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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.

Opportunities For Young People To Get Event Experience

Play Pieces are delighted to have gained support from the Voluntary Action Fund to create 20 event experience opportunities for young people in the Highlands, which will include Event Management, Event Liaison and Technical Strands.

 

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Highland Homelessness Conference

"The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s green where you water it." Homeless Action Inverness are delighted to invite you to come along to be inspired, to learn and to network. 

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Concerned About Harm Or Abuse Of An Older Person?

Help is just a phone call away.

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A Patient Education Evening

Are you, or someone you know, affected by chest or heart conditions?

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The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015

The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015 report is now published.

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Why Volunteering is Good For Your Mental Health

Volunteering is good for your mental health, especially in middle age and beyond, according to a new study.

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Active Highland Champion Skye

Step It Up Highland (SIUH) would like a presence in Skye to motivate and encourage their walk leaders in their volunteering roles.

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Skye Sailing Club Chosen As Venue For Special Film Installation

Skye-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts has partnered with London-based Artangel to bring an artwork on loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate to the Isle of Skye. The film work will be presented in the unique setting of the sailing club in Portree and will launch with a very special performance by Portree and Strath Gaelic choirs.

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Women@work Information And Support Worker

WEA Scotland have a job vacancy for a Information and Support Worker based in Inverness. 

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HR and General Assistant

WEA Scotland have a job available based in Edinburgh. 

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Women's Fund For Scotland

The Women’s Fund are now re-open for applications.

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Stories, Stones and Bones Funding

Heritage Lottery Fund are delighted to be able to introduce you to their new initiative Stories, Stones and Bones. Helping local groups celebrate Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 with funding from £3,000 - £10,000 and a desire to see more people and new people engage with Scotland’s heritage through it.

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Investing in Volunteers (IiV)

Achieving IiV gives organisations the opportunity to improve and develop practice and recognises commitment to high quality volunteer management.

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Youth Achievement Award

Youth Achievement Awards offer significant opportunities for young people to develop the four Curriculum for Excellence capacities: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.  They recognise young people's contributions in a variety of settings including youth work, volunteering, active citizenship, and formal education.

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Communities Encouraged To Get ‘Winter Ready’ With £165k Resilience Fund

Communities in the North of Scotland are being urged to take advantage of a competitive fund designed to help them prepare for severe winter weather before applications close on 11 August 2016. 

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Bowel Health & Screening Workshop

Led by an experienced Bowel Cancer UK Health Promotion team in conjunction with NHS Highland, this half day (4 hours) interactive workshop will provide detailed information on

  • The bowel screening programme.
  • Bowel cancer signs and symptoms.
  • Risk factors.
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Skye and Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations Annual General Meeting 2016

Everyone is welcome to come along and join SLCVO for their Annual General Meeting.

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Child Protection Training

The session is being run by Annette Webb who is affiliated to Sterling University and is an expert on Child Protection.

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NHS Highland Reach Out Campaign

Reach Out has one aim which is to encourage individuals and community groups throughout the Highlands and Argyll and Bute to make a difference for someone who’s lonely.

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West Highland College Summer Workshops

West Highland College – UHI are running a number of Summer workshops at the College. 

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Your Experience Of Support From The Highland Business Sector

The Highland Third Sector Interface is working with the local business community to understand the level of support that it gives to our sector in the Highlands. There appears to be an interest from the Business Sector to learn more about how they can support Third Sector Organisations, but at present, it is not always clear how to do this. 

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Charitable Trading & The Law

Join Karen Maclean-Yuille and Polly Chapman from HISEZ for this free 'Just Enterprise' workshop which will look broadly at the legal framework for charitable trading.

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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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