Permanent capital’ provides investment to social enterprises and charities wanting to scale up
Clare Goff, Author at NewStart
Each borough needs a financial inclusion strategy, and local authorities should work more closely together to share information and good practice.
A ‘confused and cluttered’ policy environment, opaque decision-making and a mismatch between the economic priorities of the Scottish government and Westminster.
‘Annual reminder of how broken the system of local government finance is.’
‘Austerity presents opportunities for community businesses to step into the gap left by the public sector’.
The Surf awards celebrate community-led regeneration in Scotland and this year included a housing category for the first time
The first grants and equity investments will be available from early 2018.
Creating a better evidence base and seeking out ‘unusual friends’ are two ways to transform tired towns.
It is those on the frontline of communities – in local councils and social organisations – that are increasingly coming up with the solutions needed to deep-seated problems.
Public policies tend to focus on either rural areas or cities, or on the needs of communities in general.