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Sport Relief Awards
Date: 30th Aug 2007
Scotland Unltd's new awards programme is aimed specifically at young people aged 11–21 who are setting up projects in their communities to address and resolve conflict...more

Public-Social Partnership Pilot in North Lanarkshire
Date: 30th Aug 2007
Following yesterday’s Public-Social Partnership (PSP) Dissemination Event in Glasgow, where the achievements of two ground breaking PSP pilot projects in North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire were celebrated, the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has successfully secured a member’s motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament....more

Tendering for Public Sector contracts
Date: 30th Aug 2007
Does your organisation provide services for the public sector? Do you want to begin trading with the public sector? Would you like to replace grant funding with contracts? If you are a social enterprise or a voluntary organisation and you have answered yes to any of the above, you should order the guide:...more

Swinney announces additional support for social enterprises
Scottish Executive
Date: 29th Aug 2007
Under an intitiative brought forward by the First Minister, The Scottish Executive will make available additional economic development support to social enterprises "to help increase skills in order to maximise income generation, secure investment in the business and provide more services for those who need them". ...more

Radical approach to social enterprises delivering public sector contracts
Date: 28th Aug 2007
The achievements of a groundbreaking social enterprise procurement initiative are being celbreated this week in Glasgow. ...more

Department of Health opens £73m fund for social enterprise programmes
Date: 23rd Aug 2007
Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis has announced the opening of a £73m social enterprise investment fund for health and social care. Applications for the money can now start, to set up and build social enterprises that meet specific needs and provide services that will benefit local communities....more

Social enterprise training
Helen Warrell
Date: 23rd Aug 2007
Social Enterprise London, the agency that promotes the capital's social economy, is offering 30 charities in London free support and training to boost their sustainability and commercial potential....more

Coalition announces awards shortlist
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 22nd Aug 2007
The Social Enterprise Coalition has announced the names of the fifteen social enterprises shortlisted for the 2007 Enterprising Solutions Awards. ...more

Fuse Jobs – Integrating communities with a cohesive employment plan
Date: 20th Aug 2007

The UK's first ever social enterprise jobs site has created an initiative aimed at assisting a range of community groups enter the working environment for either the first time or after a lapsed period of unemployment.


Island trust buys filling station
Date: 17th Aug 2007
An Skye community has secured the funding it needed to buy a filling station, shop, vehicle repair workshop and a house. ...more

Consultation on £10million social enterprise risk capital investment fund launched
Date: 14th Aug 2007
Many social enterprises find it difficult to access risk capital, leaving a gap in their finances, particularly at the critical stage between starting up and growing their business. the cabinet Office says the fund will fill this gap and help develop better access to private and independent investment in the future....more

Scottish Executive Third Sector Team reconfiguration
Date: 9th Aug 2007
A reconfiguration of the Scottish civil service as it relates to the Third Sector is taking place - it’s clear that the dust hasn’t settled yet. As far as we can gather there is now a Scottish Executive Third Sector Team split into two sections....more

New housing boss urged to end stock row
Marianne Taylor
Date: 9th Aug 2007
Housing experts and politicians have urged the new boss of Scotland's biggest social landlord, Glasgow Housing Association to fulfil the organisation's promise and deliver full community ownership to Glasgow....more

Tories to 'fight poverty with enterprise'
Date: 8th Aug 2007
David Cameron has called for the creation of "social enterprise zones" to help the poorest in society. He says helping those left behind by rising living standards should be "the most urgent political problem for the British government"....more

Investors in talks over social bank
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 7th Aug 2007
Government officials have met with City financiers to see if they would be interested in backing a proposed social investment bank to support the growth of third sector organisations....more

Media is 'harming anti-poverty drive'
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 6th Aug 2007
The media's negative portrayal of poor families is undermining public support for tackling UK poverty, according to an academic, Dr John McKendrick. ...more

Social Enterprise networking in East Lothian receives boost
Date: 2nd Aug 2007
Funding has been secured for East Lothian Social Enterprise Network (ELSEN), from Communities Scotland, through East Lothian Social Economy Partnership. Fly Right Dance Company and Stepping Out will be the recipients of the funding, on behalf of the network. ...more

Tenant Farming Forum website launched
Date: 2nd Aug 2007
The Tenant Farming Forum is an independent body whose aim is to promote a healthy farm tenanted sector in Scotland. Their website features news and information related to tenant farming, publications, and information about the forum....more

Government announces community land trust pilots as part of £8bn homes drive
New Start magazine
Date: 1st Aug 2007
Plans for 14 new pilots to test the ability of community land trusts to deliver social housing have been unveiled by the government. But the Local Government Association, National Housing Federation (NHF) and Chartered Institute of Housing say £11bn is needed to build 70,000 affordable homes a year over the next three years...more

Tory proposal on ‘well-being’ calls for local authorities power on work and welfare.
Date: 1st Aug 2007
House of Lords amendement "seeks to allow local authorities and their partners in the private, community, social enterprise and voluntary sectors to work together to tackle these all-important worklessness issues." ...more
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