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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.

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2015: Celebrating local volunteering

Volunteers Week 1-7th June, Skye and Lochalsh CVO are celebrating with groups to say thank you to their volunteers.

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Help to Invigorate Portree’s Community

  • How do you feel about community activities/facilities in Portree?
  • Do you have a vision of what you want?
  • Have you a place you can get your voice heard?

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are looking for individuals, community groups, businesses, health and social care providers and anyone else who is interested to take part in a workshop on the 14th May. The workshop will look at how we can work together to build community lead development in Portree.

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Run for Colour - Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice are delighted to announce the 2015 date for Run for Colour will be the 4th July. 

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Scottish Women’s Convention – Temporary Administration Assistant

The Scottish Women’s Convention requires a temporary Administrative Assistant on a part-time basis. 

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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 13th June 2015.

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Upcoming Training by Skye and Lochalsh CVO

Reminder of the next upcoming training courses provided by SLCVO.

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What is the impact of welfare reform on women?

The Scottish Women's Convention (SWC) has decided to undertake a short survey.

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Highland LEADER funding outcome awaited

In common with other rural areas across Scotland, the Highland LEADER Programme is currently working to secure an allocation from the Scottish Government to deliver the Programme across the Highlands until 2020. 

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Community Stroke Services Needs Volunteers

Stroke is the major cause of disability throughout Scottish communities and almost everyone knows someone who has been affected.  In the Highlands and Islands alone almost 10,000 people are living with the effects of stroke. Leading medical charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland runs community stroke services throughout the country and is appealing for volunteers to help run its stroke support services on Skye.

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Social Enterprise Census

First ever Census of Social Enterprise in Scotland.

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Calling all local Community Groups! Volunteers wanted for Isle of Skye Half Marathon

Can your community group spare some time to help out with the Isle of Skye Half Marathon?

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Carers Network Bulletin

Download the latest edition of the Carers Network Bulletin.

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Highland Senior Citizens Network Spring Newsletter

Download the latest spring newsletter here. 

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The Saltire Awards for Volunteering

The Saltire Awards is a national programme designed to recognise the achievements of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who take part in volunteering. 

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Skye and Lochalsh CVO Training

Throughout spring, Skye and Lochalsh CVO will be running a series of free courses focusing on the set up and running of community groups and charities. 

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Local funding now available

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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Befrienders Highland Are Looking For Volunteers

Befrienders Highland are looking for people to provide friendship over the telephone to people with dementia and their carers.

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Minutes From Health and Social Care Forum 4/12/14

Minutes from most recent meeting can be read here. 

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The Creative Breaks funding programme is now open for applications.

Creative Breaks provides grants to third sector organisations working in Scotland to increase the range and choice of short break opportunities for carers of adults, kinship carers, young carers and the people they care for.

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From The Land Of The Big Sky To Skye

In April of this year, North Norfolk resident Keith Packer will be cycling from his home in Melton Constable to the Isle of Skye, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Improving Health – Developing Effective Practice

This blended learning course has been developed by NHS Health Scotland to enable staff from all agencies to take forward the local and national drive to improve health and reduce health inequalities. It is accredited by Robert Gordon’s University Aberdeen for 15 points at level 9 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

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Skye Agricultural Society Secretary Wanted.

Skye Agricultural Society is looking for new volunteers to join their committee.

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Volunteer Scotland interviews Skye Volunteers

Volunteer Scotland interviewed a few of Skye's dedicated volunteers.

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Columba 1400 Facilitators Wanted

Columba 1400 are recruiting for facilitators to join our inspiring team in Staffin on the Isle of Skye to develop this important area of work.  

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More Money for People and Communities Fund

 

Scottish Govenment announces additional funding of £5.6 million for the People and Communities Fund in 2015-16.

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Local Charities Invited To Get Online And Talk Funding

Charities working in communities across Scotland are invited to have an online chat about funding opportunities with Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. 

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Considering a New Year career change? Start a Social Enterprise in 2015

Bank of Scotland and the School for Social Entrepreneurs are calling out to motivated entrepreneurs with a desire to inspire social change to realise their dream by offering them a funding grant, business mentorship and year-long training programme.

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Crossroads Care Skye & Lochalsh are looking for volunteers

Volunteer Opportunity with Crossroads Care.

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Sleep Training For Autism Practitioners

In Spring 2015 Sleep Scotland will be running training for professionals working with children and/or young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder within Scotland.

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The Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross & Assynt District Partnership

Highland Council and NHS meeting.  

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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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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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Volunteers needed for Talking Newspaper

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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