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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

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Bulletin Articles
21st December 2007

Update

The Cultural Social Enterprise Network (CSEN) is currently gathering momentum in the new climate of positivity about social enterprise. This network is for social entrepreneurs working in the cultural…
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Senscot Bulletin
21st December 2007

Senscot Bulletin: 21-12-07

Dear members and friends, I haven't sent Xmas cards for the last 3 years – not sure why – a kind of withdrawal. But I'm back – this week I sent 26 – all with the same message: 'Wishing you and…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Blears backs asset transfers

Blears backs asset transfers Social Enterprise 20.12.07   Communities and local government secretary Hazel Blears praised the power of social enterprises to find solutions to rural challenges as …
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Unltd hopes to profit from its new chair

Unltd hopes to profit from its new chair Social Enterprise 20.12.07   Unltd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, has welcomed a new chair.   Rich Benton succeeds Jeremy Oppenheim, the …
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Dormant bank account bill leaves questions unanswered

Dormant bank account bill leaves questions unanswered Social Enterprise 20.12.07   Legislation has finally been introduced to Parliament that will see money from dormant bank accounts used to fun…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

£50m fund shows Unity is strength

£50m fund shows Unity is strength Social Enterprise 20.12.07   A £50m social economy loan fund has been announced by Unity Trust Bank.   The bank's head of marketing and communications, Ad…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Venturesome offers loans in return for future revenue

Venturesome offers loans in return for future revenue Social Enterprise 20.12.07   Social enterprises and charities looking for investment can now apply for a new scheme that mimics the selling o…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Social Enterprise Mark: an overview

The Social Enterprise Mark: qualification criteria   This document sets out the qualification criteria for organisations applying to access the Social Enterprise Mark. As the Social Enterprise Ma…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Name of £130m community funding programme announced

Name of £130m community funding programme announcedHelen Warrell, Third Sector Online13.12.07 The programme, which will be run by the Community Development Foundation, is to launch in the new year. …
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

Firm Foundations – The Future of Housing in Scotland

Firm Foundations – The Future of Housing in Scotland Colin Armstrong, Scotregen 20.12.07  Radical Meanwhile in the housing association sector, Firm Foundations proposes a radical overhaul of …
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

New central-local deal makes history

New central-local deal makes historyPeter HetheringtonThe Guardian19.12.07 Last week, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) signed what b…
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Bulletin Articles
20th December 2007

New trade association makes its mark

New trade association makes its mark Social Enterprise 20.12.07   Social enterprises in the south-west are piloting a new 'kitemark' which aims to spread the word about community-minded business.…