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Correspondence of John Pearce regarding investment funds and setting up the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Community property investment funds; ethical investment funds: commmunity enterprise investment funds
  • Letters and notes regarding meetings of the Community Enterprise Investment Fund Working Party
  • Correspondence with Strathclyde Regional Council (SRC) and its superannuation scheme; the Co-operative Union Ltd regarding co-operative principles
  • Information and correspondence on investment funds to/from ICOF; Mercury Provident; Co-operative Enterprise Loan Trust, Auckland, New Zealand; The Centre for Employment Initiatives Ltd; Co-operative Venture Capital (Scotland) Ltd; Traidcraft shares; Inverclyde Investment Fund Group; Kermase Wholefood Collective Ltd 1988 loan stock issue
  • Projected results for SCEIF from 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1998
  • Paper presented at the International Commonwealth Conference on Local Economic Development, 'Local employment initiatives, Grameen Bank's experience'
  • CEI presentation notes, 'Development finance in the UK'
  • Strathclyde Community Business loan fund

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 2 folders of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • SCEIF documents including draft memorandum and articles of association; project proposal; projected cash flow, profit and loss account and balance sheet for 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1998, launch; marketing; nominations for Directors
  • Correspondence and minutes for the Investment Fund Working Party meetings
  • Information on ethical investment and loans funds for the Co-operative Bank; Friends' Provident Stewardship Unit Trust; Ecology Building Society; Traidcraft; ICOF; Institute for Community Economic revolving loan fund; Toptier interest account; St Andrew Share; Mercury Provident
  • Letters to/from organisations regarding investment and support for SCEIF including Development Units, CBS members; Possil Community Business; Strathclyde Community Business; Strathclyde Regional Council; City of Glasgow Council; Co-operative Wholesale Society; Comic Relief; Highlands and Islands Development Board; Scottish Development Agency; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK branch; Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd; Wester Hailes Enterprises Ltd; Community Enterprise Support Unit; Community Architecture (Scotland) Ltd; Fife Regional Council
  • Correspondence regarding meeting with Scottish Office officials

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letters from organisations and individuals in response to requests for investment in SCEIF (part removed for data protection)
  • Financial information including report on launch budget vs actual income/expenditure; investor's cheques deposited
  • Analysis by amount and region of share applications no. 173-235
  • Letter from Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS) regarding their directory of alternative investments
  • Correspondence regarding district councils investment in SCEIF
  • ICOF briefing on 'Attracting social investors'
  • Photocopy of leaflet for the International Federation of Alternative Trade (IFAT)
  • Discussion paper for SCEIF Directors on 'Policy and procedure re. making loans'
  • Correspondence with SCEIF's solicitors regarding policy and procedures for making loans
  • Scottish Development Department circular on the 'Acquisition of land compensation rate of interest after entry'
  • Letters regarding absence of women on the SCEIF Board
  • SCEIF prospectus containing photocopy of the SCEIF certificate of incorporation; letters from August 1989 and AV presentation notes from the SCEIF launch event; handwritten income and expenditure sheets for October 1989 to March 1990
    -Letters regarding invitations to apply for loans, including SCEIF information sheet 'Information for loan applicants' and 'Enterprise News: Journal of the Scottish financial community', no.17, December/January 1989-1990

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Letter with minutes of the meeting of the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE); report on 'Method of examination of creditworthness' by Netwerk Vlaanderen; and details of membership fees
  • Correspondence regarding contributions to SCEIF from organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland Group; and Kirkcaldy District Council
  • Correspondence with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation regarding an update on SCEIF progress following the launch
  • Copy of article 'Scots invest in enterprise' from "Employment matters", vol 1 no. 5, August 1990
  • Photocopy of handwritten presentation 'Alternative ways of raising investment funds'
  • Letter to the NM Conscience Fund regarding SCEIF
  • Letters regarding SCEIF Directors' meetings and Directors' declaration of interest
  • Letter from INAISE with programme for Alternative money seminar in Copenhagen on 17-22 September 1990
  • Letter to prospective loan applicant, Milton Unemployed Workers' Centre
  • Letters regarding SCEIF audit by Stoy Hayward, Accountants and copy of the draft Directors' report and financial statements for 1989/90
  • Information sheet on SCEIF for loan applicants

Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

This file contains 1 folder of documents on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • Agenda and papers for SCEIF Directors' meeting on 8 January 1992 including -- management accounts to 31 December 1991 -- paper on Board membership -- list of Board members and contact details -- appraisal of Pulpability recycling venture application for SCEIF loan -- minutes of the board meeting of 27 November 1991
  • Letter with Information sheets on the BT Community Venture Fund, 'Future Start'
  • Photocopy of ICOF three year plan 'Business plan - share issue'
  • Mercury Provident pamphlet, 'List of projects', September 1990
  • Letter regarding Capital Strategies, established to arrange employee buyouts and provide advice to employee-owned firms
  • Letters regarding SCEIF Directors' meetings
  • Flyer for and handwritten notes by John Pearce on the 'UK Social Investment Forum' seminar on 21 January 1992 and letter regarding organising a seminar in Scotland
  • Booking form for UK Social Investment Forum
    Leaflet by the Ethical Investors Group, 'A guide to socially responsible investment'
  • Draft outline of SCEIF loan procedure with annotations
  • Appraisal of loan application form
  • Photocopy of SCEIF application form for a community business loan
  • Loan amortization tables
  • Photocopy of handwritten appraisal of loan form for Edinburgh Community Trust (part removed for data protection)
  • Outline proposal to establish a SCEIF small loans scheme
  • Annotated agenda for the SCEIF Directors' meeting on 18 March 1892
  • Letter of invitation with programmes for the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE) meetings on 22 and 23 May 1992 in Paris
  • South Shore Bank newsletter for development deposits, 'Targeted investment', November/December 1991, vol 6 no.3 and March/April, vol 7, no. 1
  • CBS Group circular regarding training session on 'Business plan appraisal' on 26 August 1992
  • Circular from SCEIF regarding SCEIF-FLEXABILITY
  • Letter to Needleworks Enterprises Ltd regarding repayment of loan
  • Papers for SCEIF AGM on 18 November 1992 including -- Directors' report and financial statements for year ended 31 March 1992 -- analysis of shareholders -- Chairman's statement
  • Correspondence regarding John Pearce's resignation from the SCEIF Board of Directors, 21 December 1992 and 8 March 1993

Newspaper cuttings and press information sheets on SCEIF and community investment

This file contains 1 folder of articles on a range of topics including the following examples:

  • St Michael's (Buckhaven) Agency Ltd and regeneration of the fishing village, 22 April 1989
  • West Calder Workspace and community business,
  • Pre-launch articles from Scottish newspapers about SCEIF, job creation, benefits of community enterprise
  • Adverts for SCEIF, August 1989 - September 1989
  • Newsletter of the Co-operative Development Agency (CDA), 'Coop Developer', issue 16, Autumn 1989, containing article about SCEIF
  • The Planning Exchange Local Economic Development Information Service (LEDIS) newsletter, September 1989, containing article about SCEIF, and leaflet about LEDIS
  • SCEIF press information sheets, 'New fund to help Scotland's poor economies'; Arnold Clark to purchase first shares in Community Enterprise Investment Fund'; with sheet detailing regional launches of SCEIF and programme for the launch event in Glasgow on 26 September 1989
  • 'New Economics', issue 11, Autumn 1989, containing article about SCEIF
  • 'Daily Express', 29 September 1989, newspaper containing full-page SCEIF advert
  • Handwritten list of television and radio programmes and stations
  • SCEIF advert for Community enterprise week 3-10 March 1990
  • Photocopy of SCEIF article from 'Employment matters', vol 1 no. 5, August 1990

SECS Committee meeting papers including discussion of phase 1

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • List of Committee members, 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 23 August 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 13 November 2018
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 8 March 2019
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 7 June 2019 and two samples of comics produced by Magic Torch Comics
  • Update for cancelled September 2019 meeting
  • Agenda and note of the meeting on 6 December 2019

The SECS Committee was set up with members from Glasgow Caledonian University's (GCU) Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health; the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care (GCU and University of Strathclyde); and Community Enterprise in Scotland. The Committee met four times a year to discuss all activities relating to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), of which the Scottish Government funded project was one strand. Regular agenda items include cataloguing and preservation work; discussions around donations of material to the Archive Centre; social media outputs; oral history interviews; exhibitions, events and workshops planned and completed; John Pearce Memorial Lecture; funding; committee membership.

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