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Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh CVO local News page. It's the easy way to keep up to date with voluntary sector news in Skye & Lochalsh. To send us news items use the online submission form. To receive our local community e-bulletin with the latest news and events click here.

Portree Nursery Ltd Have A Great Opportunity Available

Portree Nursery Ltd are looking for a Modern Apprentice aged 16-19.

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Highland Third Sector Awards 2016

The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI)  are very excited to open nominations for the 2016 Third Sector Awards.

 

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Two Weeks Left To Apply For Tesco Bags Of Help Greenspace Funding

The deadline for applications to Tesco Bags of Help is fast approaching - midday on Fri 3 June 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups and organisations to bag a grant of up to £12,000 for their greenspace project.

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Volunteers Needed In Portree

Portree Community Council are looking for Portree residents willing to help do some gardening in Portree village centre. 

 

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Looking For Young Volunteers To Help At Local Event

People aged 12 - 25 have been offered the opportunity to help at a local community funding event ,Your Island, Your Cash, Your Choice and also receive a Saltire Award for taking part.

 

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North Skye Broadband LTD Are Looking For A Volunteer To Join Their Team

North Skye Broadband LTD are looking for a volunteer company secretary. 

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Transport Engagement Event Highlands & Islands

As a follow-up to the accessibility summit held last year, Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) are holding engagement events across Scotland to ask disabled people their views on actions towards removing barriers to accessible travel. This will guide the accessible travel plan.

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Accredited Free Courses

There is a great opportunity for 3rd sector staff across the whole of Scotland to access free accredited CPD learning opportunities for paid and unpaid staff, volunteers and befrienders.

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Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership - Annual Conference 31st May

Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP) wishes to invite representative from your agency or group to attend their annual conference.

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Volunteers’ Week 1-12 June 2016: Celebrating Local Volunteering

Volunteers Week is the 1st-12th June, Skye and Lochalsh CVO are celebrating with our groups to say thankyou to their volunteers.

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Benefits Of Volunteering

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

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The Highland LEADER Programme is now open and ready to receive applications!  

Funding of over £6.6m is available for projects which will benefit communities across the Highlands.

 

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Just Enterprise Event

Just Enterprise are delighted to announce we will be running their popular seminar on “Charitable Trading” at two locations in the Highlands and Islands area later this month.

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Interim Director for WEA Scotland Vacancy

WEA is currently recruiting for the position of Interim Director for WEA Scotland

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Highland Leader Information Event

LEADER is an EU fund aimed at promoting economic and community development within rural areas.

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Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young Peoples Programme

Dave Morton, Primary Mental Health Worker, has been trained in the delivery of Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young Peoples Programme. If there is enough interest  he would be happy to deliver this course here in SLWR  in the Autumn.

 

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Skye Dolphins association - Level 1 Swim Coaching Course

Skye Dolphins ASC based at the Fingal Centre in Portree are hoping to run a Level 1 Coaching course in the coming months.

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Would You Like To Meet With Friends In Portree?

Crossroads Care are organising a regular event for anyone of any age who may be feeling isolated, to meet new people. 

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Trustees and Directors Needed For Portree Nursery

Portree Nursery are needing volunteers to join their board as trustees or directors. 

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Skye And Lochalsh Mental Health Association Need Volunteer Directors

Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association are looking for people to join the board as directors, which has overall responsibility for the charity.

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Highlands & Islands Generations Working Together Conference

Generations Working Together is delighted to announce the programme for our Highlands & Islands Conference taking place on Friday 29th April from 10.30am – 3.30pm in the Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road; Inverness IV2 3JH.

 

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LifeScan Scotland – 4 Year Engineering Apprenticeship Programme

4 year Engineering Apprenticeship - Inverness Scotland

Joining the Engineering team at LifeScan will give you the opportunity for professional development and growth whilst studying. Pathways towards HNC, HND or Degree in Engineering are possible depending on your level of academic qualifications at the time of starting. In this role you will be part of a technically expert team providing innovative solutions in a creative environment.

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Introduction To Youth Work Training

High Life Highland Youth Service is facilitating an Introduction to Youth Work training session from 6-9pm on Monday, 25th April in the meeting room at Tigh Na Sgire (Council offices) in Portree.

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Free stalls available to charities at Skye Half Marathon

There is an opportunity for any charity or community group to have a stall at the finish line of the Isle of Skye Half Marathon on 11th June 2016.

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - Portree Office

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart or stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community.

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Your Island, Your Cash, Your Choice’ Skye & Raasay

Do you need £100 to £1,500 to put your idea into action?

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The Open University Launches Free Course For Voluntary Sector

The Open University Business School has announced the launch of its first free online course as part of the newly established Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. The philanthropically funded centre will become a primary resource for voluntary sector organisations giving access to leadership development modules and research-led insight.

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Tell Us What You Think And Be In For A Chance Of Winning £100 Amazon Vouchers!

Please tell us how you feel about the facilities and community life in Portree and Braes.

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Highland Adult Learning Partnership Conference

“I Never Knew I Could Do That” A day of Inspiration and Creativity for Adult Learners and people who work with Adult Learners. 

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National Living Wage Information Day

The National Living Wage will be introduced on 1 April 2016. ACAS Scotland will be running a information day in Inverness.  

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Daffodil Lunch

Portree & Braes Community Council are holding a free three course lunch for senior citizens. 

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Assistant Youth Worker required for Duirinish Youth Club In Dunvegan

Approx. 4 hrs per week for around 40 weeks. Mostly Friday evenings during term-time - £9.28ph

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Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau Need Volunteers

Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau are recruiting for volunteer committee members. 

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31st Ross and Sutherland Scouts Need Adult Leaders And Helpers

31st Ross and Sutherland Scouts are needing adults a new Scout leader and other leaders and helpers.

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Crossroads Portree Charity Shop Needs Volunteers

Want to improve your CV, meet new people and have fun whilst supporting the work of Crossroads? Why not consider becoming a Crossroads Shop volunteer? 

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High Life Highland Leadership Programme

The Leadership Programme offers a selection of awards from HLH using the familiar and quality courses from Sports Leaders UK , Scottish Governing Bodies for sport and youth work.

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Loneliness & Isolation On The Increase In The Highlands

Befrienders Highland Ltd (BHL) has today announced that loneliness and isolation are sadly on the increase in the Highland area.  In the past 12 months BHL coordinators have had over a 60% increase in the numbers of people who are referred for 1-1 supported volunteer befriending because of the loneliness created as a result of their mental illness or for those affected by dementia.  They have been battling to recruit and train enough people to match with those referred and are urgently needing the help of local communities if this situation is to be resolved.

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Free Third Sector Training Coming To Your local Area

Skye & Lochalsh CVO have been funded by High Life Highland to bring local third sector training courses to areas around Skye.

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Water Exemption Scheme Deadline Approaches

On 1st April 2015, the new Water and Sewerage Exemption Scheme was introduced by the Scottish Government for charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASC).

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Climate Challenge Fund Open

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) will continue for another year.

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OSCR Publishes Annual Report

Drawing on information from OSCR’s Annual Report and Accounts that were laid before Parliament in the Summer, the Review is designed as an easy to read reference, highlighting key facts and figures.

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Crossroads Care Are Recruiting

Skye & Lochalsh Crossroads have two new exciting job opportunities available based in Portree. 

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