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The Coalition Christmas Webpage
Date: 31st Oct 2008

Delivered courtesy of Forth Sector, the site will be going live on Saturday, November 1^st , providing free advertising for gifts and vouchers offered by  twelve social enterprises drawn from across Scotland.  It would be great if you could support this new Coalition venture.


Social Enterprise Venues
Date: 31st Oct 2008
See full list of social enterprise venues ...more

Good gifts this Christmas
Date: 28th Oct 2008
Buy from Scotland's social enterprises
and have yourself a good Scottish Christmas

Fairness, equality and opportunity
Mark Smith, The Herlad
Date: 23rd Oct 2008
A believer in fate might have foreseen that one day Eunice Lancaster would find herself in this most unlikely of professions - banker to the unbankable. ...more

Community Energy Scotland
Date: 22nd Oct 2008
CES are an independent Scottish Charity, actively supporting and funding community groups throughout Scotland to develop sustainable energy projects. ...more

Scottish Government accused of ‘lethargy’ over empowerment
new start
Date: 16th Oct 2008
Third sector leaders have accused the Scottish Government of being lethargic about community empowerment, claiming ministers would rather people were ‘passive and compliant’....more

Day of the minnow
Patrick Butler, The Guardian
Date: 15th Oct 2008
Triodos lends only to organisations that create positive social and environmental value. Successful and sustainable banking is about far more than fat profits and bonuses, its UK head tells Patrick Butler...more

The Ecology Centre Wins Big Lottery's Primetime Programme
The Ecology Centre
Date: 10th Oct 2008
Having made it through to the final three in Central Scotland and Fife area, The Ecology Centre were proud to announce that their Environ-Mentors project topped the viewers' poll...more

Picking up the pieces of a world in financial meltdown
Stephen maxwell, TfN
Date: 7th Oct 2008
There’s really nothing else to write about. Usually when international events dominate the media most voluntary organisations can turn their backs and get on with the job in hand. Not with the collapse of world financial markets. Although voluntary organisations may appear to operate in a different universe from sub prime mortgages and securitised collateral they are even now beginning to feel the shock waves of the implosion of Wall Street and the upheaval in European markets....more

Community Allowance
CREATE Consortium
Date: 3rd Oct 2008
The CREATE Consortium is proposing that Government establish the Community Allowance in the UK benefits system to enable people to get out of the benefits trap and to enable communities to regenerate....more

Welfare Reform, No one written off consultation
Department for Work and Pensions
Date: 3rd Oct 2008
Welfare Reform, No one written off consultation – get involved ...more

Community Allowance
Date: 3rd Oct 2008
Community Allowance Briefing – September 2008...more
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