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Strengthening Scotland’s economy
Scottish Government
Date: 2017-06-22

A new enterprise agency will be created to meet the economic needs of communities in the South of Scotland.

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Current Tender Opportunities for Social Enterprise / SMEs
ReadyforBusiness
Date: 2017-06-22

Below are some selected future contract and tender opportunities that may be of interest to social enterprise / third sector organisations to apply for either individually or in partnership with each other or private sector organisations.

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Good Ideas thrive through the Melting Pot
Third Force News, by Susan Smith
Date: 2017-06-22

Ten social entrepreneurs graduate from the Good Ideas Academy and the hunt begins for new recruits

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Which UK city could rival Bologna’s social economy?
New Start, by David Innes
Date: 2017-06-21

Many cities have strong social economies, helping tackle poverty and build inclusivity. Why is the UK so far behind? 

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Cities, the social economy and inclusive growth
Joesph Rowntree Foundation, by Ian Vickers, Andrea Westall, Roger Spear, Geraldine Brennan and Stephen Syrett
Date: 2017-06-21

This report examines the role of the social economy in bringing about inclusive growth that generates more and better jobs in UK cities, particularly for people who are in - or at risk of - poverty. 

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Massimo Bottura and his global movement to feed the hungry
The Observer, by Tim Adams
Date: 2017-06-21

The Italian is one of the finest chefs in the world. But his greatest achievement is Food for Soul, his project to feed the poor and cut food waste, now about to open in London. 

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
TEDtalks, by Robert Waldinger
Date: 2017-06-21

What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy?

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Sir Ray Avery at SEWF 2017: get ready to "dream big"
Pioneers Post, by Lee Mannion
Date: 2017-06-21

 

Sometimes good things can come out of terrible situations. Ahead of his appearance at the Social Enterprise World Forum in September, serial social entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery explains his motivation to make millions of people's lives better.
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'Who knows more about small communities - charities or Lidl?'
Civil Society News, by David Ainsworth
Date: 2017-06-21

 

A peer and former charity worker has challenged charities over whether they know more about small, disadvantaged communities than budget supermarket chain Lidl - and whether those communities would prefer to see charities or Lidl operating in their town.
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Tobermory Harbour to be run by community
BBC News
Date: 2017-06-14

The local community in Tobermory has been granted powers to operate the town's harbour.

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