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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
31st March 2011

Fitz on board as Saints explore a community bid

Fitz on board as Saints explore a community bid Graeme Macpherson, Evening Times 29.03.11   St Mirren legend Tony Fitzpatrick is to join the club’s board in an advisory role as ambitious ta…
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2011

What is Scotland’s Big Story?

What is Scotland’s Big Story? Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman 26.03.11   What is the Big Story of Scotland: as a nation, society, and politically?   Like William Hague’s mojo, we know…
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2011

Forget Big Society, localism is where it’s at

Forget Big Society, localism is where it’s at Richard Kemp, deputy chair of the Local Government Association for Social Enterprise Live 29.03.11   I recently attended a meeting about Big So…
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2011

Wei says social investment and payment-by-results contracts will …

Wei says social investment and payment-by-results contracts will easily exceed cuts in local authority funds to the sector The BSSEC blog, Social Enterprise Live 29.03.11   The government’s…
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Bulletin Articles
30th March 2011

EF Schumacher: Cameron’s choice

EF Schumacher: Cameron's choice Robert McCrum, The Observer 27.03.11   Once again, as the western world seems to teeter on the edge of catastrophe, mankind begins fearfully to wonder, "What …
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Research Article
29th March 2011

CEIS: Demonstrating Value

CEIS: Demonstrating Value At CEiS we take the view that every social enterprise from the smallest to the largest can be measuring their social impact. Recently, we have been in discussion with a Canad…
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Research Article
28th March 2011

Transition Fund

Name of Policy : Transition Fund This is new policy Aims The £100m Transition Fund was announced by Ministers as part of the Office for Civil Society’s Spending Review settlement in Octobe…
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Research Article
25th March 2011

A Survey of Social Enterprises Across the UK

 A Survey of Social Enterprises Across the UK Research Report  prepared for The Small Business Service (SBS)  by IFF Research Ltd  July 2005    Executive Summary&…
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Senscot Bulletin
25th March 2011

Senscot Bulletin: 25.03.11

Dear members and friends, In his novel Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut reflects on death and the atrocities of war with the phrase - `so it goes`; it occurs 106 times. Since reading the book, this …
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2011

Third Sector Division – funding breakdown in Scotland (indi…

Third Sector Division - funding breakdown in Scotland (indicative) For year 2011-12 Download document here http://www.senscot.net/docs/fundingscotland250311.doc…
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2011

Strategic partners funding breakdown in England

Strategic partners funding breakdown in England They will each receive the full amount in 2011/12, three-quarters of the amounts in 2012/13, and half the amount in 2013/14. Download document here http…
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Bulletin Articles
25th March 2011

Scottish Centre for Regeneration

Scottish Centre for Regeneration Improving Knowledge and Skills that Build Communities The scottish centre for regeneration is now part of scottish government. This website is archived and so is not b…