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We're working with @NHS_HS over several sessions to explore what role community café activity plays within social enterprise, examining issues around sustainability and considering different business models. First session in Aberdeen, 18th June: eventbrite.co.uk/e/c…

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16th July 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 16th July 2010

Dumfries and Galloway SEN contacted us this week to ask us to highlight the SVA programme ‘Leading in Change’. There are to be 4 residentials across the country to discuss and develop the …
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Bulletin Articles
15th July 2010

Investing in Ideas

Investing in Ideas The Big Lottery Fund 15.07.10 The Big Lottery Fund in Scotland has relaunched our Investing in Ideas programme. The programme awards grants of £500 to £10,000 to test an…
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Bulletin Articles
15th July 2010

Comment on Covering costs to be Sustainable

Comment on Covering costs to be Sustainable Anonymous Senscot Bulletin Reader 15.07.10 Regarding covering costs to be sustainable (extract of your Bulletin comment on Muhammad Yunus below) The idea th…
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Bulletin Articles
15th July 2010

£3m fund closes after one £320,000 deal

£3m fund closes after one £320,000 deal Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live 09.07.10 A £3m Triodos fund set up to invest equity venture capital in social enterprises has closed…
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Bulletin Articles
15th July 2010

Glitter Beach wins the Pitch 2010 heat in Edinburgh

Glitter Beach wins the Pitch 2010 heat in Edinburgh The Guardian 15.07.10 A social enterprise which designs glittering swim and beach wear is the winner of the Pitch 2010 regional heat in Edinburgh. A…
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15th July 2010

Social Enterprise Ceilidh 2009 Programme

Social Enterprise Ceilidh 2009 Programme Senscot The Local Social Entrepreneurs Networks (LSENs) give social enterprises the chance to get together under a common banner and build a network of contact…
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15th July 2010

Child care leader hits out at NSPCC

Child care leader hits out at NSPCC TFN 09.07.10 ONE of Scotland's most respected childcare professionals has written to national children's charity NSPCC urging it to reconsider plans to move into Sc…
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15th July 2010

Health secretary challenges ‘narrow’ definition of social ent…

Health secretary challenges ‘narrow’ definition of social enterprise Gemma Hampson, Social Enterprise Live 14.07.10 A battle of definitions exploded today after health secretary Andrew Lan…
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Senscot Bulletin
9th July 2010

Senscot Bulletin No. 533, Friday 9th July 2010

Dear members and friends, When I was in Spain recently, my aunt (my mother's sister) died at the age of 95 - I was pleased to be back in time for the funeral last Thursday. My aunts and uncles, on bot…
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Bulletin Articles
9th July 2010

Echoes of Tony Blair in Cameron’s “big society”, but . . .

Echoes of Tony Blair in Cameron’s “big society”, but . . . Richard Darlington, New Statesman 08.07.10 . . . at least he has a Big Idea and his pet philosophy is to be turned into act…
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9th July 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 9th July 2010

ReadyforBusiness.org - the register of social enterprises - continues to grow with over 200 social enterprises now signed up (a large percentage of them SEN members).  Part of the success of Read…
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Bulletin Articles
8th July 2010

In praise of… grant funding

In praise of... grant funding Martin Sime, Third Force News 02.07.10 There's a school of thought out there that all will be well if only the third sector can win some more contracts from government. F…