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27th November 2009

Networks 1st Update: 27th November 2009

It was good to hear that the three winners of the first Scottish Social Enterprise Awards are all members of Local SENs. The three winners - the Breadmaker, Social Enterprise Clydebank and Alloa Commu…
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Senscot Bulletin
27th November 2009

Senscot Bulletin: 27.11.09

Dear members and friends, The Big Issue has been on the streets of Scotland since 1993 and over 15 years – from thousands of vendors – a great deal has been learned about life on the edge of socie…
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Bulletin Articles
26th November 2009

Report from ‘Shaping the Future’ Away Day

Extract: Report from 'Shaping the Future' Away Day (June 2009)Supporting Voluntary Action (SVA)Purpose and Vision Statement for Third Sector Support Services The Think Tank participants have been disc…
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Bulletin Articles
26th November 2009

Conservative ‘philosopher king’ advocates ‘new …

Conservative 'philosopher king' advocates 'new kind of capitalism'The Telegraph24.11.09 An adviser to David Cameron, dubbed the 'philosopher king', has told the Conservative Party to embrace a new kin…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Why have the employees bought the West Highland Free Press?

Why have the employees bought the West Highland Free Press?Giles Simon - New Start Magazine24.11.09 It's well known that local newspapers are in crisis. With advertising revenue down for many in the i…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

30 Days of Social Enterprise

30 Days of Social EnterpriseAlex Sobell25.11.09 A Tale of Two Trusts  On Sunday we decided to have a family day out and as members of the National Trust, which is one of the country's largest tr…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Community Shares

Community SharesCommunity Shares Online25.11.09 Community owned enterprises will benefit from an exciting new government-backed initiative which aims to stimulate investment through community share an…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Benefits conundrum fuels the cash-in-hand economy

Benefits conundrum fuels the cash-in-hand economyFaisel Rahman - The Guardian25.11.09 Welfare reform should recognise that harnessing people's desire to work is more effective than the threat of jail …
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Reaping the rewards of social enterprise

Reaping the rewards of social enterpriseMark Gould & Patrick Butler - The Guardian 25.11.09 Conference delegates told that councils should be encouraged by the government to set aside their cautio…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Community Allowance scheme pilots announced

Community Allowance scheme pilots announcedDavid Ainsworth - Third Sector5.11.09 Foresight, Learning Links and St Peter's Partnerships will benefit from DWP scheme for unemployed A Government-backed p…
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Bulletin Articles
25th November 2009

Accounting for making a difference

Accounting for making a differenceMike Gordon - Social Enterprise Magazine25.11.09 Social accounting and social return on investment have become a part of the social enterprise lexicon, but what do we…
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20th November 2009

Networks 1st Update: 20th November 2009

Yesterday’s Ceilidh was our fifth and, again, proved a great success. Around 120 people attended – 85 from LSENs – and enjoyed a lively day with a number of great contributions - inc…