Common Good Charities

December 8, 2015

Written by Steve Wyler, Associate of the Carnegie UK Trust, and a member of the Call to Action for the Common Good initiative.

Llandudno in late November was a wet, windy, and wonderful setting for the annual gathering of charities in Wales, brought together by Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The theme of the event was ...

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GUEST BLOG: CLUB SODA ON THE ENABLING STATE CHALLENGE

December 3, 2015

Written By Laura Willoughby, Club Soda

Club Soda is not quite 12 months old. We launched in January 2015, and have so far managed to 'bootstrap' our enterprise on dribbles of cash from small business loans, grants, and inv...

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A Fairer Fife by 2030

December 1, 2015

Written by Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

With a Fife Council budget of £1.168 billion, an NHS Fife budget of £644 million and a combined staff of over 26,000 capable, knowledgeable and committed people, how can Fife become a fair region fo...

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Common Good Communities

November 17, 2015

Written by Steven Wyler, Associate of the Carnegie UK Trust, and a member of the Call to Action for the Common Good initiative.

With a Fife Council budget of £1.168 billion, an NHS Fife budget of £644 million and a combined staff of over 26,000 capable, knowledgeable and committed people, how can Fife become a fair region fo...

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EVALUATING CARNEGIE LIBRARY LAB

November 10, 2015

In times of public sector spending reviews and with many services facing cuts, the importance of ensuring that these services are highly-valued, needs-led and adaptable cannot be overstated. Having le...

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CARNEGIE LIBRARY LAB – “JUST GO FOR IT!”

November 10, 2015

Written by Eileen Russell, Children & Young People’s Service, Libraries NI

I can honestly say that my experience of Carnegie Library Lab has been life changing. It has given me confidence in my ideas and own ability – and helped me be more future-focused. I now have my own...

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CARNEGIE LIBRARY LAB – “YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS!”

November 10, 2015

Written by David Hayden, Library Development Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

Applying "You should apply for this - http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk". This was how I found out about the Carnegie Library Lab programme, a suggestion in an email from a colleague. I liked...

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HARVESTING HIDDEN HYPERLOCALS

October 14, 2015

Written by Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Written by Lauren Pennycook , Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust With a net loss of more than 180 local newspapers in the UK since 2005 , gaps in local newspaper coverage have been identified in...

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Defining Scotland’s priorities through public participation

September 24, 2015

Written by Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Back in 2007 the Scottish Government developed a ground-breaking approach to measuring the wellbeing of its people through its National Performance Framework .  And now that the Scottish Parliament...

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IS EVERYONE IN? #NOTWITHOUTME

September 21, 2015

Written by Gina Wilson, Senior Project Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

When it comes to digital, being connected isn’t the same as being included.  Once over the hurdle of online access, the challenge becomes ‘ capabilities ’*. To borrow the language of iRights ,...

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