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Job Opportunity at Independent Living Support

Independent Living Support is a small Dumfries based charity aiming to support people from “simply surviving to actively thriving”. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated member to our Outreach Housing Support Team.

Contract Opportunity with Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants are looking for a self-employed Admin and Project Assistant to join their team for the first year of operation to help build solid foundations for Sleeping Giants Community Development CIC.

College Good Governance Consultation

The College Good Governance Task Group made a series of recommendations to improve governance arrangements in Scotland’s Colleges.  A consultation has been launched to ask individuals and organisations for their views about the proposed changes.  You can access the consultation here.


SUEZ Communities Trust Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - Smaller Projects Fund

Maximum Available: £ 20,000
Closing Date: 24/04/2017 (All day)

The SLCF Small Projects Fund Programme supports community improvement projects that fall under the following categories:

  • Land Reclamation (Object A)
  • Community Recycling (Object B)
  • Public Amenities (Object C)
  • Biodiversity (Object D)
  • Historic Buildings (Object E)

Grants of between £1 and £20,000 are available. Applications are only accepted towards projects with a total cost of £40,000 or less.

Scottish Enterprise, Royal Society Edinburgh Fellowships

Maximum Available: £ 47,000
Closing Date: 26/04/2017 (All day)

Support to encourage greater commercialisation of research in Scotland. Fellowships are tenable for a period of one year, designed to enable the holder to concentrate on developing the commercial potential of their research (ie spin-out companies) while also receiving formal training in relevant business skills.

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Maximum Available: £ 10,000
Closing Date: 26/04/2017 - 11:15

Funding and support scheme providing comprehensive assistance to those social entrepreneurs in the UK who wish to establish a new project or boost an existing project that will have a social impact.

This programme is intended to support social entrepreneurs from across the UK to start or scale-up their projects. It is expected to support 150 social entrepreneurs each year.

Events and Training

Changes for Business 2017 - Peninsula and Care Training Consortium

Date / Time: Thursday, 27 April, 2017 (All day)
Venue: Franklin Steel Building,Tinwald Downs Road, Dumfries, DG1 3SJ

Two leading organisations, Peninsula and Care Training Consortium have teamed up to bring you an exciting event. You are cordially invited to this event which will provide invaluable advice on preparing your business for changes taking place in 2017.

Peninsula and Care Training Consortium have unrivalled expertise in HR, Health & Safety and Pensions, and you will receive practical advice on how to:

  • Review documents of Employment, contract, handbooks, policies
  • Manage staff behaviour – performance attendance, attitude, conduct
  • Comply with – risk assessments, fire & safety policies
  • Fulfil your employer duties – avoid fines, choose the right pension for your business
  • Understand the impact of pensions taxation (particularly for higher earners)

Go For It Roadshow

Date / Time: Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 13:30
Venue: Jurys Inn, Millburn Road, Inverness

Audience:  This FREE event is aimed at Church of Scotland congregations and voluntary sector projects, not currently in receipt of Go For It funding. 

Aim:  To raise awareness of the Go For It Fund, so that as many people as possible can benefit!

Learning Outcomes: 

Exchange - Be Seen / Be Heard / Be Inspired

Date / Time: Monday, 1 May, 2017 (All day)
Venue: SWG3, Glasgow

Aspiring young musicians from across Scotland will flock to SWG3, Glasgow on 2 June for Exchange 2017 – the unmissable event for young people looking to get ahead in the music industry.

Music for Youth's Exchange is giving young performers from across Scotland the chance to learn from established artists and be inspired by industry professionals and their peers alike. 

Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Exchange is a whole day of keynote speakers, workshops, performances, advice, networking opportunities, a marketplace, and a line-up of music industry speakers covering a whole range of useful topics.

Musicians also have the chance to be seen, and get their music heard by performing live for audiences throughout the day. Our professional Music for Youth Music Mentors will be on hand to offer each act feedback on their music and stage presence and highlight areas for development to take their music further. All groups that perform will also be considered for other opportunities such as the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2017.

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