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Senscot Bulletin
28th March 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 28.03.13

Dear members and friends,  A mild urinary infection is making me feel grotty; our health centre has a drop-in clinic each morning - just arrive and wait your turn; but today there are 20 people a…
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28th March 2013

Networks1st Update: Thursday 28th March 2013

The Third Sector Interface in Dumfries and Galloway has had a challenging time over the last year or two but now, with support from Scottish Govt and D&G Council, a new entity has been established…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Social investment: funding for charities or white-washing of capi…

Social investment: funding for charities or white-washing of capitalism? Civil Society, by Vibeka Mair 27.03.13   You wouldn't traditionally associate the words right-wing, speculative or high-f…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Community Right to Buy

Community Right to Buy Jura Stores 27.03.13   Jura’s Community shop will open for business at 1pm on Monday 25th March 2013.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project …
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Google competition aims to find UK entrepreneurs

Google competition aims to find UK entrepreneurs The Guardian 25.03.13 Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, and Sir Richard Branson have linked up with Google to find Britain's mos…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Carbeth Hutters buy their forest home after bank loan

Carbeth Hutters buy their forest home after bank loan The Guardian, by Severin Carrell 20.03.13 The Carbeth Hutters, the community of self-sufficient cabin-owners near the Campsie Fells which has help…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

At last! A tango-dancing pope

At last! A tango-dancing pope The Spectator, by Alexander Chancellor 23.03.13 Just a year ago on this page I was writing about Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother Georg and how, while ostensibly d…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Tell us about your best ways to share learning

Tell us about your best ways to share learning DTAS 25.03.13 Locality is launching a competition to find successful examples of peer-to-peer learning to inform the Big Lottery Fund’s forthcoming…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Highland wind farm community benefit divvy-up in spotlight

Highland wind farm community benefit divvy-up in spotlight Ross-shire Journal, by Hugh Ross 24.03.13 The construction phase of new wind farms in the Highlands will no longer be a factor when potentia…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

The evolution of the social enterprise

The evolution of the social enterprise Real Business by Lesley Cowley 26.03.13 It's difficult to remember a time before the internet, especially for those who can recall the excitement and anticipatio…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

We must discuss all types of social enterprise failure

We must discuss all types of social enterprise failure The Guardian, by Andreana Drencheva 18.03.13 In the past few weeks many people have called for open and more frequent discussions on the topic of…
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Bulletin Articles
27th March 2013

Charities and social investment

Charities and social investment Institue for Voluntary Action Research 27.03.13 Conclusion This study explored the challenges, risks and opportunities of social investment for charities in England and…