Community Development for the Economy and Enterprise

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

Transforming Lives and Lifestyles through Education and Green Economy in Mongolia.

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.

Community Bonds: Allowing ordinary people to invest in the economic future of their communities

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

Community Economic Development

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