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WRAP appoints new Director for Scotland
Date: 29th May 2008
WRAP has appointed Iain Gulland as its new Director for Scotland to help deliver the country's ambitious recycling and waste reduction targets. These underpin the Scottish Government's ambition for a Zero Waste Scotland. ...more

Dormant Bank Accounts
Scottish Government
Date: 22nd May 2008
The Scottish Government has begun its consultation process on the priorities for deploying the funds to be collected from Dormant Bank Accounts.  The sums available may be as much as £40 million in the first year and about £4 million year on year thereafter. ...more

Scots renewal impasse 'could run on for months'
Allister Hayman, R&R
Date: 22nd May 2008
Scotland's shake-up of local regeneration is mired in a dispute between the country's economic development agency and its town halls that could drag on for months, Regeneration & Renewal has learned. ...more

New investment fund needed to create gobal fund
Stephen Maxwell, TFN
Date: 22nd May 2008
Last year Yale University's Endowment scheme enjoyed a 28 per cent rate of return, taking the total value of the endowment to a cool $22.5bn. The endowment now generates a revenue of over $800m a year for the university. ...more

Charity bank imveils new service for the sector - and a new look
Charity Bank
Date: 22nd May 2008
Charity Bank launched a new look, with an aim to more strongly communicate the campaigning ethos and values of the organisation, at its AGM today (Wednesday 21 May) held during the UK’s first National Ethical Investment Week....more

Unlocking poor neighborhoods
Scottish Government
Date: 22nd May 2008
Does the benefits system stop your organisation from paying people to do part time or sessional work in your community? ...more

DTAS Conference
Date: 22nd May 2008
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, has now confirmed as one of the Keynote Speakers at the DTA Scotland Annual Conference “In Business for Good” on the 15/16th June in St Andrews....more

English Community Empowerment Bill
Emma Waddingham, Local Gov
Date: 22nd May 2008
Three new community empowerment measures to ‘right the wrongs’. ...more

Blueprint is launched for a revolution in crofting
David Ross
Date: 15th May 2008
A new report on crofting has put forward "radical ideas" for its future, including the abolition of the body which oversees the industry....more

GHA ‘inflating prices of homes by up to £500m’
Marianne Taylor, Evening News
Date: 15th May 2008
FINANCE experts have accused GHA of exaggerating the value of its homes - by up to £500million. ...more

Celebrating Social Enterprise & the private sector
Date: 15th May 2008
Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Sustainable Growth John Swinney will attend a glittering Scottish Council for the Development of Industry Influencers’ Dinner at Edinburgh’s SAS Radisson hotel on May 21^st to celebrate how Social Enterprise works innovatively with the private sector. ...more

Scotland Rural Development Programme
Rural Community Gateway
Date: 15th May 2008
The Scotland Rural Development Programme is a £1.6 billion programme of economic, environmental and social measures designed to develop rural Scotland over the next seven years. ...more

Fully Funded Learning for the Higlhands and Islands
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 9th May 2008
Thanks to an ESF (European Social Fund) grant which is being matched by the Scottish Government and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the Social Enterprise Academy can now offer fully funded leadership and management programmes and modules to those employed by social enterprises based in the Highlands & Islands....more

Government to help gauge social return on investment
Charity Finance
Date: 8th May 2008
The government has announced it is to carry out a programme of work to help standardise and improve how social return on investment is measured. ...more

Call for social investment tax reliefs
Date: 8th May 2008
The government should provide new tax reliefs to encourage greater investment in businesses which benefit society, an expert has claimed....more

Nothing stops a jail sentence like a job
Community Care
Date: 8th May 2008
The Big Interview: Graham Bell - Kibble Education and Care Centre ...more

One Plus: One Parent Families
Date: 8th May 2008

Report from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator under section 33 of the
Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005


Good Deals! Social investment conference on May 6th
Office of the Third Sector
Date: 8th May 2008
Billionaire venture capitalist Sir Tom Hunter is to be a keynote speaker at the UK’s first annual social investment conference, ‘Good Deals’, in London on Tuesday 6th May. ...more

Susan Deacon appointed Professor of Social Change at Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University
Date: 1st May 2008
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,has appointed Susan Deacon as Professor of Social Change. The former Minister and MSP will take up the position on 16 April....more

Some arts companies could exit stage
The Herald
Date: 1st May 2008
While more than 60 artistic companies will benefit from a share of nearly £7m in the latest round of Scottish Arts Council (SAC) funding, more than 40 others will lose out. ...more

Joint Commitment to Community Empowerment
Date: 1st May 2008
We are delighted that for the first time in Scotland, central and local government are making an explicit joint commitment to helping local people to play their full part in making Scotland flourish.  ...more
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