WHAT IS BUSINESS FOR, AND HOW IS BUSINESS DONE?

March 3, 2015

Written by Jim Metcalfe, Head of Practice and Development, Carnegie UK Trust

Sounds simple, doesn’t it. ‘Make profits, sell things to people’ would be a common answer. Normally achieved by gathering lots of workers together in offices, factories and shops, and getting cu...

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THE ‘LOST’ CARNEGIE PLAYING FIELDS – BECOME A #FIELDFINDER!

February 24, 2015

Written by Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

Back in the 1920s and 30s the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with the National Playing Fields Association gave grants of £200,000 – the equivalent of around £10 million today – to help set ...

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST CARNEGIE LIBRARY LAB PARTNERS’ MEETING

February 2, 2015

Written by Jenny Peachy, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

What happens when you bring seven future innovators and leaders in the public library sector together for the first time? In this blog, Jenny Peachey reflects upon the first time Carnegie Library Lab...

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WHERE NEXT FOR SMITH, WELFARE AND CHARITIES

January 6, 2015

Written by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

Written by Martyn Evans , Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust In 2014 Martyn chaired the Expert Working Group on Welfare which examined the medium and long term options for welfare in an independe...

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GUEST BLOG: NEW WINE IN OLD WINESKINS – EXISTING INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS MUST CHANGE TO ENABLE A FLOURISHING POPULAR DEMOCRACY

December 17, 2014

Written by Professor Chris Baker, William Temple Foundation

Written by Professor Chris Baker, William Temple Foundation The Scottish independence debate and its aftermath has brought into sharp focus two issues that have finally resonated across the UK. T...

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GUEST BLOG: LOCAL NEWS AND THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

December 9, 2014

Written by Professor Richard Sambrook, Director at the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University.

Written by Professor Richard Sambrook, Director at the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University. Over the past two years the Carnegie UK Trust’s Neighbourhood News initiative has support...

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ENERGISING TOWNS

December 5, 2014

Written by Georgina Bowyer, Projects Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last month I was pleased to attend the Scotland’s Towns Partnership annual conference in Paisley.  Over the course of the event we heard a broad range of best practice examples from Scotland and f...

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LIBRARIES – INNOVATIVE AND ENTERPRISING BOTH THEN AND NOW

December 4, 2014

Written by Jenny Peachey, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Written by Jenny Peachey , Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust Libraries cannot stand still in a changing world and must explore different ways of working and re-imagining the range of function...

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WHERE NEXT FOR DEVOLUTION

November 10, 2014

Written by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

Written by Martyn Evans , Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust The deadline for submissions to the Smith Commission was Halloween ( “seems an appropriate date” quipped the BBC ). The Commissio...

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ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THE FORGOTTEN FRONT IN THE DRIVE TO TACKLE DIGITAL EXCLUSION

October 29, 2014

Written by Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

Tackling digital exclusion – helping everyone get online so that they can enjoy the significant social and economic benefits that the internet offers – has become an increasingly important public ...

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