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Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition to step down in October 2009
Jonathan Bland, Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 29th May 2009
After six very successful years leading the Social Enterprise Coalition, Jonathan Bland is stepping down at the end of October to relocate his family to Finland and to pursue new opportunities both here in the UK and in rest of Europe. ...more

Funding boost keeps projects on right course
Stephen Naysmith, The Herald
Date: 28th May 2009
A social business which offers community groups the chance to build flat-pack canoes and hire a barge on the Union Canal in Edinburgh has been granted nearly a quarter of a million pounds from the new Scottish Investment Fund. ...more

Survey: How well does the public sector serve your organisation?
Local People Leading
Date: 28th May 2009
LPL want to find out how well the public sector in Scotland is serving the needs of your organisation. To do this LPL want to hear about the ambitions of your organisation, about your experiences of local statutory bodies*, and about your ability to work with the public sector to make a positive difference locally....more

Community bodies miss out on jobs funding
Allister Hayman, Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 28th May 2009
Town halls have on average handed less than a fifth of their allocations of the Government's flagship worklessness fund to community bodies despite ministers saying the fund would be community-led....more

Fundraising Challenge
Big Issue Foundation Scotland
Date: 28th May 2009
Big Issue Foundation Scotland (BIFS) has organised a fundraising challenge of a lifetime, a 100km trek across the Sahara desert....more

Sector split on community reinvestment laws
Henry Palmer, Social Enterprise Magazine
Date: 22nd May 2009
Groups campaigning for increased lending in marginalised communities have split over whether tough new banking laws should be introduced, it has emerged ahead of the launch of a Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) campaign....more

Sector set to create thousands of jobs
Susan Smith, TfN
Date: 20th May 2009
Scottish voluntary organisations are set to provide 7,500 new jobs over the next 18 months in a bid to tackle unemployment during the recession. ...more

Scottish Government Current Programme for Third Sector Research
Scottish Government
Date: 20th May 2009
Scottish Government has either commissioned or is about to commission a number of pieces of related research...more

Responses to Legal Services Survey
Date: 20th May 2009
Responses to Q.20 on Legal Services Questionnaire...more

Scots ethical bank 'in two years', pledges former HBOS executive
Nathalie Thomas, Scotland on Sunday
Date: 19th May 2009
PLANS are under way to set up an ethical investment bank in Scotland, for social businesses such as the Big Issue....more

Community Reinvestment
Toby Blume, Urban Forum
Date: 14th May 2009
Community Reinvestment: people-centred finance for the 21st century ...more

Social Enterprise Summit
Date: 14th May 2009
The Social Enterprise Summit held on Tuesday (12th May) involved senior government ministers, including Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Cabinet Office minister Liam Byrne. ...more

EVH recruitment services
Date: 14th May 2009
Senscot's Jobs` page will now include a link to the Employers in Voluntary Housing’s (EVH) Recruitment Service....more

New Staff at Firstport and The Melting Pot
Firstport and The Melting Pot
Date: 13th May 2009
After 2 months of searching, The Melting Pot has finally selected 3 new staff to join their growing organisation and The Firstport team continues to grow. ...more

Civil societies could learn more from its elders
Stephen Maxwell, TfN
Date: 12th May 2009
If the distinction between old and new civil society has any validity then the Church of Scotland and the STUC are indisputably part of old civil society. ...more

VAS maps future at first meeting
Date: 12th May 2009
VOLUNTARY Action Scotland, the new national body for Councils of Voluntary Service in Scotland (CVSs), has held its inaugural meeting. ...more

Making the most of social capital
Assist Social Capital
Date: 8th May 2009
Colin Campbell, executive director of Assist Social Capital, is shouting from the rooftops about how grassroots initiatives can utilise their own social capital. ...more

Fans turn to the web in bid to buy, rescue and run club
Phil Johnson, The Scotsman
Date: 7th May 2009
Stirling Albion became the first Scottish club to install an artificial pitch in 1987. Now, under a novel and ambitious scheme using the power of the web, supporters hope to make it the first senior club in the UK to be 100 per cent owned and run by the fans. It's either that, they say, or the club faces closure....more

As fresh humiliation closes in, Brown can forge a triumph
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
Date: 7th May 2009
Post Office privatisation faces a massive revolt in the Commons. A new not-for-profit model should be seized with gratitude ...more

Public sector and social enterprise Churchill Fellowship report
Joanne McNeil
Date: 7th May 2009
To study how the public sector can support growth and sustainability in social enterprise activity....more

Betty Stevenson, Obituary
The Herald
Date: 7th May 2009
Betty Stevenson, who has died aged 75 after a long illness, helped thousands of families through her tireless work campaigning for better housing in Glasgow....more
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