One of a series of briefing papers by Senscot aims to highlight how social enterprise can deliver effective routes to employment through sport-based activity. To do this, key aspects of successful employability programmes are outlined, including examples of diverse funding streams, opportunities to access public sector contracts and potential routes to fruitful partnerships. Another describes the … Continue reading Community Development for the Economy and Enterprise
Elinor Ostrum is probably best well known for being the first and, to date, the only woman to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her most important work, backed up by a huge amount of empirical research, was aimed at proving that communities were more than capable of taking control of their own … Continue reading Ostrum public services
Over the past years, Mongolia has experienced significant change. The country’s economy grew by 17% in 2011, and it has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14%, by 2030. More recently, Mongolia endorsed a green development vision for the country. Without a doubt, Mongolia has gained international visibility and far surpassed what might be … Continue reading Transforming Lives and Lifestyles through Education and Green Economy in Mongolia.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. SDS state that they are proud to be the skills agency for Scotland and with more than 1,200 colleagues working across the country in schools, careers centres and partner locations, SDS are passionate … Continue reading Skills Development Scotland
The political noise about the closures of banks, often the only ones left in communities, has been getting louder recently. But the reality is that the systematic closing of banks has been a feature of our lives for at least ten years. So, there is some research around that has looked at the effects of bank … Continue reading Community Bonds: Allowing ordinary people to invest in the economic future of their communities
This report summarises the lessons learned from a two year nationwide action research programme of Community Economic Development (CED). It will be of practical interest to communities thinking about their local economies and policymakers tasked with fostering a more inclusive economy, locally and nationally. Unlike conventional approaches to local economic development, which centre on economic … Continue reading Community Economic Development
The CADISPA Trust (Conservation and Development in Sparsley Populated Areas) is an independent charity which helps people in rural areas to build sustainable communities 'for themselves - by themselves', To do this, CADISPA works with local communities, offering them various forms of support including advice on funding and legal matters, a range of community based … Continue reading The CADISPA Trust