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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.

Is the NHS important to You, your Family and Friends?

Would You like to be able to help influence NHS decisions in Skye and Lochalsh? If YES, then become a Member of Skye and Lochalsh Public Partnership Forum ( Membership is Voluntary and Free)

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Women@Work Network Survey, Winter 2014/15

Women@Work Network Survey, Winter 2014/15 - The WEA Women@Work (W@W) Project provides information, training and opportunities for women in the Scottish Highlands.

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Men’s Sheds in Skye and Lochalsh

Men’s Sheds is an idea which started in Australia in 1996 when it was recognised that many men were both culturally inhibited and had few opportunities to talk about health and well-being issues. Men’s Sheds were seen as an ideal way to help promote social interaction.

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Viewfield Garden Collective are looking for two experienced new recruits

Two work posts are available - Development Manager & Project Administrator 

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Digital Photography Evening Course – West Highland College

Spaces still available

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Introduction to Preparing to Export – Food and Drink

Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Development International, is running an ‘Introduction to preparing to export food and drink’ workshop on Skye on the 11th  and 12th  March 2015.

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Do you have an example of good practice?

Rural Ministry News and Resources are looking to compile more case studies of good practice in rural churches.

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NHS Jobs -Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (HADP) Development Manager, ASSYNT HOUSE, INVERNESS

An exciting post has become available to support Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (HADP) to progress a range of activities that span from prevention through to recovery. 

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Volunteers needed for Talking Newspaper

Can you spare a couple of hours once every 6 weeks?

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Health and Social Care Open Day

Health and Social Care Open Day in Portree

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Does your Community Group need a Health Check?

Is your group/committee Fit for Action? Could your Community or Volunteer Group benefit from a Health Check?

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Scottish Education Awards 2015 awards

There are 17 awards available across a range of categories covering all areas of education. New awards for this year include learning for sustainability, making languages come alive and transforming lives through partnerships.

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Skyedance Classes

New Skyedance classes for 2015.

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Skye Permaculture AGM

Annual General Meeting of Skye Permaculture to be held on Wednesday January 14th.

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Digital Leaders 100 nominations now open

Run by Digital By Default News in partnership with the Digital Leaders programme, this year’s awards will name the top 100 Digital Leaders across 10 categories, including an award for ‘Charity/Social Enterprise Digital Leader of the Year.’

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Mental Health Awareness Training

Citizens Advice Bureau are to hold a Mental Health Awareness Training session on Wednesday 4th February.

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The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Every week, Galaxy will be donating five cash awards to local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland.

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The Scottish Charity Awards 2015

The Scottish Charity Awards 2015 are now open for entries and are the perfect way to shine a light on your successes and celebrate the hard work and dedication of your staff and volunteers.

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Creative Place Awards 2015

Launched in 2012, the Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture - enabling them to build on their strengths and to try new things.

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West Highland College Courses

West Highland College have some great courses for the new year.

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Violence Against Women Partnership - FREE White Ribbon Speaker Training in Highland

White Ribbon Scotland is part of an international campaign which involves men in tackling violence against women. The organisation’s Speaker Training is an interactive day which provides participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to speak out against violence against women.

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Health Social Care Forum Minutes

Minutes from the latest Health Social Care Forum meeting 

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Highlands & Islands Digital Health Checks/ Workshops

Digital Health Checks to be held throughout the Highlands & Islands

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Resource Efficient Scotland

This Scottish Government programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland has been designed to help the public, private and third sectors to reduce costs by implementing resource efficiencies in energy, water, raw materials and waste management.  They offer free advice and technical support as well as the sharing of best practice and new technologies.  This is open to all organisations in the private, public and third sector in Scotland.

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FOOD WASTE PROGRAMME FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES 2014/15

Zero Waste Scotland is offering funding to support Local Authorities in their weekly collection of food waste. The Programme will help deliver the aims of the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan and help Authorities meet their obligation under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

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Business Advice Clinics

Business Gateway to run 10 Business Advice Clinics across the Highlands.

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Minute-Taking Volunteer Wanted

Portree Community Council have a volunteer opportunity. 

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Skye and Lochalsh Drug and Alcohol Forum

Latest Minutes from SLDAF Meeting

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Carers Trust are looking for Young Adult Carers

Carers Trust Scotland is recruiting for participants for the Time To Be Heard (TTBH) Electronic Young Adult Carer (E-YAC) consultation group for Scotland.

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Introduction to Committee Responsibilities

Thursday 4 December, Kyle Village Hall, 2pm to 3pm

Are you involved with a community group committee?

  • Would you like information on your legal duties and responsibilities?
  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like committee training or support in taking your group forward?


Join SLCVO Chief Development Officer Meg Gillies who will be presenting an Introduction to Committee Responsibilities. This is a free training session for anyone who is a member of a community group committee, charity trustee or Board member.

For more information contact SLCVO on 01478 612921 or email info@slcvo.org.uk

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Mapping of Older Adult Services

We need your help with information for local groups and services

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are currently conducting a mapping exercise to ensure all Older Adult Services in the Wester Ross, Skye and Lochalsh area are included in the Living It Up portal and ALISS, a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.

We are looking for any group, club, committee, community organisation which has as its primary aim Adult Health. Visit the Skye and Lochalsh CVO website for more information and to register details.

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SLCVO Open Day for Community Group Committee Members

Wednesday 3 December SLCVO Office, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree 11am - 6pm

Are you involved with a community group committee?

  • Would you like information on your legal duties and responsibilities?
  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like committee training or support in taking your group forward?

Join Skye and Lochalsh CVO Community Development team on 3 December who can help and support you in your role of community group committee member

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Community Group Outreach Drop-in

Thursday 4 December Kyle Village Hall, 10am - 3pm

Are you involved with a community group or project?

  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like information on Committee responsibilities?
  • Do you need help recruiting volunteers?
  • Could your group be a social enterprise?

Come along to Skye and Lochalsh CVO Outreach Day for help and support in all aspects of community group development, volunteer recruitment and social enterprise growth

 

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Information day on Crohn's and Colitis

Living with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease - Open Information Day

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Adult Services in Skye, Lochalsh and West Ross

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are currently conducting a mapping exercise to ensure all Older Adult Services in the Skye, Lochalsh and West Ross area are located in a central portal, in order to better streamline access by the public to important information which will enable and empower older adults in the decisions they make about their own healthcare. 

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Free video about digital marketing for small charities

Digital marketing for small charities - where do I start? (Video) is produced by Charity Digital News and gives an overview of the main digital tools available for small charities.

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Parts 4 and 5 of nfpSynergy's volunteering report now available

The New Alchemy - mechanics and engagement. Parts 4 and 5 of the nfpSynergy volunteering report look at motivations, engagement and retaining of volunteers. They look at two specific issues: changing volunteering mechanics, and volunteering engagement amongst key demographics.  The information provides groups looking to recruit and retain volunteers an insight into what volunteers are looking for.

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Funding for life-saving defibrillators

Scottish Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator Application

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Exploring Social Enterprise Learning Programme.

Free for any Scottish based community group with an interest in tackling climate change

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