
30th September 2005

Senscot Bulletin: 30-09-2005

SENSCOT MEMBER'S BULLETIN No. 297, FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2005 (Going out weekly to over 2700) Dear members and friends, On my monthly trips I've come to enjoy the sheer energy of London, but I find t…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

This strangulation of dreams is creating a phantom party

This strangulation of dreams is creating a phantom party Polly Toynbee30.09.05The Guardian The symbolism was too good to be true. No screenwriter could have devised so apt an image as the rough handli…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

Charities ‘should look at private sector partners’

Charities ‘should look at private sector partners'   28.09.05   Charities should look beyond relationships solely with government and consider teaming up with private sector organisations…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

Charity shop map for Edinburgh

Charity shop map for Edinburgh   Indira Das-Gupta Third Sector magazine 28.09.05     A Scottish environmental charity is to publish a map of charity shops in Edinburgh that also outli…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

Go ahead for regeneration scheme in Argyll and Bute

Go-ahead for regeneration scheme in Argyll and Bute 30.09.05 A three-year plan by Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership to improve the lives of people in some of its most disadvantaged areas,…
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Bulletin Articles
30th September 2005

One in nine of city population ‘living in poverty’ says s

One in nine of city population ‘living in poverty' says study Gareth Edwards The Scotsman28.09.05 MORE than 50,000 people in Edinburgh are living in poverty and relying on benefits, new figures rev…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2005

Homes transfer hits council resistance

Homes transfer hits council resistance  Laurence Demarco Regeneration & Renewal30 September 2005 Council housing in Scotland has been a mess for many years, so when it became a devolved res…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2005

Seedcorn Fund

Seedcorn FundFuturebuilders Scotland 29.09.05Aimed at small social economy organisations this fund will help organisation’s to realise their potential to become less dependent on grants and to earn …
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2005

How does it feel to leave the sunshine of Australia to solve the …

How does it feel to leave the sunshine of Australia to solve the problem of Scotland's worst slums? It helps if you can earn £160,000 in one year Jean Rafferty25.09.05  When michael Lennon first…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2005

Transatlantic Trade Benefits Scottish Furniture Charities

Transatlantic Trade Benefits Scottish Furniture Charities 29.09.05 An innovative trading deal between furniture charities in Scotland and a not-for-profit organisation in Oregon in the USA has resulte…
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Bulletin Articles
29th September 2005

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the GapA discussion paper for reforming welfare to work in the UKSocial Firms ScotlandSeptember 2005 Summary ContextFor the majority of people work forms a central part of their lives.  …