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Scottish Centre for Regeneration (SCR)
Date: 29th Jun 2005
A new guide to help community regeneration organisations improve the way they work is launched today...more

Green light for Lewis wind farm
Date: 28th Jun 2005
234 turbines to be built despite more than 4,000 planning objections, creating largest onshore wind-farm in Europe....more

Scottish awards for Dynamic Places
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 25th Jun 2005
A competition to showcase projects that have enhanced Scotland's urban and rural environments has been launched. ...more

Voluntary sector raps grant rules
Jamie Carpenter, Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 25th Jun 2005
Small voluntary and community organisations face a financial crisis over plans to pay grants in arrears ...more

Inverness braced for housing boom
Planning magazine
Date: 25th Jun 2005
Community housing for up to 10,000 people planned to accommodate expansion of one of UK's fastest growing cities....more

Scotland steps up efforts to support ethnic minority entrepreneurs
Gemma Charles, New Start magazine
Date: 24th Jun 2005
Despite labour market shortages, qualified ethnic minority people still finding difficulties in finding work....more

Homebuy scheme ‘unworkable'
Matt Weaver, Guardian
Date: 24th Jun 2005
election pledge to allow housing association tenants a share in their properties is 'not financially viable' for landlords, says government....more

Reform group turns up the heat on charity VAT
Third Sector
Date: 22nd Jun 2005
'softly softly' approach to be abandoned in high-profile campaign for changes to VAT for charities....more

Forest land grab scheme launched
Date: 21st Jun 2005
New scheme will allow rural communities to buy Forestry Commission land which is not on the market and build new homes on the land....more

Edinburgh bosses deny tram delay claims
Planning Resource
Date: 21st Jun 2005
First two tramlines 'on course for original completion date of 2009'....more

Scotland's 'opportunity to create a Living Landmark'
Date: 20th Jun 2005
new grants programme for large-scale projects deemed to be of national and regional significance. ...more

Scotland 'preparing for green industrial revolution'
Date: 20th Jun 2005
Minister urges businesses to 'seize the economic opportunities that accompany measures to save the planet'....more

Adviser slams Futurebuilders fund
Ben Walker, Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 18th Jun 2005
Scottish Executive fund aimed at weaning public and voluntary sectors away from grant dependency is 'failing in its objectives'....more

Futurebuilders re-opens
Communities Scotland
Date: 16th Jun 2005
The Seedcorn Fund has reopened until 31 August 2005. New guidance, application form etc now available. ...more

Scottish Charities Bill goes through
Matthew Little
Date: 15th Jun 2005
Holyrood settles on different regulatory approach to England and Wales. ...more

Lottery cash ‘to plug gaps in public services’
Press Association
Date: 14th Jun 2005
Ministers were accused today of planning to subsidise public services with national lottery cash previously earmarked for charity....more

Asylum seekers ‘bring jobs boost’
Date: 14th Jun 2005
Nearly 500 jobs and £10m worth of wages created, mostly for Glasgow, say economists. ...more

Scots ‘must use or lose’ ASBO powers
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 13th Jun 2005
Justice minister warns funding is dependent on enforcement of anti-social behaviour orders ...more

Chisholm blasted for refusing talks
Robert Boddy
Date: 13th Jun 2005
Community minister's failure to consult councils over planning powers reform 'could turn people against them', warns councillor...more

VAT shock for cultural charities
Third Sector,
Date: 13th Jun 2005
museums and theatres could be "taxed out of existence" after VAT tribunal rejects appeal against exemption.  ...more

Scots ‘positive about business success’
Scottish Executive.
Date: 12th Jun 2005
One in five adults in Scotland is either already running their own business or thinking about it, says Executive survey ...more

Funding to allow independent living
Scottish Executive
Date: 10th Jun 2005
£5 million will support improvements in equipment and adaptation services for patients across Scotland....more

Locals beat deadline to buy Highland estates
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 10th Jun 2005
Residents will buy the Glencanisp and Drumrunie estates after late funding helps them meet £2.9m price...more

Charity law bill reaches final stages
Date: 9th Jun 2005
culmination of a 10 year campaign to reform Scotland's charity laws....more

£10 million to support financial inclusion
Scottish Executive
Date: 7th Jun 2005
Banks and local authorities urged to work together to ensure access to financial services for all ...more

Lack of opportunities ‘prevents 11m volunteers in UK from giving their time’
Third Sector
Date: 6th Jun 2005

The Year of the Volunteer programme has brought into sharp relief the shortage, says one of its organisers.


Brownfield building at all time high
Date: 6th Jun 2005
Proportion is now 67%, but suitable sites getting scarcer. ...more

‘Young Scot’ bridges digital divide.
Date: 6th Jun 2005
Internet access being brought to communities in some of the remotest parts of Scotland ...more

It’s a wrap for anti-poverty campaigners
Date: 6th Jun 2005
Nationwide tour is now on the road the length and breadth of Scotland...more

Poor areas more at risk from pollution
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 5th Jun 2005
Those in most deprived areas are three times more likely to be living near a polluted industrial site...more

Scottish DEC 'could harm charities' independence'
Third Sector magazine
Date: 4th Jun 2005
Executive's plans for a Scottish international fundraising agency criticised. ...more

Voluntary sector raps ‘warped’ policy focus
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 4th Jun 2005
groups outside of Government's public service delivery agenda 'finding it increasingly hard to access funding and support' ...more
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