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Senscot Bulletin
26th April 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 26.04.13

Dear members and friends,  Kate emails me to pop into her house on the way home - she's finished with my boxed set of 'The Wire' - has a couple of DVDs for me.  Soon as I see her - something…
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26th April 2013

Networks1st Update: Friday 26th April 2013

Following on from last week's meeting in Edinburgh with SEN Co-ordinators and Third Sector Interface staff with responsibility for supporting social enterprise, the link below gives an overview of the…
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

Poverty gives food for thought

Poverty gives food for thought The Herald Scotland 24.04.13 The fact that feeding the hungry and destitute is the fastest growing part of Scotland's voluntary sector gives the lie to Coalition claims …
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

New resident-led regeneration scheme aims to transform communitie…

New resident-led regeneration scheme aims to transform communities The Guardian, by Rosie Niven 10.04.13 Many of the big-budget regeneration projects since the 1980s made attempts to involve residents…
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

Good in the Wood

Good in the Wood Hill Holt Wood April 2013 Hill Holt Wood celebrates 10 years as a social enterprise 2002 – 2012 In 1995, Nigel and Karen Lowthrop were a new couple with a dream. They wanted to …
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

Skoll, a look back

Skoll, a look back Pioneers Post, by Graeme Oram 19.04.13 Inspirational social enterprise Five Lamps was named Impact Champion in the RBS SE100 Awards last year. Alongside £10k in cash, the priz…
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

A Civic Approach to Finance

A Civic Approach to Finance ResPublica 22.01.13 The global ‘credit crunch’ and ensuing economic challenges have revealed a deep crisis in the world of finance. Public opinion on the integr…
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Bulletin Articles
25th April 2013

The Kilburn Manifesto: our challenge to the neoliberal victory

The Kilburn Manifesto: our challenge to the neoliberal victory The Guardian, by Stuart Hall 24.04.13 The crisis in the global economic system triggered by the banking collapse of 2006-08 has precipita…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2013

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution by Margorie Kelly 24.4.13 At last! I am delighted to pick up a book about ownership. Much as I value the growing body of work on greening the econ…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2013

SCVO Upcoming Events

SCVO Upcoming Events SCVO 22.04.13 European Structural Funds in Scotland – Annual Publicity Event Date: Tuesday 14th May 2013 Time: 8:45 – 15:00 Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University Keyno…
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Bulletin Articles
24th April 2013

Competition launches to find new young social entrepreneurs

Competition launches to find new young social entrepreneurs DTAS 29.04.13 Live UnLtd and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) are delighted to announce today the launch of a competition to f…
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Senscot Bulletin
19th April 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 19.04.13

Dear members and friends,  In a recent speech - the novelist Sebastian Faulks expressed dismay at the collapse of knowledge, in our young people; because of computers, he says, our children's gen…