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Community business news, issue 9

Issue 9 content:

  • EEC action, backing community business
  • LEAP extended again, a further 6 month extension
  • Publications
  • Business opportunity horizons, LEAP preliminary study into work done by or for Local Authorities which could be won by community businesses
  • What a good idea!, Work and Wellbeing experiment in the Netherlands to release employed people to do work in the community 1-2 days a week
  • Dumfries seminar, to discuss the potential for community business and local economic development
  • Seminar in Nuremberg looking at ways in which government policies can be changed to provide support for local employment inititatives
  • Value for money, cost-effectiveness of community-based economic development looking at Garthamlock Shops and Community Workspace in Easterhouse
  • The Co-operative Union: an outline,
  • West Calder Workspace, now launched
  • An industrial goodwill in Whitburn, study investigating a project to recycle donated industrial/commercial office equipment for resale to community groups and charities
  • News from Wales, on new community initiatives including Cantref Teifi, Trosol, Hen Gapel and the role of Antur Teifi as a community entrepreneur
  • Little Pockets of Hope: the story of Govan Workspace, case study about to be published
  • Strathclyde Federation of Community Businesses, inaugral meeting
  • Market studies, of community businesses in Strathclyde, funded by LEAP
  • Community contracting, research project sponsored by Scottish Office to look at setting up community contracting schemes in Scotland
  • New policies for old problems, conference looking at ways to tackle unemployment
  • CBS Board, elections
  • CBS office move
  • George Burt retires, as CBS convenor and Board member

Community business news, issue 11

Issue 11 content:

  • Social and employment strategy, looking at the strategy in Strathclyde and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Publications
  • Base means business! on the Bathgate Area Support for Enterprise Company, West Lothian
  • The SDA and community business, on the remit of the Scottish Development Agency
  • Flagstone Enterprises
  • Stathclyde Community Business Ltd, its role
  • Development funding, available from Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knock, knock, who's there?, the core staff team at Stathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knitting scheme continued, training in machine and hand knitting and sewing run by the Local Enterprise Advisory Project
  • Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd, projects at the Glasgow East End agency
  • The Strathclyde Federation, the Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses
  • The give and take of Central Government, on urban aid funding
  • Fighting unemployment in Maryhill, on Maryhill community business, Many Hands
  • Ad Hoc Crafts, community group in Ayr
  • The private sector commitment, aims of ScotBIC, Scottish Business in the Community, and its partnerships
  • Home production and home work, seminar on the Scottish experience
  • Energy efficiency and community business, Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action - Glasgow project
  • Co-operative information exchange, conference in October
  • Community business directory
  • Membership subscriptions 1984/85

Community business news, issue 12

Issue 12 content:

  • 4th convention of Community Business Scotland, programme
  • Community business directory 1984
  • Publications
  • Community Business Lothian, new worker
  • West Calder Workspace, objectives and key dates
  • New address for CB News
  • Tax and community enterprises, Inland Revenue position on charity and relief of the unemployed
  • What's new in Central region, Bo'ness Developments; Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE)
  • Information exchange, 5 October 1984
  • Seconds out....Round 10! Seminar on 'Alternatives to unemployment' in Aberdeen

Community business news, issue 14

Issue 14 content:

  • A clean break for Garscube!, on Garscube Community business, Glasgow, first community business laundrette in Scotland
  • Open for business, Poldrait Road Markings; Denny ECG's 'Creations' shop
  • Grampian backs community business, support from Grampian Regional Council
  • Gulbenkian helps CBS, funding for development work in Fife and Tayside
  • Community Business Tayside formed
  • The 'community' in community business, community co-operatives
  • Barnsley Enterprise Centre
  • Strathclyde colour supplement: economic trends; seminar programme; start your own business course; knitting together; ADHOC Crafts' Co-op '85 trade fair
  • Community Business Manifesto '85
  • CBS Board of Management
  • Did you miss the environment Ark? Channel 4 series
  • A role for adult education, SABEU conference
  • Community business pack, booklets series
  • Community business directory
  • Rural developments
  • CB on TV
  • CB at STUC
  • CBS goes on the attack, with Manifesto '85
    -CBS needs you!, membership information

Community business news, issue 16

Issue 16 content:

  • It's ACE in the Highlands and Islands, new association, ACE-HI
  • Community business in London
  • Appropriate education for local economic development
  • Community enterprise, what is it?
  • BP to fund training programme
  • Worthington addresses international conference, International New Towns Association (INTA) conference in Glasgow
  • Urban Programme conditions
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd: Govan Workspace newsbrief; Bute Enterprises; Garnock Workspace news; Self-employment - can we help?, the Enterprise Development and Advisory Project
  • Convention '85
  • Credit Unions and CB's
  • Model legal structures
  • Marketing manual
  • Focus on Lothian KICC start!, Knightsridge Initiative Co-ordinating Committee, community programme in Livingston
  • Livingston Mill Farm
  • West Lothian Forum of community and Co-operative Enterprises
  • Clatt the what? Aberdeenshire community business tearoom and craft shop opened
  • Publications
  • CBS corporate plan 1986-89

CB news, issue 24

Issue 24 content:

  • CB-UK national network being set up
  • Lessons from down under, re-discovering community business in Western Australia
  • Development unit news: hello from Tayside's Community Enterprise Support Team; moving forward with Community Enterprise Lothian (CEL); Shirley Grant takes the chair of ACE-HI; Central Region's new Community Enterprise Support Unit
  • Strathclyde news: community business dinner in Glasgow; Strathclyde Credit Union Development Agency; Prince Charles opens Greater Easterhouse Business Centre and War Road Business Centre; training programme; community business team for Easterhouse; Convention '87 report: setting our sights higher; community enterprise the next ten years; summary of the 1987 convention; Happy birthday Theatre Seanachaidh; Possil goes full steam ahead, Possil Community Business; Goodwood Designs, project of Port Glasgow Association of Tenants Groups Ltd; SCB's Manpower Services Commission Agency for enterprise projects; development funding
  • National news: making and selling news, community newsagents
  • Credit unions, truth in lending with no hidden cost: Greenock East Credit Union
  • News from Co-op movement: Scottish Co-operative Forum; Co-op Development Agency for Edinburgh opens
  • Craigsfarm update
  • Solway Community Business - filling the gap
  • Publications
  • Ecumenical Development Co-operative Society investment bank
  • Big plans for the News, with full-time Editor

CB news, issue 25

Issue 25 content:

  • Cavalry comics and conferences!, Government launched urban development programme by way of glossy comics and press conferences instead of expected white paper
  • National community business steering group elected
  • A tremendous tonic: CBI visit to Govan Workspace
  • Training for employment, new Government white paper
  • Jobs for Raploch, Raploch Community Enterprises Ltd, Stirling, progress
  • Scottish Development Agency: out of step?
  • Action for Jobs (again!), lunch in Glasgow
  • Success breeds success, Quintin Perry's personal reflections of his association with the community business movement
  • CB News celebrates silver jubilee
  • Strathclyde news: training packs; trainee managers programme; the five stages in setting up a community business; training for community workers; 'the boys done terrific!' SCB five-a-side team; development funding
  • Communities at work: the contribution of community business, summary of the report by the Training and Employment Resource Unit (TERU), Glasgow University
  • Ethical investment
  • Local authorities and community enterprise: how community business can be used as part of a local economic development strategy
  • Community work and community business: some sources of ambivalence - nine propositions
  • News from the Co-op Movement: Bannockburn workers take initiative over privatisation at Bannockburn Bus Depot; national network of local CDA's conference '88; Coventry conference; food co-ops seminar
  • Credit union news
  • Community enterprise in Shropshire
  • Publications

CB news, issue 30

Issue 30 content:

  • Convention 89, more participation planned
  • Telethon funding aids project for Little Hulton Community Enterprise
  • UK councils asked for support, conference addresses relationship between local authorities and community enterprise
  • Wester Hailes in recycling bid, on Wester Hailes Enterprises Ltd (WHEL)
  • Social audit, the next stage
  • Community business, what it does for the Philippines
  • Free market broadcasting, a costly business
  • Easterhouse on the air, community radio station licence for Citizens Band Radio group
  • Old Town and South Side News, Edinburgh newspaper relaunched as a community business
  • NFCF, City farms and Community Gardens new publication 'City Farmer'
  • 'New Consumer' pilot issue magazine
  • CBS responds to Scottish Enterprise white paper
  • I am a local resident, poem from "The collected inspiration of Betty Kellock"
  • Project moves on!, Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF) plans
  • Office basics, learning the hard way: Children's Scrapstore, Bristol: Bristol and Avon Community Enterprise Conference
  • What's in a name?, Closure of Via, community knitwear business
  • Training scheme axed by EEC, the Vocational Training Programme run by Strathclyde Community Business
  • Pop festival contract for Possil Community Business security company, Allander Security
  • It's our city! community business projects reaching the finals of BBC's competition
  • Viewdata, Strathclyde Community Viewdata (SCV) community information terminals
  • New appointment for Duncan McTavish at Renfrew Development Company
  • Private sector in training proposals, report on the St George's House Training Initiative
  • 1988 survey of worker co-operatives summary report
  • UK network of community enterprise

CB news, issue 31

Issue 31 content:

  • Convention details announced, Make it in Livingston
  • New CB for Edinburgh, Bingham Enterprise Ltd
  • Churches link up, seminar organised by Linking-up to look at involvement of churches in local economic development
  • West Calder wins award, West Calder Workspace wins Times/IBA award for community enterprise
  • Sir Kenneth Alexander joins fund, as first president of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • A route to success, social audit in Greater Manchester
  • What price community ownership?, on building and keeping local membership of community business
  • Scottish Enterprise: the challenge and the opportunities for community business
  • Finding a new form of giving, Inverclyde's Business Links Scheme, route for private sector support of community business
  • Trusting in community, progress towards partnership between the community and public and private sectors in Newcastle
  • Navigating the VAT minefield, a beginner's guide to value added tax
  • Scaling the heights and bringing home the bacon!, succeeding in business plans
  • Hillhaze Community enterprise, painting and decorating community business in Cranhill and Ruchazie
  • New door opens!, Solway Community Business opens Dumfries Furniture Project
  • ACE-HI opening new office, in Invergordon
  • Prince Charles comes to Ferguslie, Paisley
  • CB reviews

CB news, issue 32

Issue 32 content:

  • Opportunity knocks, recycling as a community enterprise
  • A divided city, report on community enterprise in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Putting People First, Community initiatives on Creggan Estate, Derry
  • Investing in Scotland's greatest asset - the people, launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)
  • Community business down under, experience in New Zealand
  • Telling an old story, Theatre Seanachaidh work with Project Ability on publication of book "Strathclyde Story"
  • Harvesting a future, on growth of community enterprise in Western Australia
  • CB book review
  • Not the conventional crossword, competition puzzle

Community business news, issue 33

Issue 33 content:

  • CB News: Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF); Commonwealth Association for Local Action in Economic Development launched; 'Volunteer activity and the older person' conference; ethical savings account launched; ACE-HI conference; James Millar obituary; alternative Nobel Prizes, the Right Livelihood Awards; Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, Needleworks sewing project; independent study of charities announced; help for industry from voluntary enterprise; Scotland's economic summit; use your elected representative; convention '89 report
  • A policy for equality, Women in Community Enterprise (WICE) proposed policy
  • Built on trust, the thinking behind community development trusts
  • Trusting in local people, Woodlands Community Development Trust co-ordinating the regeneration of East Woodlands, Glasgow
  • CEL justifies confidence, Community Enterprise Lothian given vote of confidence
  • SCB has an interesting and challenging year ahead
  • Contracting in local government
  • Publishing - the story of success, on Seanachaidh Publications Ltd
  • What the Community has in store

 
Enclosure:

  • Scottish Development Agency, Scottish Recycling Forum conference leaflet

Community business news, issue 34

Issue 34 content:

  • Recycling and community enterprise, statistics from Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP)
  • The fabric of Glasgow, Needleworks banner-making project for 1990 Glasgow City of Culture
  • New title for community business, publication from Seanachaidh
  • Embroidery exhibition at Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh, touring Scotland
  • Your help requested, to support village school in Koudougou, Burkino Faso
  • No meeting of minds on recycling, at Forum meeting
  • Unity in enterprise, on the churches' role in community based economic development
  • Tackling a social evil, church initiative Grangemouth Enterprises
  • Cover theme: Linking up the churches involvement in local economies; Church starts work agency; Linking up, national conference on 'Churches and the local economy'
  • Community enterprise: in the backyard of the community enterprise community, looking at the reasons for the community enterprise movement being less successful in England than Scotland
  • A voice from the community, Edinburgh Community Newspaper Trust
  • Where Credit is due, the response of a Canadian fishing community to bank closures
  • New business in boards, Cowie Woodcutters Ltd, Stirlingshire
  • Airth commmunity shop opens
  • A concept of law, preview of community owned Legal Services Agency, Glasgow
  • CED consultants looks forward!, advertising feature for Community Economic Development Ltd
  • Inverclyde initiatives: Wonderland Nursery; Theatre Seanachaidh
  • Ferguslie Park - ode to
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

 
Enclosures:

  • New Consumer leaflet
  • "Communities in business: the process of development" order form
  • New publications from Community Economy Ltd, order form

Community business news, issue 37

Issue 37 content:

  • CB News: SCEIF opens for business; Secondment makes big impact, report from Action Resource Centre (ARC); Dundee now a city of recovery, as Britain's 3rd recycling city; Possil secures city's culture, contracts for Possil Community Business for Glasgow City of Culture programme; Tullibody Communtiy Enterprise new grasscutting contract; Buckhaven Parish Church Training Agency wins award
  • Trading fairly, profile of two Traidcraft suppliers
  • New co-op for Rochdale, Shomiti clothing co-operative
  • CRT awards bursaries, interviews with Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary winners
  • Community owned printing companies: Prime Print and Design, Stoneyburn; Raploch Community Enterprise Printing; Ad-tec Enterprises, Castlemilk
  • New move in Northern Ireland, Community Business Northern Ireland (CBNI) set up
  • Living on the edge of Scotland, community business in the Shetland Isles
  • Its a long and winding road, Glen Buchanan reflects on his two years as CBS Convenor
  • Convention 1990: 300 to attend convention
  • An American tale, comparison of community economic development in Scotland and America
  • Book reviews
  • Advert for Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF)

Community business news, issue 40

Issue 40 content:

  • CB News: Changes in Strathclyde, to transform Strathclyde Community Business; Developing Glasgow, role of the Glasgow Development Agency (SDA); SCEIF makes first loans; New study into community enterprise, on macro policies; Working out, new magazine; Development worker network set up, in Fife; New doors open for secondment, with Action Resource Centre (ARC); Visit a Commonwealth country of your choice, with a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary; The building bricks of success, Jagzandben Community Enterprises Development Organisation, Ghana
  • Turning the tide of Tower Hill, workspace creation in Liverpool
  • Helping the places others forgot, work of the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit (CTRU) in the UK
  • Re-industrialization from below, using the legal procedure of the 'power of eminent domain' to take over abandoned workspaces
  • Penguins, yachts and failures, review of Scottish Business in the Community AGM
  • The French connection, report on study tour to Lyon, France, looking at combating unemployment
  • Community business developments in Lothian: Craigshill Initiative Community Enterprises Ltd; Business Development Network; Craigsfarm launderette
  • Turkana Fisherman's Co-operative, Kenya, a case study from a Commonwealth Relations Trust travelling bursary recipient
  • Marketing - does it have a role within community business?
  • Social auditing in a global context
  • Horrorscope 1991, what it holds for community enterprise in Scotland

Community business news, issue 44

Issue 44 content:

  • CB News: Boost for Whitfield economy, Community Business Whitfield, Dundee, new premises; A first for Alloa, Alloa Community Enterprises buy first recycling vehicle in Scotland; Trusting in regeneration, Tower Hill Community Trust, Kirkby, launched; Workers take over bus company, Clydesdale 2000; First European COMMACT conference identifies global challenges;
  • What we do in Scotland, photographs and list of range of community business activities
  • Report from the front line, by recipient of Commonwealth Relations Trust bursary to visit Zimbabwe
  • AGM of SCEIF, four page feature on the year's activities: Needleworks; Cumbrae Holiday Apartments; Linn Park; Maryhill Workshops Ltd; Four Acres Trust; Barra
  • Mixing oil and water - is emulsion the solution?, on the dawning era of the social economy
  • It's you we answer to! WesterHailes housing development selected as testbed for pioneering home security system provided by BT
  • Special needs co-ops build confidence, Durham Co-operative Development Association
  • Co-op focus: New co-operative theatre company, Hull Freetown Theatre; Co-operative braille service, Tactile Audio Braille Services Ltd, Humberside; European Co-ops meet in Glasgow, hosted by the Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee; New fair trade coffee, Cafedirect; Scottish green show in March 1992; New UK Co-operative Council; Linking conference in Telford; New supplier of recycled paper, Green Paper Company, Edinburgh; New green fund, the Environmental Development Fund
  • Hendon 2000, community development in the 1990s part one, an attempt in Sunderland to halt the spiral decline in an inner area of the town
  • City challenge, review of the Department of the Environment's scheme

Case studies and guidance booklets

This file contains 1 folder:

  • 'The first ten years: a decade of community enterprise in Scotland', CBS and the Association of Community Enterprises in the Highlands and Islands (ACE-HI), October 1987.This publication covers the development of the community enterprise movement in Scotland between 1977-1987, looking at lessons learned, key issues and development for the future. Containing foreword by Glen Buchanan and 16 articles written by leaders in the field: Linda Echlin; John Pearce; Willy Roe; Ronald Young; Roy Pedersen; Carola Bell; John Rugman; John Harrison; Iain Clark; Helen Macneil; Colin Roxburgh; George Burt; Pat Cassidy; Keith Hayton; Sir Kenneth Alexander; and Tor Justad (digital copy provided)
  • 'Getting started: establishing a community enterprise', CBSN, c1998. Includes guidance on business structure, business plan, financing, setting up, marketing, social auditing and keeping it going
  • 'Community economic profiling: information pack', CBSN, March 2000. Includes examples of a profile, survey questionnaires, carrying out interviews, stages of a community futures workshop, approaches and techniques

CBS and CBSN information sheets, bulletins and legal structures guidance

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • Information sheets about CBS services, c1990s
  • Information sheets and discussion papers relating to social enterprise, 1990s - 2002
  • National Network of Community Business bulletins, 1994-1999
  • Legal structures guidance and models, c1991-2002

National Network of Community Business members mailings

This sub-series consists of 4 files:

  • National Network of Community Business members mailings,1995-1997
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings,1998-1999
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings, 2000
  • National Network of Community Business members mailings, 2001

The members mailings included CBS and CBSN newsletters, reports, and leaflets from other associated organisations. Mailings from November 1995 - December 1997 were filed in left-over 1995 convention folders.

National Network of Community Business members mailings 1995-1997

This file contains 1 folder:

  • November 1995 mailing, containing -- news sheet -- 1995 information sheet no. 4 on community owned managed workspaces -- 1995 Bulletin no. 4 -- membership renewal form
  • March 1996 mailing, containing -- programme for the European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development conference, 'Quality Standards in the social economy' on 12-15 April 1996 in Liverpool -- 1996 Bulletin no.5 -- recommended bibliography on community enterprise and economic development -- flier for COMMACT conference, 'Providing the power for change' on 23-27 September 1996 in Derry
  • February 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter -- 1997 bulletin no. 7 -- alphabetical listing of corporate members with details of which bulletin they feature in -- help-line leaflet listing topics on which free consultancy advice was offered by the National Network of Community Businesses
  • August 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter -- 1997 Bulletin no.8 -- list of book, pamphlet and New Sector magazines available by mail order -- recommended bibliography on community enterprise and community-based economic development -- programme and registration form for the 1997 national convention of community businesses, 'Policy into practice', on 5-6 September 1997 in Liverpool -- 'enbe' issue no.1, June 1997, newsletter of the European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development -- COMMACT Network registration form -- information sheet on social auditing -- Charity Commissioners for England and Wales booklet on 'Charities and trading', February 1997
  • December 1997 mailing, containing -- member newsletter

National Network of Community Business members mailings 2001

This file contains 1 folder:

  • January 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 1 -- CBSN circular letter regarding the Social Audit Network symposium, 'Social accounting and audit in the community sector' on 1 March 2001 in Edinburgh -- leaflet for 'Under the influence'exhibition of art at the Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre on 15-29 May 2001 -- programme and registration form for the 'Gathering of the Networks 2001' on 2-3 March 2001 in Edinburgh -- 'Community Works' September 2000, community bulletin of the Glenwood Business Centre -- National Lottery Charities Board Scotland report 'An evaluation of the first grants programme: a response to research', December 2000 -- brochure on the Craigmillar Euronetz Conference, 'Local regeneration and social capital: building capacity - taking action' on 7-9 September 2000
  • May 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 2 -- CBSN circular letter regarding survey of the membership services provided, May 2001 -- Article by Mel Evans, 'social capital and social economy in Europe: the work of the Concise Project', January 2001 -- photocopy of article by Keith Hayton 'Poverty solution is a poor man's bank', from 'Regeneration and renewal', 20 April 2001 -- leaflet for the Anekal Rehabilitation Education and Development (Read) Centre, Bangalore, India -- Kids' Clubs Network flier for conference 'Playing to learn?' on 14-16 November 2001 in London -- leaflet for 'Social enterprise, social economy: moving ahead' conference on 31 May 2001 in London
  • July 2001 mailing, containing -- CBS Network newsletter 2001 issue 3 -- flier on the proposal to establish UK Coalition for Social Enterprise (UKCSE) and adopt the UK Social Enterprise Charter -- programme for the Development Trusts Association national conference, 'Learning from the best' on 17-19 September 2001 in Cardiff -- photocopy of article by Hilary Wainwright, 'Turning the tide' from 'Guardian Society', 16 May 2001 -- photocopy of article by Mike Waite, 'Is community involvement a waste of time' from 'New start', 27 July 2001 -- 'Community works', April 2001, community bulletin of the Glenwood Business Centre -- leaflet for the BigBarn farmers' market website -- leaflet for Akshaya community business development programme, Kerala, India

CBS Network newsletters, 2002

This file contains 2 items:

  • CBS Network newsletter, January 2002: issue 1, including articles on -- Bridge to the Social Economy project -- annual gathering of the networks -- Social Audit Network meeting -- social audit manual --COMMACT -- Scottish page: support for the social economy in Scotland; new convenor for CBSN -- discussion paper: defining the social economy, social enterprises and social capital -- discussion paper: mapping support organisations in the social economy in Scotland
  • CBS Network newsletter, April 2002: issue 2, including articles on -- Ian Hunter, Convenor of CBSN -- Bridge to the Social Economy project -- annual gathering of the networks -- Social Audit Network meeting -- COMMACT -- Scottish page: support for the social economy in Scotland; Equal project (SCVO); Equal project (Social Enterprise Scotland)

CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletters, 2006-2008

This file contains 6 newsletters:

  • CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletter, Autumn 2006: including articles on -- Community Building Ventures (CBV), READ project and HiLDA Trust -- Jagran Jan Samiti and projects with tribal people in Udaipur, Southern Rajasthan, India -- Visit from professors from the University of Hygogo, Japan -- COMMACT International and COMMACT UK update -- CBS Network membership -- Social Audit Network (SAN) -- New Sector magazine -- Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition -- CBS Network Services Ltd -- CBS Network website relaunch -- Future strategy and membership
  • CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletter, Winter 2006/2007: including articles on Community Building Ventures (CBV), classroom block for Bangalore, Akshaya Centre in Wayanad -- Jagran Jan Samiti update and Adivasi Andolan Network meeting and demonstrations -- Friends of HiLDA Trust, Kerala -- Visit from professors from the University of Hygogo, Japan -- COMMACT International and COMMACT UK update -- European network for Economic Self-help and Local Development (Euronetz) general assembly in Berlin on 26 November 2006 -- CBS Network membership -- Social Audit Network in Scotland (SAN Scotland) social audit programme -- New Sector magazine -- Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition update -- CBS Network Services Ltd working with REAP, CRNS, Social Enterprise Sunderland -- New publication by Colin Roxburgh and Alan Tuffs, 'Community futures: community engagement in Scotland's first National Park' -- Future strategy and membership
  • CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletter, May 2007: including articles on COMMACT update -- Community Building Ventures, collaborative projects with COMMACT India and COMMACT UK -- Teeside and Renton school visit to Bangalore -- Visit to University of Hyogo, Japan -- Jagran Jan Samiti update -- CBSN social accounting and specialist workshops -- Future strategy and membership
  • Community Building Ventures, India report 2007
  • CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletter, January 2008: including articles on COMMACT International update -- Community Building Ventures (CBV), house-building project in Huliyar District -- READ Centre, Bangalore -- Jagran Jan Samiti update -- Social accounting masterclass -- The HiLDA Trust and Akshaya Federation -- Social accounting and audit roadshows -- CEST project -- CBSN and COMMACT UK proposed merger -- Future strategy and membership
  • CBS Network and COMMACT UK newsletter, July 2008: including articles on COMMACT International update -- COMMACT UK links -- COMMACT India tasks for 2008/09 - Social Enterprise World Forum, Edinburgh, September 2008 -- Community Building Ventures (CBV) update - The HiLDA Trust and Adshaya Federation update -- READ Centre, Bangalore -- Jagran Jan Samiti update -- Social accounting masterclass in Hyderabad -- Social accounting and audit roadshows -- SAN report, 'Really telling accounts!', recommendations and presentation event -- CEST European transnational project, sustainable further training and competence strategies for the social economy, themes and workshops -- Strategy, membership and partnerships

Empowering communities conference

This file contains 1 item:

  • Empowering communities conference pack with introduction; programme; session details and outlines; and case studies

The conference was held in Dundee on 22-23 June 1991 and was organised by CBS, Tenants Information Service, Tayside Regional Council, Dundee District Council and the Scottish Local Government Information Unit.

Memorandum and articles of association and certificates of SCEIF

This file contains 4 items:

  • Memorandum and articles of association document for SCEIF by Alexander Stone and Co Solicitors, Glasgow, 8 August 1989
  • Framed certificate of incorporation for SCEIF, 8 August 1989
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation for SCEIF, 8 August 1989
  • Copy of certificate that a public company is entitled to do business and to borrow, for SCEIF, 22 September 1989

Minutes, agendas and election papers of SCEIF AGMs

This file contains 3 bundles:

  • Agenda and minutes of AGM on 30 October 1991
  • Agenda of AGM on 18 November 1992; AGM notification letter to shareholders, 14 September 1992; letter requesting consideration as shareholders' representative, 2 October 1992
  • Agenda and papers of AGM on 29 September 1993, including election papers and Chairman's statement

Minutes of AGMs from 1991-1998 can be found in the minutes of the SCEIF Board of Directors for the relevant year.

Minutes of the SCEIF Board of Directors 1990

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Signed minutes of meeting on 16 January 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 22 February 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 19 March 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 24 April 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 23 May 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 11 July 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 21 August 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 26 September 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 25 October 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 30 November 1990
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 12 December 1990

Regular agenda items include statutory documents; annual accounts; financial report; expenditure; fundraising ; loans policy and procedure; applications for loans; allotment of shares; investment policy; promotional information leaflet; appointment of Directors; approval of loans.

Minutes and papers of the SCEIF Board of Directors 1992

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Signed minutes and papers of meeting on 8 January 1992 including -- agenda -- final report, 'Synthesis of a programme of discussions, consultations and research managed by Business in the Community' -- draft outline of loan procedure
  • Signed minutes of special meeting on 12 February 1992
  • Signed minutes and agenda of meeting on 18 March 1992
  • Signed minutes and agenda of meeting on 13 May 1992
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 1 July 1992 including -- agenda -- report on SCEIF performance -- management accounts to 31st March 1992 -- report on Needlework Enterprises Ltd -- letter and copy of presentation made to the Board of Mercury Provident plc -- agenda for SCEIF meeting on 17 July 1992 -- letter from Community Enterprise Lothian outlining what they need from SCEIF
  • Signed minutes and papers of meeting on 19 August 1992 including -- agenda -- report on the current position of SCEIF - letter regarding loan application from East Sound Radio -- draft circular regarding SCEIF-FLEXABILITY
  • Signed minutes and papers of meeting on 7 October 1992 including -- agenda -- letter repayment of loan by Needleworks Ltd -- letter and report regarding loan application from Greater Ruchill Community Business --
  • Signed minutes of meeting on 18 November 1992 including -- agenda -- letter and advice regarding responsibilities of Directors and their personal liabilities -- minutes of the AGM on the 18 November 1992

Regular agenda items include financial report; business plan; discussions with Mercury Provident; status of loans; loan documentation; share launch; new applications for loans; report of the Chief Executive; marketing; AGM; loan agreement authority; banking arrangements, Director's guarantee.

Minutes and papers of the SCEIF Board of Directors 1993

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 6 January 1993
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 17 March 1993 including -- agenda -- letter regarding replacement for Mike Finlayson's SCEIF responsibilities
  • Note and papers of SCEIF strategy meeting on 17 March 1993 including -- paper on the issues -- paper on the way ahead for SCEIF
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 5 May 1993
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 7 July 1993 including -- agenda -- copy of correspondence regarding re-purchase of preference shares -- financial statements for year ending 31 March 1993 - report on Cottier Theatre Development for quarter to June 1993 -- management accounts for 2 months to 31 May 1993
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 29 September 1993 including -- agenda -- letter of enquiry regarding support for Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes Association of Voluntary Organisations -- Supersalads monthly report, 18 October 1993
  • Minutes of meeting on 18 November 1992 including -- agenda -- notice of AGM -- Chairman's statement for AGM -- AGM election papers -- management accounts for 6 months to 30 September 1993 -- loans report -- report on Four Acres Charitable Trust -- letters regarding loan to Supersalads

Regular agenda items include Board membership; AGM; status of loans; Directors' liability; financial report; appointment of Chief Executive; re-purchase of preference shares; new applications for loans; Niddrie Community Shop; ACE-HI; Supersalads.

Minutes and papers of the SCEIF Board of Directors 1994

This file contains 1 folder:

  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 5 January 1994 including -- agenda -- draft promotional leaflet
  • Minutes and agenda of meeting on 16 March 1994
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 11 May 1994 including -- agenda -- Greater Ruchill Community Business accounts to 31 July 1993 -- loans report -- letter from Greater Ruchill Community Business regarding the Glasgow Works project -- outline of the Glasgow Works Ruchill Textiles project and loan appraisal -- G20 Enterprises accounts to 31 July 1993
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 6 July 1994 including -- agenda -- loans report -- preliminary report on LinkForce Scotland
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 21 September 1994 including -- minutes of AGM on 21 September 1994
  • Minutes of meeting on 9 November 1994

Regular agenda items include management accounts; tax claim; new applications for loans; status of loans; Niddrie Community Shop; Supersalads; Co Chomunn Na Pairc; West Calder Employment Opportunities Trust; Greater Ruchill community Business; Solway Community Business; LinkForce Security; Four Acre's Charitable Trust; Alba Printers Ltd; Torry Community Enterprise; marketing and promotion; share launch; ICOF

Minutes and papers of the SCEIF Board of Directors 1995

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Minutes of meeting on 18 January 1995
  • Minutes of meeting on 15 March 1995
  • Minutes of the EGM on 15 March 1995
  • Minutes of meeting on 10 May 1995
  • Minutes of meeting on 5 July 1995
  • Minutes of meeting on 10 May 1995
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 6 September 1995 including -- loans report
  • Minutes and papers of meeting on 8 November 1995 including -- agenda -- minutes of AGM on 8 November 1995

Regular agenda items include management accounts; auditors; requests for repayments; new applications for loans; status of loans; Barra Community Co-op; Co Chomunn Na Pairc; Aberdeen Teleworking Centre Ltd; LinkForce Scotland; Woodlands Furniture; Loch Lomond Ceramics; Out of School Care Nairn; Southwest Cleaning Services; Garage Door Company; communications with shareholders; ICOF Community Capital Fund.

Correspondence and research of John Pearce for SCEIF

This sub-series consists of 15 files:

  • Correspondence and research of John Pearce regarding investment funds, November 1984 - January 1988
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding investment funds and setting up the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), February 1988 - October 1988
  • Correspondence and research of John Pearce regarding investment funds and setting up the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), November 1988 - February 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), January 1989 - May 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), May 1989 - August 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), June 1989 - August 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding launch of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), September 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), September 1989 - October 1989
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), November 1989 - February 1990
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), March 1990
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), April 1990 - July 1990
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), August 1990 - September 1990
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), October 1990 - December 1990
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), January 1991 - August 1991
  • Correspondence of John Pearce regarding continued development of the Scottish Community Enterprise Investment Fund (SCEIF), January 1992 - March 1993

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

Community Business Scotland 3 years on: 1984 report

Contents of the report:

  • Foreword by Sir Kenneth Alexander
  • Background and origins
  • Annual Convention
  • Community Business News
  • Lobbying for investments
  • The Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • The European connection
  • Consultancy work for Public Authorities
  • Community Business Development Unit - Central Region
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Regional federations of Community Business
  • Community Business Directory
  • Some points for the future
  • A role for CBS
  • Postscript

External reports on CBS strategy

This file contains 2 reports:

  • 'Community Business Scotland: development of strategy and programmes: proposal to the Scottish Development Agency', Centre for Employment Inititatives, November 1988 (document 1)
  • 'Community Business Scotland: community business study: interim report - draft', KPMG Management Consulting, 12 May 1992

Office leases for CBS and CBSN

This file contains 4 documents:

  • Copy of lease for West Calder Workshop units 33/34 from West Lothian District Council, 14 May 1993
  • Letter from West Lothian Council notifying CBS of continuation of lease for unit 33 /34 Society Place, West Calder on a month to month basis, 22 August 2000
  • Copy of sub-lease between Children in Scotland and CBSN for second floor, room 12, Princes House, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, c April 2002
  • Copy of lease for basement office at 47 Albany Street, Edinburgh, from Burness, lawyers on behalf of Link Group Ltd, 14 April 2005

CBS Steering Group minutes, papers and correspondence

This sub-series consists of 2 files:

  • Minutes and papers of the CBS Steering Group, April 1981 - October 1981
  • Correspondence and press releases regarding CBS, April 1981 - June 1981

When CBS was first set up the work was overseen by the Steering Group. This was later replaced by a Board of Management.

First annual general meeting of CBS on 24 October 1987

This file contains 1 bundle:

  • Agenda, minutes and note of AGM
  • Completed nomination forms for election to the Board of Directors (part removed for data protection)
  • Nomination results list
  • Correspondence regarding nominations and meetings, September 1987 - 5 November 1987
  • CBS Board of Management 1986/87 and election details 1987/88
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