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A great profile of SEN member @CCInitiatives in the @cl_gazette yesterday.Clydesdale Community Initiatives helps people with complex health needs make a meaningful contribution to their local community. Read more below 👇carlukegazette.co.uk…

About 2 hours ago from Senscot's Twitter

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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2006

An inspired idea for our unused riches

An inspired idea for our unused riches  Laurence DemarcoRegeneration & Renewal28.07.06 I'm mightily impressed with the consultation paper issued by the independent Commission on Unclaimed As…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2006

URC will seize land from idle owners

URC will seize land from idle owners    Regeneration & Renewal 28.07.06     A Scottish urban regeneration agency has warned it will instigate 'widespread' compulsory purchase …
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Senscot Bulletin
28th July 2006

Senscot Bulletin: 28-07-2006

Dear members and friends, As I grow older I become more conscious of the wrong I have done in my life – broken promises – unpaid debts – abandoned friends. For years so much denied – I dread w…
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Bulletin Articles
28th July 2006

Permira pledges €1m cash for social enterprise

Permira pledges €1m cash for social enterpriseBy James Quinn and Caroline Muspratt British private equity house Permira is to launch a two-year philanthropic initiative investing time and money into…
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Research Article
27th July 2006

Investment options for a social enterprise

Investment options for a social enterprise 27.07.06 Alex Walker has drafted a paper outlining various types of possible investment for a social enterprise, and Senscot would welcome comments. The docu…
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Bulletin Articles
27th July 2006

Community Assets: The benefits and costs of community management …

Community Assets: The benefits and costs of community management and ownership – Executive Summary24.07.06 Community-based organisations, when they take control of the buildings they occupy, embark …
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Research Article
27th July 2006

Investment capital for social ventures project

Investment capital for social ventures project July 2006 Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has recently completed phase 1 of the above project and a report detailing the findings has been distribu…
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Bulletin Articles
27th July 2006

Tax relief for schools is not a human right

Tax relief for schools is not a human right   Polly Toynbee Third secor magazine 26.07.06     The Charities Bill is through its committee stage, but the great controversy at its heart r…
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Bulletin Articles
26th July 2006

Social Finance Initiative for Ireland implemented

Social Finance Initiative for Ireland implemented 26.07.06   Ireland's Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen TD,  announced yesterday that the Government had approved proposal…
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Bulletin Articles
25th July 2006

Meeting victims discourages repeat youth offending

Meeting victims discourages repeat youth offending   25.07.06     A project which put restorative justice to the test has found the majority of young offenders who meet their victims ar…
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Bulletin Articles
24th July 2006

Land Fund leaves legacy for Scottish communities

Land Fund leaves legacy for Scottish communities     20.07.06     It heralded a change in the pattern of community land ownership in Scotland enabling vulnerable rural commu…
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Bulletin Articles
24th July 2006

‘Worst first approach’ to regeneration ‘not working’

‘Worst first approach’ to regeneration ‘not working’     21.07.06     Proactive and preventative policies to create mixed communities should be the top priority for regene…