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The Bond Offer represents a chance to open up a new avenue of funding for social enterprises in Scotland - specifically for members of SENs. A great opportunity for the sector to provide itself with the mutual support that is so often talked about. twitter.com/ScotComF…

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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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Senscot Bulletin
17th December 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 17.12.10

Dear members and friends,  As I get older, I become more appreciative of Scotland's changeable weather and seasonal variations.  Andalucía may enjoy 300 plus days of annual sunshine -…
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Bulletin Articles
17th December 2010

Securing the benefits of Scotland’s next energy revolution

Securing the benefits of Scotland’s next energy revolution A note by Les Huckfield 16.12.10 A Conflated Mixture This Consultation Document is muddled. It conflates arguments: - about devolution …
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17th December 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 17th December 2010

We’ve been banging on a lot lately about the importance of SENs’ involvement in local Single Interfaces.  Unfortunately, this is going to be the case for longer than we hoped. Stories…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

Funding for Third Sector Interfaces

 Funding for Third Sector Interfaces 14.12.10   Colleagues,   The Scottish Government sent out an e-mail on Friday in connection with our core funding as interfaces.  I copy the ke…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

Community Development Foundation panel calls for ‘a unified…

Community Development Foundation panel calls for 'a unified voice' David Ainsworth, Third Sector 07.12.10   The government must identify which communities most need support, according to a new re…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

This localism bill shows Eric Pickles is Hazel Blears in super-si…

This localism bill shows Eric Pickles is Hazel Blears in super-sized wolf's clothing Simon Jenkins, The Guardian 14.12.10   The big society is dead. Long live the small one. Big is bad, and anywa…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

The Current Financial Climate and Pensions

The Current Financial Climate and Pensions A Guide for Third Sector Organisations Introduction The Scottish Government believes in encouraging people to save for their retirement. As a Third Sector …
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

Community ownership can make Scotland better

Community ownership can make Scotland better SNP 13.12.10   Community organisations and groups should be given the opportunity to give derelict buildings or public spaces a new lease of life. &nb…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2010

Swim centre ‘a model for the future’

Swim centre 'a model for the future' Ian Swanson, Edinburgh Evening News 15.12.10   A SWIM centre saved from closure could be used as a model to pioneer community-based management of public facil…
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Senscot Bulletin
10th December 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 10.12.10

Dear members and friends, I don't watch much TV -but I like to keep the radio on - tuned to some easy listening channel; Smooth Radio Glasgow was my favourite till I discovered Rupert Murdoch owns it.…
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Bulletin Articles
10th December 2010

What does success look like for social entrepreneurs?

What does success look like for social entrepreneurs? By Katharine Danton, The Guardian 09.12.10 How do you know you've made it as a social entrepreneur? When you've helped your one hundredth benefici…
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10th December 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 10th December 2010

Since the Scottish Govt included 'Social Enterprise Development' as a function of the Single Interfaces (SIs), and rolled the issue of funding for the Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) and access to C…