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Contracts, Service level Agreements and Grants: Understanding the Differences

Posted: 06 May 2010

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This briefing note has been commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to clarify the definitions of contracts, service level agreements and grants by public sector organisations in funding social enterprises to deliver or provide services and to look at the legal and other implications of using the different types of financial arrangements. It has been prepared by Senscot with support from the law firm MacRoberts LLP and the Pool, DTA Scotland’s consultancy service.