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Senscot Bulletin
28th September 2012

Senscot Bulletin: 28.09.12

Dear members and friends, Graham Greene has a line: "There is always a moment in childhood when the door opens - and lets the future in".  Aged 8, I was at boarding school where cricket…
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28th September 2012

Networks1st Update: Friday 28th September 2012

Senscot, this week, presented at the Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Food. We were asked to give an overview of the work and activity of the SENs with particular reference, of course, to the Commun…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Interest-free loan scheme for charities is piloted in Brighton

Interest-free loan scheme for charities is piloted in Brighton Civil Society, by Vibeka Mair 24.09.12    A new £115,000 government-backed pilot scheme offering interest-free loans and…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Three schools define social philanthropy debate, says professor

Three schools define social philanthropy debate, says professor Investment Europe, by Dennis Young 25.09.12 I recently returned from a conference in Italy, where the concept of social enterprise was a…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Bute & Applecross Landowners Challenged – Media Releas

Bute & Applecross Landowners Challenged - Media Release Land Action Scotland 27.09.12 A campaign was launched this week to challenge the absentee owners of the Island of Bute and the Applecross pe…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution The Guardian, by Haroon Siddique 09.06.11 The new constitution will include checks and responsibilities for Iceland's parliament (the althing). Pho…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Scots are ready for real, meaningful constitutional debate

Scots are ready for real, meaningful constitutional debate ERS Scotland, by Malcolm Harvey 17.07.12   Since the launch of Yes Scotland and Better Together, the campaigns in support of independenc…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Best to borrow? A charity guide to social investment

Best to borrow? A charity guide to social investment  New Philanthropy Capital November 2011Executive Summary    This is an exciting time for social investment. The current and previo…
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Bulletin Articles
27th September 2012

Ted Hughes Letter to his son in 1986

Ted Hughes Letter to his son in 1986 Ted Hughes 27.09.12 When I came to Lake Victoria, it was quite obvious to me that in some of the most important ways you are much more mature than I am. . . . But …
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2012

The UK Community Food Sector Conference

The UK Community Food Sector Conference Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) and Community Food Enterprise (CFE) November 2012Conference, organised by CFINE and CFE , Newham, London   …
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2012

Theatre companies as social enterprises

Theatre companies as social enterprises The Guardian, by Wayne Ingram 20.09.12 If more of us become social enterprises, arts organisations could become less fragmented and less reliant on public fundi…
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25th September 2012

Networks1st Update: Friday 14th September 2012

Another date for your diary: The Cultural and Creative SEN (CCSEN) this week agreed on the date for the 2nd National Social Enterprise and Creativity Conference - 'Creating a Difference'. This year's …