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TSD Clarification
Dominique Petitqueux, Scottish Government
Date: 30th Apr 2009
The government's Third Sector Division (TSD) has pointed out that last week's Bulletin gave the false impression – that all government support for the Third Sector will in future be routed through the new Interfaces.  Dominique Petitqueux offers clarification.  ...more

Third Sector Enterprise Fund
Third Sector Division, Public Sector Reform Directorate
Date: 30th Apr 2009
To help third sector organisations make a transformational step change towards building capacity, capability and/ or financial sustainability in the third sector....more

Social enterprise: which way now?
David Ainsworth, Third Sector
Date: 30th Apr 2009
Is the purpose of social business to provide a social good, or is it to promote a model that keeps wealth in the hands of communities? David Ainsworth explores the debate

Learn Together Survey, 2009
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Social Investment Scotland is conducting a survey to find out about the needs ofocial enterprise for investment funding. By completing the survey, you will be contributing to the improvement and accessibility of investment funding for social enterprises throughout Scotland, including, hopefully, your own...more

Bill Fleming Obituary
David Torrance, The Herald
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Bill Fleming, who has died aged 65, was one of Scotland's best-known entrepreneurs, who began his working life as a labourer on the Duke of Hamilton's estate. From there, his career encompassed everything from magazine publishing to the Smiley chain of fast-fit depots for motorists. ...more

What is behind the MS Society Scotland
Stephen Maxwell, TfN
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Few Scottish voluntary organisations have enjoyed as high a profile in recent years as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland....more

Third Sector Interfaces
Scottish Government
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Supporting the Social Economy partnerships 2009-11 ...more

Community projects could revive deserted high streets, says Blears
Claudia Cahalane, Social Enterprise Mag
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Communities secretary Hazel Blears is encouraging social enterprises to take over empty shops to help revive high streets....more

Summit to make social enterprise leaders in recession
Gemma Hampson, Social Enterprise Mag
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Increasing the impact of social enterprise upon recession-hit Britain will be a main focus of a government summit next month....more

Co-ops and credit unions hopeful for ‘badly needed' reform
Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Mag
Date: 22nd Apr 2009
Some social enterprises will be able to raise more share capital and all social enterprises will be able to become members of credit unions for the first time under proposed reforms to the law....more

UnLtd to prepare social enterprises for funding
David Ainsworth, Third Sector
Date: 21st Apr 2009
Capacity-building scheme from social business charity...more

An Exclusive interview with Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate 2006
Microfinance Focus
Date: 16th Apr 2009
Dr. Yunus gave an exclusive interview to the “MICRO FINANCE FOCUS –  a global  magazine on micro finance  and sustainable development”  at the Reception Dinner on 30th  March 2009  on the eve of the Sa-Dhan’s National Micro finance Conference  2009 being organized  at New Delhi....more

Third Sector and the Community Planning Partnerships
Scottish Government
Date: 16th Apr 2009
A major programme of change started in March 2008 when the Scottish Government announced that it would no longer fund the networks of councils of voluntary service, the volunteer centres, the local social economy partnerships and the social enterprise networks in their current form from April 2011. ...more

Poverty Alliance's new Website
Poverty Alliance
Date: 16th Apr 2009

Just a short note to let you know that the Poverty Alliance's new website is now live.


What do we know about poverty?
Date: 16th Apr 2009
SURF Open Forum – Outcomes Paper on: Community Regeneration – What Do We Know About Poverty? Held: 12th March 2009, CoSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh ...more

Roundtable Meeting: Resilience in the Third Sector

Date: 16th Apr 2009
Roundtable Meeting: Resilience in the Third Sector ...more

Voluntary Action Scotland takes shape
Paul Jump, Third Sector Online
Date: 9th Apr 2009
New umbrella body will represent CVSs ...more

Incapacity Benefit: Myth and Reality
Chik Collins, Janice Dickson and Mary Collins
Date: 9th Apr 2009
The report offers a view on 'welfare reform' from the perspective of the Clydebank Independent Resource Centre (CIRC). ...more

Empowerment Fund grants announced
Leon Walker,
Date: 8th Apr 2009
The Government has announced the 21 voluntary sector projects aimed at improving local community power that are to share £9.25 million...more

Scots uni responds to social enterprise course demand
Gemma Hampso, Social Enterprise Mag
Date: 7th Apr 2009
Glasgow Caledonian University now offers a postgraduate certificate in social enterprise in collaboration with the Scottish Social Enterprise Academy. ...more

New partnership between Senscot and TBIjobs
Date: 7th Apr 2009
Senscot is now working in partnership with the Big Issue Scotland`s Recruitment Team. As well as continuing to advertise on our site, you will also be able to link directly to the TBI Jobs site. ...more

DTAS' Consultancy Service: The Pool in Scotland
Date: 7th Apr 2009
For the past year DTAS has been looking at the possibility of extending the Pool – the development trust network's own consultancy service – into Scotland. ...more

Voluntary Action Scotland Finalises New Board Of Directors
Date: 3rd Apr 2009
Voluntary Action Scotland, the new national body representing CVS in Scotland announced on 31st March 2009 the results of the election to appoint Regional Representatives to their inaugural Board. ...more

Social Innovation Camp June 2009 call for ideas has opened!
Date: 2nd Apr 2009
Over one weekend at the Saltire Centre, Glasgow we're bringing together some of the best of the UK's software developers and designers with those at the sharp end of social problems. ...more

Parliamentary Questions (March 25th 2009)
Christine Grahame MSP
Date: 2nd Apr 2009
Christine Grahame MSP submitted the following question, answered by Jim Mather MSP. ...more

Sector income over £4bn
Date: 1st Apr 2009
The Scottish voluntary sector's income rose above £4bn in 2007-08, according to the latest figures from OSCR and the Scottish Housing Regulator....more

Break-up of GHA begins but chaos reigns over repairs and jobs
Gerry Braiden, The Herald
Date: 1st Apr 2009
The historic dismantling of Scotland's largest social landlord began yesterday, with the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon making clear her wish to see the "breaking of the dam" continue throughout the year. ...more

S2S Trade Fair: 2 weeks to go
Date: 1st Apr 2009
A gentle reminder to submit your 40-50 word company profile for the S2S Trade Fair programme. This does not come at an additional fee but the deadline is strictly this Friday so please do not delay. ...more
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