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Birthday Issue
The Big Issue
Date: 16th Sep 2009
Happy 18th birthday to The Big Issue! Celebrating 18 amazing years spent helping the homeless to help themselves.

2014 children’s orchards plan bears fruit
Rob Edwards, The Herald
Date: 16th Sep 2009
A fruit tree in every street....more

Social Enterprise Identifier

Date: 16th Sep 2009
At a meeting on 10 September, the Social Enterprise Identifier Steering Group came to a unanimous consensus to continue to develop a brand identity for social enterprise. ...more

Third Sector Enterprise Fund

Date: 16th Sep 2009
Summary of Approvals to Date...more

Change the direction of travel – invest in community led regeneration

Date: 16th Sep 2009
The consultation being led by Scottish Government on how Scotland’s share of the dormant bank accounts should be spent and the associated the debate that is has stimulated across the Third Sector is to be welcomed...more

Empowerment Action Plan lacks momentum
Date: 9th Sep 2009
Six months have passed since the Scottish Government’s launched its Community Empowerment Action Plan.  At the time, the Minister said that Plan should be seen as the first step in a journey.  LPL has identified 6 key areas where further action is required....more

Credit Union and Post Office – a perfect fit

Date: 9th Sep 2009
THE future of a Glasgow Post Office - and 14 jobs - has been secured thanks to a new partnership....more

Public Social Partnerships

Date: 9th Sep 2009
Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) are an innovative approach to public service delivery, involving enterprising third sector organisations. ...more

Social Entreprenurs across Scotland benefit from latest awards
Date: 9th Sep 2009
A new IT application to help raise the profiles of charities, a green map to promote environmental businesses in Edinburgh, an initiative to provide second hand work wear to young people on low incomes, a carpet recycling scheme, and a school bicycle repair enterprise are amongst 14 awards made to individuals worth over £50,000. ...more

Climate Challenge Fund Awards, Round 5
The Scottish Government
Date: 3rd Sep 2009
Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Richard Lochhead announced on January 15, 2009 the award of a total of £4,376,541 to 24 projects in the third round of grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund, to help Scotland play a leading role in the international fight against climate change. ...more

Learn Together Survey'09
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 3rd Sep 2009
Findings from the SIS 'Learn Together 09' customer survey show a positive outlook amongst respondents in a number of ways. It ...more

Over £1.2m earmarked for social enterprises in latest awards from Social Investment Fund
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 3rd Sep 2009

Spartans Community Academy and Calman Trust the latest beneficiaries of £30m Fund


Community Allowance Pilot Partners
Community Matters
Date: 3rd Sep 2009
The CREATE Consortium is looking for 3 community organisations to become partners in a Community Allowance pilot programme that we hope will start in April 2010. ...more

Social Enterprise Business Models Conference
Date: 3rd Sep 2009
On Wednesday September 2nd the International Social Enterprise Business Models Conference – Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships was held in the Radisson SAS, Glasgow....more
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