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Triodos Announces Opportunity to Invest
Date: 31st May 2007
Triodos Bank, which has pioneered sustainable banking across Europe, has launched its first ever open opportunity to buy shares (Depository Receipts) in the UK....more

Developing Strathclyde to expand loans to social enteprises with new fund
Developing Strathclyde
Date: 30th May 2007
Developing Strathclyde Ltd (DSL) has obtained a loan of £500,000 from Social Investment Scotland to expand its lending to social enterprises.  This money will be used to target social enterprises that can't raise all the money they need from the bank. ...more

New Business Gateway web site
Date: 29th May 2007
The site is based on the DTI site which cost some £50 million to develop, and has been re-branded for Scotland. ...more

Spruce Carpets branching out
Spruce Carpets Ltd
Date: 25th May 2007
Award winning Glasgow community business Spruce Carpets is “branching” out with Tees Valley regeneration agency, Renew Tees Valley....more

Up and Coming LSEN Events
Date: 25th May 2007
there are a number of up-and-coming local social enterprise network events ...more

Think-tank attacks city's rebirth
Date: 23rd May 2007
Poorer parts of Scotland's largest city have been left behind by major regeneration projects, according to a new report from think tank Demos. ...more

One in four children 'in poverty'
Date: 23rd May 2007
One in four children in Scotland live in poverty, according to a report from a leading children's charity. ...more

Office of the Third Sector appoints four Deputy Directors
Cabinet Office
Date: 22nd May 2007
Campbell Robb, Director-General of the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) in the Cabinet Office, today appointed four Deputy Directors - all of whom bring a wealth of experience and expertise into their newly created roles. ...more

Unclaimed assets distribution mechanism: a consultation
HM Treasury
Date: 20th May 2007
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Ed Balls, and the Minister for the Third Sector, Ed Miliband, have jointly launched a second consultation document on the development of a UK unclaimed assets scheme...more

Grass roots ticket service grows first million
xPRESS Digest
Date: 16th May 2007
The Booth, the online ticketing service set up in 2005 to serve the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, has sold its first million pounds worth of tickets on behalf of cultural groups and organisations. ...more

Yes Vote on Cultybraggan
Comrie Development Trust
Date: 15th May 2007
Villagers have been celebrating a massive yes vote to proceed with plans to buy Cultybraggan Army Camp. The community is now awaiting news on Thursday of their latest funding application to the Big Lottery. ...more

Social enterprises to get Fairtrade-style kite-mark
Helen Warrell
Date: 10th May 2007
A pilot project to develop a Fairtrade-type kite-mark and trade association for social enterprises has been started in the south-west of England....more

Anglers’ river bid could flounder
Date: 10th May 2007
Hopes that anglers on the River Ugie in Aberdeenshire could become the first community in the country to buy-out their local river are fading. ...more

POW camp sale backers stage party
Date: 10th May 2007
Villagers who want to buy a former World War II camp under right-to-buy legislation have organised a street party to gain vital local support. ...more

Third sector children’s services in cash crisis
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 8th May 2007
More than two-thirds of voluntary bodies that deliver services for vulnerable children and young people have had their public funding cut over the last year, a report says. ...more

EC directive will not hit credit unions
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 5th May 2007
Credit unions in the UK have escaped costly new regulations on their services after a decision in the European Parliament last week. ...more

What is your Enterprising Solution?
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 3rd May 2007
The Social Enterprise Coalition is once again looking for the UK's most dynamic and innovative social enterprises, with the launch of the Enterprising Solutions Awards 2007. ...more

Housing sector calls to double new builds
Robert Boddy
Date: 3rd May 2007
Scotland's newly elected parliament is being urged to help double the number of new homes built over the next decade. ...more

Part-time Post Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 2nd May 2007
Glasgow Caledonian University are developing a new part-time programme in Social Enterprise...more

Banks must stop penalising poorest customers
Date: 2nd May 2007
The National Housing Federation has called on banks to scrap excessive default charges for low income customers who use Basic Bank Accounts. The average charge is £34 for going a penny overdrawn. ...more
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