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Huge well done to Folk at the Salmon Bothy, who donated a four figure sum to the Folk in Crisis Support Fund to assist musicians across the north east affected by loss of income due to current restrictions. Find out more about the band and the fund here: bothyfolk.org

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How coronavirus will change Paris forever

13th May 2020
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Financial Times, by Simon Kuper 7th May 2020 ‘There is hardly a place on earth less suited to the age of social distancing’. On Sunday, for the first time in nearly two months of lockdown here in Paris, I met a friend. We rendezvoused outside a closed circus. Shuttered cafés and hotels lined the adjoining […]

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‘Will coronavirus change our attitudes to death? Quite the opposite’

13th May 2020
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The Guardian, by Yuval Noah Harari 20th April 2020 Will the coronavirus pandemic return us to more traditional and accepting, attitudes towards dying – or reinforce our attempts to prolong life? The modern world has been shaped by the belief that humans can outsmart and defeat death. That was a revolutionary new attitude. For most […]

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Will coronavirus lead to fairer societies? Thomas Piketty explores the prospect

13th May 2020
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The Guardian, by Laura Spinney 12th May 2020 Economist discusses the effects of pandemic on economies, societies and globalisation. The French economist Thomas Piketty is the bestselling author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and its follow-up, Capital and Ideology (2019), a sweep through 1,000 years of the history of inequality. Speaking to the Guardian, he […]

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Coronavirus has revealed the power of social networks in a crisis

13th May 2020
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The Conversation, by Jon Chamberlain May 2020 The declaration of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic was a call to arms for governments to take urgent and immediate action. However, many feel the response from some countries was too little, too late. Despite this, people took early action to protect themselves, their families and their communities. Some reacted by panic […]

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Extra support for charities

13th May 2020
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Scottish Government 12th May 2020 Small premises now eligible for £10,000 grants. Properties occupied by charities can now apply for the £10,000 Small Business Grant Scheme to help with pressures caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The extension of the scheme is expected to result in an additional £31 million being made available to more […]

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Rutger Bregman: the Dutch historian who rocked Davos and unearthed the real Lord of the Flies

12th May 2020
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The Guardian, by Jonathan Freedland 10th May 2020 The historian offers a hopeful view of human nature in his latest book, Humankind. It couldn’t have come at a better time. For most authors, now is the very worst time to bring out a book. The shops are closed; the festival circuit has migrated to Zoom; […]

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DTA Scotland Annual Conference & AGM 2020

12th May 2020
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Development Trust Association Scotland 12th May 2020 We hope you are all well and staying safe. Owing to the current circimstances presented by Covid-19, the DTA Scotland Board has taken the decision to postpone the DTAS Annual Conference & AGM which was due to be held in Cumbernauld on the 6th/7th September until 8th/9th November […]

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SE & Sport Newsletter – May 2020

7th May 2020
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Welcome to May’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter Over the past month we’ve continued to witness a fantastic response to Covid 19 from the Third Sector.  Many organisations have effectively ceased trading and focused fully on delivering charitable activities, whilst navigating funding opportunities which will not only enable their own survival, but also to deliver goods […]

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Community Enterprise e-magazine

7th May 2020
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Community Enterprise May 2020 Welcome to the first edition of the new Community Enterprise e-magazine.  At a time of change and challenge, sharing inspiring stories, highlighting what support is out there and shining a light on some of the people working behind the scenes, seems even more important than ever to our friends, clients and beneficiaries. […]

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How a one-off tax on wealth could cover the economic cost of the coronavirus crisis

6th May 2020
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The Conversation, by Nick O’Donovan 4th May 2020 The UK’s annual public deficit is predicted to balloon from a previously forecast £55 billion to £273 billion by the end of 2020. This increase is the product of higher government spending to contain the human and economic costs of the coronavirus pandemic, and lower tax revenues linked […]

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Three ways people are reacting to coronavirus: ‘accepting’, ‘suffering’ and ‘resisting’

6th May 2020
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The Conversation, by Bobby Duffy & Daniel Allington 29th April 2020 There remains near-universal backing for the coronavirus lockdown among the UK public. In our study, nine out of ten people support the measures, including seven out of ten who strongly support them. In 25 years of studying public opinion in the UK, I’ve hardly ever […]

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Coronavirus is creating a huge “mental health emergency”

6th May 2020
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NewStatesman, by Anoosh Chakelian 4th May 2020 Half of the general population are now highly anxious, while care home residents “lose the will to live” and mental health patients are discharged. Almost half of British adults have felt a high level of anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown so far, according to the latest wellbeing survey by […]

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