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Anti-Social Behaviour Awards
Scottish Housing News
Date: 31st Aug 2005
Schemes showing new approaches to engage young people in Scotland have been rewarded....more

Report calls for Scottish planning action
Planning Resource
Date: 31st Aug 2005
An infrastructure crisis and protracted negotiations are slowing the supply of housing in Scotland, says Scottish Executive report. ...more

Young Scots have their say in spending lottery multi-millions
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 30th Aug 2005
the Young People’s Fund opens today and will give young people in Scotland the chance to direct National Lottery funding, say organisers....more

Scots told to scrap bridge tolls to boost economic mobility
Susan Downer
Date: 27th Aug 2005
move would help generate new jobs and business, argues the country's independent economic development network....more

More choice for CTF accounts
More choice for CTF accounts
Date: 26th Aug 2005
Leeds Credit Union (LCCU) has become the first credit union in the UK to offer a specialist child trust fund account....more

Boosts for urban woodland
Date: 24th Aug 2005
further £1m to be added to £3.5 million already allocated to the Woods in & Around Towns (WIAT) challenge fund...more

Volunteering on Corrie
Date: 23rd Aug 2005
Top TV soap Coronation Street is to join in the Year of the Volunteer campaign with a new storyline. ...more

Funding blow for Scottish village halls.
Village Halls website
Date: 22nd Aug 2005
The Scottish Rural Partnership Fund (SRPF) is now closed and it is unlikely that any successor programmes will be in operation by this autumn. ...more

Smaller home shares for tenants
Chloe Stothart
Date: 20th Aug 2005
Social housing tenants will be able to buy a share in their home worth as little as a quarter of the property's value, under new Government plans....more

VCOs handed extra £100m lottery cash
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 20th Aug 2005

 Deadlin extended due to "unprecedented" number of applications for Lottery's former Voluntary and Community Funding programmes.


Enterprise targets missed, says CBI
Regeneration and Renewal magazine
Date: 20th Aug 2005
The Government has failed to meet its pledge to stimulate enterprise in disadvantaged communities, says report. ...more

Shelter Welcomes Homeless Consultation
Date: 20th Aug 2005

Scottish Executive consultation on extending the rights of homeless people 'is a milestone'.


Source of social research findings
Date: 19th Aug 2005
New web site to give easy access to "a wealth of leading social science research to  inform policy and campaign activity". ...more

Home seeker websites may widen social divide
John Carvel
Date: 19th Aug 2005
Rowntree Foundation warns of  'fragmentation of society into rich and poor neighbourhoods' by new generation of internet house hunters. ...more

Community projects boosted by Futurebuilders awards
Communities Scotland
Date: 17th Aug 2005
Awards to ten more projects takes programme through £5m investment mark. ...more

Tenants to vote on housing stock transfer
Scottish Executive.
Date: 16th Aug 2005
Plans to transfer ownership of over 1,800 homes in the Western Isles took another step forward today. ...more

VAT rules ‘hampering renovation’
Regeneration and Renewal magazine
Date: 14th Aug 2005

Government refusing to look into reducing VAT on building renovation which makes demolition and new-build cheaper.


Green buildings are go
Date: 12th Aug 2005
Highland community on course to generate enough energy to heat 90 homes by 2008 through biomass scheme...more

Poverty group calls for more action to ease debt
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 12th Aug 2005

"good progress" says DTI report, but more government policies required, say campaigners.


Green light for flagship Energy Park
Aileen Hotchkiss
Date: 12th Aug 2005
Fife's Energy Park has been given a green light following a breakthrough land agreement. ...more

‘Get-out’ clause may delay housing transfer
Stephen Stewart
Date: 11th Aug 2005
Tenants could wait decades to take over Glasgow's former council houses despite stated aim of swift community ownership. ...more

Councils called on to balance greenness with growth.
Planning magazine
Date: 10th Aug 2005
Some green belt designations 'have failed to provide long-term certainty for developers and communities' - Executive....more

Business may be wasting profits
Date: 9th Aug 2005
Executive emphasises the economic benefits of the 'reduce, re-use, recycle' message. ...more

Finalists announced in £60,000 home challenge
Matt Weaver, Guardian
Date: 9th Aug 2005
Competition is challenge to the construction industry to slash the spiralling costs of building new homes. ...more

Call for long-term strategy to tackle binge drinking
Scotland Today
Date: 6th Aug 2005
Number of young Scottish women admitted to hospital with serious drink-related conditions has doubled in last seven years...more

New homes plan for Glasgow's Gorbals
Regeneration magazine
Date: 5th Aug 2005
Plan includes the replacement of 750 social homes, funded by the introduction of 1,005 private units. ...more

MPs bid to free lottery from politics
Matt Goodburn and Nick Loney
Date: 5th Aug 2005
last-minute amendment to Lottery Bill, intended to protect good causes distributors from political interference...more

Community foundations reach targets set by 'Time for Growth'
Georgina Lock
Date: 5th Aug 2005
Investment challenge is met as an initial investment of £1m is turned into into £19.5m in just five years. ...more

Energy companies join greens in call on Government
Date: 3rd Aug 2005
coalition demands clear framework for action on bringing down carbon emissions ...more

Community Pubs Foundation Launched to fight British pub closures
Community pubs
Date: 3rd Aug 2005

A pub is closing down for good every weekday in the UK, according to new research.


Cash for all adults to improve IT skills
Date: 2nd Aug 2005
Computer skills training to the value of £100 is available to every adult in Scotland under the Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) scheme relaunched by the Scottish Executive....more

Land Fund support for rural Communities
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 1st Aug 2005
Six rurally isolated communities in Scotland have been boosted by new lottery funding totalling nearly £300,000....more
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