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Central Scotland Forest Trust invite you to their Central Scotland Forest 2013 Annual Tours on the 3rd and 31st of July. Click on the link for more details.
LAMH Recycle Ltd is a Motherwell-based Social Enterprise with charitable status which provides work opportunities for people with mental ill health and other disadvantaged groups.
The next Well-informed Information Afternoon will be taking place on Tuesday 6th June 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Motherwell College
Come along to our free fun activity day on Saturday 1st June 12pm – 5pm at
The Health and Wellness Hub will be offering an Introductory Support Workshop for ME Sufferers in Lanarkshire on 23rd May 1-2.30pm at the Pat Cullinan Centre, Logans Road, Motherwell.
Liber8 Lanarkshire Limited is a charitable organisation which aims to reduce the effects of Alcohol and Substance Misuse within the Lanarkshire area
Would you like to explore the habitat of our birds, beasties and local wildlife? If so, then why not come along and join us in celebration of the Year of Natural Scotland next month when Wildfest events will be taking place throughout Lanarkshire.
Jim Rankine, Ruby Armstrong, Sandy Armstrong (pictured above) & Jimmy Kyle, are walking the Great Glen Way from Monday 29th April at Fort William and will walk the 73 miles to Inverness by Friday 3rd May 2013.
Lauren King, 17 from Wishaw, and Paul Stephen, 20 from Motherwell, were the first young people in North Lanarkshire to receive the prestigious Saltire Award 'Summit' accolade at the recent Motherwell Youth Voice AGM.
While we all love a caped crusader and demonstrations of super powers Civic Week looking for a different kind of super hero - a local super hero and legend.
A local super hero and legend is someone who has made a difference to the life of another individual, a group or our community.
GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION SEEKING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS IN MOTHERWELL AND AIRDRIE AREAS
Guide Dogs For The Blind Association has set up new fundraising teams in the Motherwell and Airdrie areas and are hosting Volunteer Information Sessions in both areas in May 2013.
The Drop In Café Project Steering Group are hosting a Feasibility Study Launch Event on Monday 22nd. April 2013 at 12.30 in Cornerstone House Centre.This event will look at the development of a Drop-In Café for Cumbernauld & the Northern Corridor
Click on the link above for more details or click here to download an invite.
Scotland’s mental health first aid (SMHFA) young people’s course is for anyone working with people between the ages of 11 and 17 who may be at risk of mental ill-health.
The Red Cross is looking for volunteers throughout Lanarkshire. There are a range of volunteer roles and training opportunities available. Whatever you do, you’ll be making a positive difference to someone’s life.
Volunteering Support Fund Now Open
The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is now accepting applications for its Volunteering Support Fund
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum would like to invite you to their ‘Welfare Reform – What comes next..’ event. Click on the link for more details.
Following the official launch of the new One Stop Shop for Autism in
Lanarkshire we are pleased to inform everyone of a variety of workshops and information services which are now available. Click here for information on activities that are taking place in March 2013. Details of drop-in advice clinics can be found here.
Airdrie and Coatbridge Round Table have launched their Small Grants Fund to help smaller groups in Airdrie, Coatbridge and surrounding villages, who cannot access funds from mainstream sources.
From January 2014, new regulations will require all businesses in Scotland to separate their waste paper, card, metal, plastics and glass ready for recycling and some businesses to separate their food waste. These regulations will affect businesses of all sizes, and across all business sectors.
'Community Councils in Coatbridge are undertaking a feasibility study on business use within the existing Coatbridge Library.
Click on the link above to find out more and complete this on-line survey.
Some information on Clydesdale Community Initiatives is an award winning landscaping social enterprise that has worked with many high profi le projects.
The Well-informed Information Service runs regular Information Afternoons. The Information Afternoons involve a speaker from an organisation/service talking about a topic of interest related to mental health and well-being.
Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013 is a year long initiative which will recognise our regions achievements over the past 200 years.
A process has commenced to identify and appoint a Third Sector Representative to sit alongside other Community Planning Partnership representatives at each of the six North Lanarkshire Partnership Local Area Partnerships (LAPs) within North Lanarkshire. Click on the link above for more information.
Friends of CACE are holding a charity night at the Burroughs Social Club in Cumbernauld from 7.30pm on Friday 15th February.
LAMH Recycle Ltd, a Motherwell-based Social Enterprise, is offering a FREE uplift of all types of redundant electrical/electronic items particularly computer equipment for all North Lanarkshire voluntary/charitable organisations who arrange an uplift prior to the 31st March 2013.
Maggie's Lanarkshire Cancer Care Centre is hosting a Volunteer Information Evenining on Thursday 24 January 2013 from 5pm-7pm at Maggie's Lanarkshire Cancer Care Centre, within the grounds of Wishaw General Hospital.
Introducing the Lanarkshire Business Show 2013
Join us at the fabulous new Ravenscraig venue for a fantastic morning of Business Opportunities, Speed Networking, Seminars and Business Exhibition. Mee the Business Services teams from both Councils to hear how they might be able to help your business.
North Lanarkshire is leading the way in local Youth Democracy. Since 2007 North Lanarkshire has been empowering Young People by enabling them to vote for Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament using E- Voting Technology.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is carrying out a Scotland-wide mapping exercise to help the third sector deal with the impact of UK welfare reforms.
A major part of this is a survey to capture the sector's views, information on who is doing what, intelligence on the effects of this crisis, and ideas on how we can mitigate the impact of welfare reform on people and communities throughout Scotland.
Read an article and watch a video about our Guitar Club.
North Lanarkshire Council is in the process of establishing a cultural trust to manage all arts, theatres, concert halls, libraries, archives, museums, local studies and community facilities in North Lanarkshire and we are currently seeking to recruit independent directors to the Board. Click on th link for more details.
The red ribbon is the international symbol of AIDS Awareness and has been in existence for over 20 years now. It is a simple and powerful way to challenge stigma and prejudice around HIV and support people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is on Saturday 1st December 2012 an ideal way to raise awareness among all communities about HIV and to show support for people living with HIV.
Click on the link above for details of The Moira Anderson Foundation's Christmas Fayre on Saturday 1st December.
Coatbridge College is holding an information day this coming Tuesday for people interested in starting one of the evening classes in January. Click on the link for more details.
Welfare Reform/Fuel Poverty Event
Craigneuk Community Council are holding an event for the people of Craigneuk and the surrounding areas around the issues of Welfare Reforms, Fuel Poverty and Energy Advice.
Click on the link to read OSCR's equality strategy consultation.This strategy outlines how OSCR will seek to advance equality and meet its equality duties through its
work in an effective and proportionate manner.
Click on the link to read our new bulletin
A team of enthusiastic workers from a local company led by example as part of Make a Difference Day 2012 festivities by making a huge difference to the life of one grateful North Lanarkshire citizen.
Free Training Opportunity with Voluntary Action Fund
As part of our Community Grant support programme, Voluntary Action Fund would like to invite you to one of our free half-day workshops on Managing Money or Making Successful Funding Applications during November 2012.
Applications are now open for the 20th year of Lanarkshire’s premier awards celebration.
Click on the link above for more details on the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards.
Click on the link above to complete North Lanarkshire Council's survey on the various savings options.
SCVO invites you to Taking on Welfare Reform Conference
21 November 2012
Click on the link for more details.
Invitation to free training workshop for community organisations
Voluntary Action Fund is delighted to invite smaller organisations to a workshop aimed at helping local groups become more sustainable.
Details of a free training course for those who are keen to embed intergenerational approaches within their programmes of work.
This is a FREE 2 day course to provide trainers with skills and ideas to run their own healthy eating and cookery sessions. Click on the link for more details/
TURKEY RED TALES AND MEMORIES
Show and Tell Community Workshop
Loch Lomond Galleries, Main Street, Alexandria
1st December 2012, 12-3pm
Single Parents and Tax Credits – Glasgow 13th November 2012
Free places available for Voluntary and Community Sector staff
The Seven Lochs Volunteers group have a range of forthcoming events and activities. Click on the link above for more details.
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire has been contacted by North Lanarkshire Council Education Department regarding a large schools event being organised for Thursday 1 November 2012 at Coatbridge College to launch the Prince's Trust XL programme within secondary schools in North Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire NHS Board - Chair appointment
NHS Lanarkshire is looking for a Chair to lead its Board
Nominations are open for the Daily Record’s Scottish Health Awards which are looking to give recognition to those who work in and with NHSScotland, especially staff who do an exceptional job and who are prepared to go that extra mile to deliver these services.
Details of the Living Well Event to be held onFriday 5th October - Cumbernauld New Town Hall
Equality for all - help shape our future-
Saturday 29th September- Cumbernauld New Town Hall.
The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is delighted to announce the next deadlines for its popular small community grant programme. Community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for up to £1,000 and receive free training if their annual income is under £25,000.
Now Your're Talking are hosting a forthcoming event "Life Is For Everyone" on 7th September at 7pm in the Muirfield Centre Main Hall.
CEiS are offerin free training in Social Media strategie. Click on the link above for more details
Details of a forthcoming event from the Health and Wellness Hub
The Moira Anderson Foundation have organised a series of findraising events for 2012. Click on the link for more details.
Zero Waste Scotland has recently launched a new £250,000 fund to give community groups, as well as local authorities, businesses and landowners, the chance to trial innovative projects to prevent littering in the first place.
Social Enterprise Scotland - Annual Social Enterprise Awards 2012 Announced
Invitation to apply / make a nomination for the 2012 Social Enterprise Awards.
Lanarkshire is preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a range of events from a weekend festival to business and community visits and a special multi-faith service.
Details of a new media project from VANL.
An update on the Social Car Rental Scheme.
North Lanarkshire Disability Access Panel - Newsletter
Download a copy of North Lanarkshire Disability Access Panel's Spring newsletter.
Volunteering Opportunities with Sacro
Sacrp are seeking to recruit volunteer/mentors to support men and women who are or who have recently been in the criminal justice system.
Volunteering Opportunities with the British Red Cross in Lanarkshire.
Details of new volunteering opportunities with the British Red Cros.s
The Scottish Spina Bifida Association is currently recruiting 'Volunteer Community Ambassadors'
Protection of Vulnerable Groups / Police Act Disclosure Surgeries
Details of forthcoming surgeries to assist organisations with PVG or Police Act Disclosures
Masters in Citizenship and Human Rights by Learning Contract
SCVO receives support from ESF funding in Highlands & Islands to develop this programme
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire is pleased to announce the launch of the Saltire Awards in North Lanarkshire as of 1 April 2012.
NHS Lanarkshire is reviewing its policy which prohibits smoking on all its grounds.
Details of sessional work opportunities with Sacro's Intensive Support & Monitoring Service
Lead Scotland - National Conference
Details of Lead Scotland's national conference which is to be held on Friday 8th June 2012 in Dundee.
Airdrie and District Round Table have launched their Small Grants Fund to help smaller groups in Airdrie, Coatbridge and surrounding villages, who cannot access funds from mainstream sources.
Details ofThe aPLaNet LLP project
National Lottery Draw Show host and new mum, Jenni Falconer, is calling on people in Lanarkshire to nominate local Good Causes for the National Lottery Awards 2012 – the annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.
Details of the next Equally Well seminar.
North Lanarkshire Connections are recruiting for four new clubs that are free to join. Click on the link for more details.
Just Enterprise - Training Opportunities
The Just Enterprise programme is offering a range of workshops (including finance training, procurement & tendering awareness and a variety of business development topics) in a spread of locations throughout Scotland
The Scottish Community Foundation currently have vacancies for volunteer grants assessors