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Senscot Bulletin
9th December 2011

Senscot Bulletin: 09.12.11

Dear members and friends, Story from a reader this week - about a 'distinguished' Ugandan visitor - telling a conference how surprising he finds it - that people in the UK routinely tell old folk that…
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9th December 2011

Networks1st Update: Friday 09th December 2011

Voluntary Action Scotland (VAS), this week, has produced its 'Funding Distribution Proposal'. See, https://senscot.net/?viewid=11780. The document is for consultation and sets out proposed funding lev…
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Bulletin Articles
8th December 2011

Funding Distribution Consultation

Funding Distribution Consultation Voluntary Action Scotland 08.12.11 INTRODUCTION Background The current funding distribution for Third Sector Interfaces is directly related to the funding that eac…
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Bulletin Articles
8th December 2011

Ethical savings grow fastest in Scotland

Ethical savings grow fastest in Scotland Tridos Bank 01.11.11 More people in Scotland are turning to ethical and environmental savings than anywhere else in the UK, according to latest figures from l…
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Bulletin Articles
8th December 2011

Food, Fairness and the Fife Diet

Food, Fairness and the Fife Diet By Douglas Strang, Bella Caledonia 6.12.11 In ‘The Great Tablecloth’, the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda conjures for us the sensual pleasures of the plate…
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Bulletin Articles
7th December 2011

Portobello and Leith Community Wind Turbine wins Energyshare fund…

Portobello and Leith Community Wind Turbine wins Energyshare funding Community Greener Leith 04.12.11   Groups in Portobello and Leith were celebrating yesterday (Saturday) as their renewable ene…
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Bulletin Articles
7th December 2011

Pay-day loans: making money from other people’s misfortune?

Pay-day loans: making money from other people's misfortune? By Jill Insley, The Guardian 01.10.11 It's boom time for payday lenders and cheque cashers – but with APR of up to 4,200%, many peopl…
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Bulletin Articles
7th December 2011

Glasgow Caledonian to offer bursary places on Scotland’s first …

Glasgow Caledonian to offer bursary places on Scotland’s first MSc in Social Enterprise Social Enterprise Academy 25.11.11 Scotland’s grass-roots social entrepreneurs are to be offered the…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2011

Look north, Scotland

Look north, Scotland By Lesley Riddoch, The Guardian 5.12.11 Is Scotland really a long-lost bit of Scandinavia? Geologically speaking it is – Scotland was once part of the Nordic landmass (albei…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2011

Defining social enterprise

Defining social enterprise Michael Roy, Third Force News 01.12.2011 I’m writing to say how much I enjoyed the social business special of TFN two weeks ago. We in the Yunus Centre for Social Bus…
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Senscot Bulletin
2nd December 2011

Senscot Bulletin: 02.12.11

Dear members and friends, Carol Ann Duffy's new book of poems (Bees) has a line which has stayed with me all week: "What will you do now with the gift of your left life?" It reminds me that …
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2nd December 2011

Networks1st Update: Friday 02nd December 2011

The Social Enterprise Exchange (a coming together of the S2S and Voice Conferences) takes place on Tuesday 27 March 2012 at the SECC in Glasgow. Senscot has negotiated 100 places for SEN members at th…