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This week's Senscot Bulletin includes:📢 Feedback from yesterday's SE Ref Group meeting in Perth📝 Latest Senscot Briefing📋 @NHS_HS report on food poverty📝 A look back at the series of @CommHealth_Blog briefings🔥🇬🇧🔥 Update on Brexit➡️senscot.net/senscot-…⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OLMz…

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31st March 2008

Networks1st Update: 28th March 2008

Last week we mentioned that Senscot has been awarded almost £300k over three years to continue its work in support of the Local Social Enterprise Networks (LSENs). Part of these monies will enable …
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Senscot Bulletin
28th March 2008

Senscot Bulletin: 28-03-08

Dear members and friends, Everyone's talking about the credit crunch - how it may get worse. The deliberate, reckless overselling of credit has destabilised world banking. Some ringleaders have made …
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Bulletin Articles
28th March 2008

Saving communities though sharing

Saving communities though sharingChris HillSociety Guardian27.03.08 My local grocer's shop, threatened with closure, was recently saved after £100,000 was raised from local residents in just two mont…
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Bulletin Articles
28th March 2008

Social investment approach

Social Ventures Scotland   Social investment approach The recent Scottish Social Enterprise Strategy recognised that Scotland’s social enterprises are operating in a competitive marketplace wi…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2008

Rockefeller backs ‘social’ stock market

Rockefeller backs 'social' stock marketFinancial Times22.03.08 A 'social stock exchange' where ethical investors can trade shares in worthy enterprises could be set up under plans announced yesterday.…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2008

Glasgow City Council is selling off a package of primary schools

Disposal Of Surplus Land and Property : Establishment of Glasgow Property LLP Purpose of Report: To consider the business plan prepared by Grant Thornton Ltd in respect of the Surplus land and Prope…
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20th March 2008

Networks1st Update: 20th March 2008

Last Friday 12 people made it along to the 2nd SEN Reps meeting, which took place at Community Central Hall in Maryhill Rd, Glasgow. The Reps heard Senscot's plans for the £294,000 the Scottish Gov…
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Senscot Bulletin
20th March 2008

Senscot Bulletin: 20-03-08

Dear members and friends, The Hospice movement is one of my very favourite social enterprises. Hugh Grant on the radio this week promoting the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal – reminds me of a good stor…
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Bulletin Articles
19th March 2008

Capitals New Credit Union Current Account

Capitals NEW Credit Union Current AccountCredit Union19.03.08 Capital will be one of the first credit unions in the UK to offer banking services to all Members. From December 2006 during a 3 month pil…
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Bulletin Articles
19th March 2008

Community pledges thousands for bank

Community pledges thousands for bank The Queanbeyan Age14.03.08 JERRABOMBERRA may soon have a community bank.Recent meetings between the Jerrabomberra community and Bendigo bank looked promising, with…
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Bulletin Articles
19th March 2008

Scottish health projects forced to scale back as cash crisis bite…

Scottish health projects forced to scale back as cash crisis bitesBarry McCarthyNewstart14.03.08 More than 70% of community health initiatives in Scotland will have to close services by the end of the…
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Bulletin Articles
19th March 2008

Scots get say over how £57.7m of rural funding is spent

Scots get say over how £57.7m of rural funding is spentNewstart14.03.08 Rural communities across Scotland will share £57.7m to grow local their economies, improve rural facilities and conserve the e…