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Welcome to the ns links library.  This includes enterprises and organisations that have been featured in the magazine.  It is not a comprehensive list.   If you would like to submit a link please email editor@newsector.co.uk

 

Co-operatives, community and social enterprise
Co-operatives UK
The apex body of UK co-operatives.
Co-operative Development Scotland Promotes the development of successful co-operative enterprise across Scotland.
Wales Co-operative Centre Provides business advice and training services to anyone wishing to establish a co-operatively structured business in Wales.
Social Enterprise Coalition The UK's national body for social enterprise.
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
A collective voice for social enterprise in Scotland.
Northern Ireland social economy network The network of social enterprise in Northern Ireland.
Development Trusts Association National umbrella organisation.
DTA Scotland National body for development trusts in Scotland.
DTA Wales National body for development trusts in Wales.
Community Action Network (CAN) Support for social enterpreneurs
CBS Network Community Business Scotland Network.
Senscot Network supporting social enterpreneurs in Scotland.
Plunkett Foundation An education charity that supports the development of rural group-enterprise worldwide
Social Enterprise London Social enterprise development agency for London
Social Firms UK An organisation that aims to create employment opportunities for disabled people through the development and support of Social Firms.
Social Firms Scotland An organisation that aims to support of Social Firms in Scotland.
Social Firms Wales An organisation that aims to support of Social Firms in Wales.
Social Audit Network Promotes and supports social accounting.

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Government
Office of the Third Sector
Government office of the Third Sector.
CIC regulator
Government website giving information on the community interest company.

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Money
ABCUL
Association of British Credit Unions Limited.
Co-operative & Community Finance The lender for social purpose.
UK Social Investment Forum Network for sustainable and responsible financial services.
Shared Interest
Provides financial services and business support to enable disadvantaged communities to enter in the fair trade.
TSELF The Social Enterprise Loan Fund providing loans to charities and social enterprises that are unable to secure sufficient funding from mainstream sources.
Charity Bank Bank lending to charities on affordable terms.
Co-operative Bank
Triodos Bank One of Europe's leading ethical banks
Unity Trust Bank
Provides banking and membership services to the trade union, charity, voluntary, credit union and membership organisation sectors.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Community Recycling Network
National organisation promoting community based sustainable waste management.
Furniture Re-use Network
National body which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations in the UK
Community Composting Network Network which supports and promotes the community management and use of waste bio-degradable resources
Community RePaint Network providing an outlet for unwanted reusable paint
Real Nappy Association
Network which gives information and details of all cloth nappy.
Wales Community Recycling Network
Umbrella organisation to promote sustainable resource management through education and practical action in Wales.
Community Recycling Network for Scotland Scottish organisation promoting community based sustainable waste management.
London Community Recycling Network London organisation promoting community based sustainable waste management.

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Learning
Co-operative College Provides learning, education, training, consultancy and research for the co-operative mutual and social enterprise sectors.
School for social entrepreneurs

Training provider to use entrepreneurial abilities for social benefit.
Skoll Centre
Leading centre for social enterprise learning.

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Housing
Confederation of Co-operative Housing News, information and contact details from the co-operative housing sector
CDS co-operative
The largest co-operative housing service agency in London.
Radical Routes Secondary co-operative made up of individual housing and worker co-ops.

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Energy
Energy4All An organisation currently owned by Baywind Energy Co-operative Ltd, that aims to extend community ownership of electricity generation using renewable resources
Carbonchallenge.coop

Co-operativesUK's initiative which aims to support carbon reduction
Community Renewable Energy (CoRE)

Social enterprise that promotes, develops, manages and grows community owned profitable renewable energy systems in partnership with community based organisations.

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Transport
Community Transport Association
National charity supporting innovative and flexible transport solutions

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