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News

Scottish Government Consultation

Scottish Ministers are responsible for determining applications for consent for electricity generating stations with installed capacity exceeding 1MW (offshore) and 50 MW (onshore) and overhead power lines in Scotland under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 respectively. 

Shelter Scotland - Stakeholder Consultation

“Shelter Scotland has been delivering training to the housing sector across Scotland for many years. While their programmes have evolved and changed, Shelter Scotland's training still enjoys significant demand.

Nonetheless, the team are keen to enhance their offering and consider new markets, new products and different ways of working. The organisation has therefore contracted Community Enterprise Ltd to undertake an in depth review of the needs of the sector and how Shelter Training can change to better meet that need.

CSEG- Finding from the multi-agency and third sector engagement event.

Following on from inspection of services for children and young people in 2014, senior managers made a commitment to lead on regular staff engagement events that would be open to all those working in services for children and young people. The staff engagement events that took place in November 2017 were the 10th and 11th such events.

The purpose of these staff engagement events was to:-

  • Give an opportunity to provide feedback on improvement journey so far
  • Allow time for dialogue and reflection on our approach
  • Give an opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas and experience

Funding

CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Closing Date: 15/06/2018 (All day)

Funding available to support Scottish public sector organisations to find and develop innovative solutions to operational service and policy delivery challenges.

The aims of the fund are to:

Scotland - Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund

Maximum Available: £ 72,000
Closing Date: 03/04/2018 (All day)

A limited number of grants are available for community projects in urban areas of Scotland which help people make better use of their local green spaces and play a more active role in how they are managed.

The Good Help Award

Maximum Available: £15.000
Closing Date: 30/04/2018 (All day)

Financial award available to organisations or teams from within the public, voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors that demonstrates they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.

There are three awards available - one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up.

Organisations or teams from within the public, voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors in the UK are eligible to apply.  Commissioners and/or providers are also eligible to apply.

Events and Training

Identifying and Removing Barriers to Volunteering

Date / Time: 28/03/2018 - 13:30 to 16:30
Venue: Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre.

Following on from our Trustees Week events, and based on the feedback we received about potential workshops, we are pleased to announce a new half day workshop on 28th March 2018 at Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre.

There is a £5.00 refundable deposit for members. The cost for non-members is £15.00. To enable us to offer these workshops FREE, we would ask you to bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Does your organisation struggle to recruit volunteers?  Do you have a diverse range of volunteers that represent the community you serve? what do your recruitment messages tell potential volunteers? How about your selection process? Without realising it, sometimes we put barriers in the way for volunteers.  This short workshop will take a brief look at recruitment messages, selection methods as well as helping to identify some of the other barriers that volunteers often face in accessing a volunteer role and contributing to their community. What is 'extra support' ?– is it just perception?

Supporting your Volunteers - a short workshop to look at good practice

Date / Time: 28/03/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre

Following on from our Trustees Week events, and based on the feedback we received about potential workshops, we are pleased to announce a new half day workshop on 28th March 2018 at Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre.

Resourcing Scotlands Heritage - Telling it like it is: Effective Copywriting

Date / Time: 15/03/2018 - 10:30 to 16:30
Venue: Arts & Business (Scotland) 1st Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EZ United Kingdom

This one-day training session is aimed at all individuals, regardless of their existing skills or experience, who need to develop a case for support for their heritage project or cause.