FAIRER FIFE COMMISSION CALLS FOR EVIDENCE

April 15, 2015

Written By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last month, in the space of a few days, reports emerged of ‘ hidden poverty ’ North East Fife, while in Central Fife; £35,000 was approved for Glenrothes Foodbank , a very public indicator of pov...

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GUEST BLOG: PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRIBUTION IN THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM

April 1, 2015

Written by William Perrin, Founder of Talk About Loc

Imagine if one day the TV transmitter decided that it didn’t want to broadcast BBC news, because it was too boring, the transmitter also didn’t like Panorama much and felt strongly that In the Nig...

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SEEDS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

March 27, 2015

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

Spring is here. The green shoots a sign of all that goes on beneath the surface. The early months of 2015 have seen a number of developments for Growing Livelihoods. 6th-7th January brough...

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Continuing Carnegie’s legacy in enterprise

March 18, 2015

Written By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

" The magic of ownership works wonders, not only upon the soil but upon the happy working owner thereof"  was the firm belief of our founder and internationally celebrated entrepreneur Andrew Carnegi...

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GUEST BLOG: TOWARDS A WELLBEING FRAMEWORK – A STARTING POINT FOR STORMONT

March 13, 2015

Written by Aideen McGinley, Co-Chair of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland.

A new report from the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland provides an opportunity for the Northern Ireland Executive to engage in a process to create a compelling new nar...

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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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