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SHARED CARE SCOTLAND SEEKING NORTH LANARKSHIRE APPLICATIONS FOR 'BETTER BREAKS' FUND
In late September to early October, Shared Care Scotland will re-open its 'Better Breaks' fund to improve the lives of unpaid carers and the people they care for through developing more opportunities for them to get a break. The fund provides grants to organisations that work with disabled children and young people and their families. Typically, it funds projects like summer play schemes for disabled children, activity scheme of youth clubs for disabled young people, sports activities, befriending and buddying schemes, etc.
Applications to the fund from North Lanarkshire have been relatively low recently, and Shared Care Scotland is keen to receive local applications for 'Better Breaks', which is funded by the Scottish Government. Further information can be obtained by contacting Alison Stevenson at Shared Care Scotland on 01383 622462 or via e-mail at email@example.com
FREE training on Preparation and Examination of Charity Accounts
The course will run in Glasgow and Edinburgh:
Further information on The People's Health Trust from the latest press release.
Information about an upcoming event on 3rd August hosted by Scottish Autism. Contact Scottish Autism for more details.
Details of a forthcoming training session offered by Now You're Talking.
The achievements of young volunteers from volunteer-involving organisations and schools from across North Lanarkshire were celebrated in style by 60 local people at a very special recognition ceremony hosted by Voluntary Action North
The People's Health Trust will be opening their active communities fund on the 16th July. This fund is aimed at small local projects and is open to a wide range of activities. Read this update from VANL's Collins McKay for more infromation.
Gowkthrapple Organisation for Leisure and Development have organised a series of activities for the summer.See Jamie at CentrePoint or call 01698 274 670 for information.
The Scottish Spina Bifida Association provide a range of direct support services to over 3,000 children, young people, adults and families throughout Scotland.
We are seeking an energetic, articulate and proactive individual to develop and maintain the corporate and community income streams across Scotland with an emphasis on development within Lanarkshire
Closing Date - 13th July
In light of the latest round of welfare reforms, the introduction of the new 'Help to Work Scheme' has once again raised the issue of 'mandatory' volunteering. This potentially undermines a key principle of volunteering, that of free will. Therefore, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire has signed up to the campaign to "Keep Volunteering Voluntary" and would encourage our members to do likewise, as some have already done. Full information on how to become a signatory can be found here.
GET ACTIVE LANARKSHIRE - JOIN THE PLEDGE!
The Get Active Lanarkshire campaign is aiming to encourage Lanarkshire residents, businesses, organisations, clubs and schools to get more active, more often as part of Lanarksh
Support for Windows XP expires today - here are a few things you can do to keep your PC's secure
Are you worried about your memory? Do you have dementia? Do you care for someone with dementia?
NHS Lanarkshire is asking people their views on the GP Out Of Hours Service and how it could be improved.
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.
North Lanarksshire Council has agreed to consult on a draft new Community Asset Transfer Policy
Views on this policy from interested parties, including third sector organisations that have taken on an asset, or are considering taking on and running an asset are being sought by 9 May 2014.
For more information and to have your say by completing the online survey please click here.
RSPB Scotland is seeking the help of local organisations and companies willing to host a donation box to support the RSPB's conservation and environmental activity in the North
Demonstrate your organisation's commitment to resource efficiency and the environment
The Stroke Association in Scotland is now offering free training to organisations from the voluntary, statutory and private sector who provide social care services or community support.
HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is to expand its network of rapid HIV testing clinics to include two locations in Lanarkshire.
Moira Anderson Foundation is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Open Night on Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 7pm at The Tudor Hotel, Airdrie. Potential volunteers are being sought to support the organising with fundraising, befriending, administration and events organising.
The organisation, which was founded by Sandra Brown in the year 2000, provides a place of safety and support for children and adults who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse. If you would be interested in becoming a volunteer or attending the open evening, further information can be obtained by contacting Colin Scougal at Moira Anderson Foundation on 01236 602890, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A poster providing information about the upcoming information evening is attached.
Free Training Event for Community Workers - The Financial Ombudsman Service
The training day is aimed at all front-line community and advice workers who deal with enquiries from consumers about debt or other financial services related problems. Delegates typically include staff from Citizens Advice, money advisers/ debt support agencies, local council departments, charities (for example, Age UK) and other consumer support networks that are trusted advisers in their communities.
Deaf Services Lanarkshire are delighted to announce they will be providing another 3 dates in 2014. Click on the link for more details.
On 18th September this year, the people of Scotland are being invited to take part in a referendum on the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ The Scottish Government recently published Scotland’s Future, setting out its case for independence. Scottish Government Ministers are hosting discussions in communities across the country to talk about Scotland’s Future. This is your chance to ask questions about the issues that are important to you.
Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor is Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner. Working with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and Scotland’s leading businesses, Viridor operates a £100m Scottish network of advanced recycling infrastructure and is investing £500m to translate Scottish zero waste policy into practice.
One-off donations, of between £4,000 and £25,000, are available to pay for practical equipment and resources for charities operating around Tesco stores, and in the countries where Tesco sources from.
Third sector organisations are to have their say on Scottish Government proposals to exempt charities with a turnover of less than £75,000 per year from water and sewerage charges.
Details on how you can nominate a local voluntary group who make a difference in your community.
Do you know someone who helps out in your local community? Then give them a big thank you from the whole Commonwealth. We’re looking for local champions to carry the Queen’s Baton throughout Scotland. To nominate someone, go to glasgow2014.com/baton-relay
Please note the deadline has been extended to Friday 29th November.
Community groups in Scotland and surrounding areas have just two weeks left to apply for a grant to help local people lead Healthy Heart lifestyles.
Details of 1 day taster programmes exploring leadershp skills and strategies for working in partnership with statutory bodies
Employ-Able is a vital new service that helps veterans back to work. Set up by Poppyscotland and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health),it provides support, workshops, training and practical advice to assist veterans in their
search for a job.
Applications are now open for the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2014.
CRT are seeking applications from new and emerging social enterprises to submit an expression of interest to pitch for up to 10k at our Dragons Pit event in November, awardees will not only be in the running for an injection of cash but development support to help grow their social enterprise.
Download a copy of our quarterly magazine.
Details of forthcoming training courses offered by One Parent Families Scotland on
Welfare Reform, Universal Credit and the Child Maintenance Service
Coalfields Community Challenge Programme - Support for Social Enterprises
CRT have opened their doors for applications to the Coalfields Community Challenge Programme. The Programme aims to help develop new and emerging social enterprises who will create new sustainable employment opportunities through the delivery of a social enterprise in former coalmining communities
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.The topic for this next event will be Self-help and mental health at Motherwell College 1.30 - 3.30pm Tuesday 3rd September.
NHS Lanarkshire are running a series of stress control classes - click on the link above for more details or email email@example.com phone 08458 725 132.
Sleep better, feel more energised, get out more, gain confidence. Living Life to the Full is a free course that can help you tackle everyday problems that everyone faces from time to time. It’s also really useful if you are caring for someone who is feeling low, depressed or anxious.
The course is free and starts on Monday the 2nd of September for 8 weeks. 6.30pm-8pm in Shotts Community Centre. Call or email Fiona to book firstname.lastname@example.org 07919564155
Downlload a copy of the Best Possible Start newsletter. This issue contains information on topics such as the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, the new universal child health review and family nurse partnerships.
Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and development in social enterprise are now open for nominations.
Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership are offering a free one day training course which will cover basic nutrition, guideline daily amounts, 5-a-day, food labelling, portion sizes, the eatwell plate and cooking on a budget. Click on the link above for more information.
Click here to download a Course Booking Form in Word format.
Completed forms can be e-mailed to email@example.com
The Scottish Government is holding a series of Third Sector Briefing events in order to give third sector organisations the opportunity to discover more about the Early Years Collaborative. Click on the link above for more inforation.
There are so many unsung heroes who deserve to be honoured – but they need someone to nominate them! Women in particular are missing out: they made up only 43% of the New Year’s Honours List in 2012. And some regions are under-represented too – notably the Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North of England. You can help us to put that right
Peoples Health Trust Activities Communities Fund. This funding stream is not just for health related activities and is for projects who have an income of under £350,000 per annum and offers grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 for up to two years
The Greenspace Diary is your guide to greenspace events and activities around the towns and villages of North Lanarkshire.
This year's diary is bigger than ever and is crammed full of events and activities to suit all tastes. So if you want to find out more about the wonderful wildlife in your area or simply want to keep fit doing a healthy walk, the Greenspace Diary has an event for you..
Reshaping Care for Older People
We need your views to help shape the future of support and services in
North Lanarkshire. Find out more and Download a consultation draft copy of the North Lanarkshire Joint Strategic Commissioning Plan 2013 -2023.
Open Day for Postgraduate Programmes in Social Enterprise
The Social Enterprise Academy and Glasgow Caledonian University will be hosting two open days in Edinburgh and Glasgow to promote their joint postgraduate programmes in social enterprise.
Download a copy of our latest news bulletin.
Details of a forthcoming event hosted by Motherwell Citzens Advice Bureau on Saturday 22nd June from 10am - 2pm.
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
Liber8 Lanarkshire Limited is a charitable organisation which aims to reduce the effects of Alcohol and Substance Misuse within the Lanarkshire area
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.
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.
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