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Charities ‘should look at private sector partners'
Third Sector magazine
Date: 30th Sep 2005
CBI representative emphashises 'need to look beyond relationships solely with government'....more

Charity shop map for Edinburgh
Indira Das-Gupta
Date: 30th Sep 2005
New map will also outline the kind of donations each shop wants to receive. ...more

Go ahead for regeneration scheme in Argyll and Bute
Date: 30th Sep 2005
Three year plan gets go ahead for itiatives to improve the lives of people in disadvantaged communities....more

One in nine of city population ‘living in poverty' says study
Gareth Edwards
Date: 30th Sep 2005
More than 50,000 people in Edinburgh are living in poverty and relying on benefits, new figures reveal. ...more

Funding for Scotland's canals
Scottish Executive
Date: 30th Sep 2005
£3m to aid projects including improvement of locks, renovation of swing bridge, and outdoors activity centre at Falkirk....more

Transatlantic Trade Benefits Scottish Furniture Charities
Community Recycling Network for Scotland
Date: 29th Sep 2005
Trading deal between furniture charities in Scotland and a not-for-profit organisation in Oregon in the USA generates thousands of pounds. ...more

New team to explore community land rights
Planning Resource
Date: 28th Sep 2005
Officials are exploring how a Scottish-style right for local communities to buy land could be introduced in England. ...more

Charities to get trading freedom
Richard Garlick
Date: 26th Sep 2005
Rules governing community interest companies (CICs) will let charities set up trading subsidiaries, sell shares in them to external investors and pay directors...more

Additional funds for successful energy scheme
Scottish Executive
Date: 25th Sep 2005
'Growing success of scheme' for small scale renewables projects means demand for householder grants has already outstripped budget. ...more

Ex-mining areas 'still deprived'
Date: 24th Sep 2005
People living in former mining areas are more likely to be unemployed or on low incomes than people elsewhere in Scotland, says new report. ...more

Urban role for Scottish Land Fund?
Joey Gardiner
Date: 24th Sep 2005
Big Lottery Fund proposes widening of involvement to Scottish Executive...more

Shared equity scheme helps home buyers
Planning magazine
Date: 24th Sep 2005
Executive's Homestake plan lets people buy between 60 and 80 per cent of their home, with the rest being held by a housing association....more

Cultural Commission report published
Date: 22nd Sep 2005
Commission emphasises concept of cultural rights and entitlements, and recommends more links with the community planning process....more

Scotland to focus on school standards in poorer areas
Polly Curtis
Date: 21st Sep 2005
Possibilty of extra funding as new research highlights link between poverty and low educational attainment in Scotland....more

Executive launches crofting initiative
Planning Resource
Date: 19th Sep 2005
The amount of land available for affordable housing in the Highlands and Islands is to be increased....more

Third sector funding is in crisis, says survey
Regeneration and Renewal
Date: 16th Sep 2005
Funding regime is 'too complex and bureaucratic', threatening jobs and jeopardising service provision ...more

Development trusts' assets on rise
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 16th Sep 2005
Growth of 49% among members surveyed, as 'a lot of deals are finally coming to fruition.' ...more

Society’s ills will only worsen, trusts told
Mathew Little
Date: 16th Sep 2005
Former policy adviser to Tony Blair warns trusts and foundations to expect "more problems arriving on their desk"....more

Communities urged to stand up for their rights in planning
FOE Scotland; Planning magazine
Date: 16th Sep 2005
Building sector welcomes proposed reforms in White Paper - which Environmental group labels 'a missed opportunity'. ...more

Blunkett tells EU to learn from UK's job creation plans
Patrick Wintour
Date: 15th Sep 2005

New green paper to offer a 'something-for-something' agenda to help people out of economic inactivity.


Positive Images of Asylum Award
The Herald Magazine
Date: 14th Sep 2005
Winners announced for Amnesty International Scottish Media Awards ...more

Social enterprise can help regenerate former coalfield communities, says Minister
Newsroom Daily Digest
Date: 8th Sep 2005
Welsh Regeneration Minister Huw Lewis stresses the vital role that social enterprises can play in regenerating former coalfield areas....more

Charity Bank makes extra £25m available
Mathew Little
Date: 8th Sep 2005
Charity Bank last week  announced it had another £25m available for New Orleans. This is a result of a significant increase in its deposits. ...more
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