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The Herald
Date: 27th Mar 2009
Glasgow Housing Association for a long time has failed to meet the objectives set by governments and in recent weeks ministers have come out quite strongly about its business plan and failure to deliver what the people of Glasgow voted for. ...more

Scotland's Communities to get involved
Scottish Government
Date: 27th Mar 2009
Scotland's communities are being urged to take control of their own future. ...more

RISE Social Enterprise Mark - Press Release
Date: 26th Mar 2009
Consumers are crying out for a Fair Trade-style charter mark to help them identify social enterprises, according to new statistics from ICM Research. ...more

Best Ethical Contribution: Fife Diet
Joanna Blythman, The Observer, Food Monthly
Date: 25th Mar 2009
Sometimes its the simplest ideas that are the best - and one family's determination to only eat local food has now spread across the country. ...more

Community Empowerment Action Plan Launched
Scottish Government
Date: 25th Mar 2009
The Community Empowerment Action Plan, launched this week by Scottish Govt, is a welcome statement of intent on several counts Ė not least the inclusion of COSLA. ...more

Stranraer football club saved
Craig Robertson, Dumfries Standard Friday
Date: 25th Mar 2009
Officials at Stranraer Football Club have hailed a takeover bid by a housing association as the "saviour of the club's future". ...more

The Pub
The Guardian
Date: 25th Mar 2009
The Pub: Last orders? The local communities that our fighting back

The Filling Station
The Guardian
Date: 25th Mar 2009
Last orders? The local communities that our fighting back

Local food group in crisis as funding withdrawn
David Ross, The Herald
Date: 19th Mar 2009
A network of locally sourced food providers in the Highlands has suspended its services and will lay off staff after regional enterprise chiefs axed a £90,000 funding lifeline at a time when the issue is a key plank of the Scottish Government's rural policy agenda....more

Digging for answers in Egypt's rubbish
BBC Scotland
Date: 19th Mar 2009
In Scotland, rafts of plastic bags and bottles washing up on beaches present a major environmental challenge - but in Cairo, they're a business opportunity. ...more

Social Innovation Camp
Date: 19th Mar 2009
Social Innovation Camp is an experiment in creating social innovations for the digital age. ...more

Scotlandís ethical banking alternative announces record results for 2008
Triodos Bank
Date: 13th Mar 2009
Triodos Bank, Scotland's leading ethical bank, today announced annual growth of 31% of its loan book which has increased from £17.8m to £23.4m. ...more

Triodos Bankís social enterprise and charity lending goes to record level in 2008
Triodos Bank
Date: 13th Mar 2009
Triodos Bank, the UKís leading ethical bank, has increased itís lending to charities and social enterprises by £20 million in 2008, it announces today, bringing its total lending to the sector to a record £93 million. ...more

Information chief plans to target Scots public bodies
Robbie Dinwoodie, The Herald
Date: 13th Mar 2009
Kevin Dunion is busy trying to put himself out of a job. The Scottish Information Commissioner is persuading public bodies to sign up to "model publication schemes" like the one entered into by police forces....more

Firstport Appointments
Date: 12th Mar 2009
Firstport are excited to announce that Karen McGregor will be joining the team in May to oversee our awards programmes. ...more

S2S Trade Fair
Date: 11th Mar 2009
The 23rd April is now looking like a packed out day with pre bookable workshops running throughout the day and The Zone, the knowledge and resource area, will be a hub of activity....more

CRNS 4th Annual Awards
Date: 11th Mar 2009
4th Annual Awards...more

Community finance holds key to recovery, says Nef
Austin Macauley, New Start
Date: 11th Mar 2009
Legislation to force banks to work with community finance groups and the creation of a 'people's bank' using post offices are among measures proposed by a leading think tank to tackle financial exclusion ...more

SE100 Index
Date: 11th Mar 2009
The RBS SE100 Index is an essential new tool that charts the growth and impact of any organisations that deliver social, economic or environmental change including charities, housing associations, co-ops, social firms, community enterprises or ethical businesses. ...more

DRAFT Response by Glasgow City Council: Above and Beyond: Shaping a New Vision for GHA
Glasgow City Council
Date: 4th Mar 2009

Even Glasgow city council question GHA


Trade Union Co-operatives
Date: 3rd Mar 2009
The Finnish experience of labour co-ops is potentially of greater interest to Scotland. Finland suffered badly from a deep recession after the breakup of the Soviet Union; a large part of its export market was lost. Then, when Finland joined the EU in 1995 there was the impact of deregulation of markets. ...more

Childcare Vouchers - SG
Scottish Government
Date: 3rd Mar 2009
A spokesperson said: 'We know that childcare vouchers are not appropriate to all parents...'...more
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