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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.

Pension Questions Answered

HTSI have now secured the services of Tom Calvert to present a session to help answer some questions around pension reform.

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Taking a Person-Centred Approach to Health Behaviour Change

Module 1: Raising the Issue and Brief Interventions 1 day course: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at 9th and 30th September Kyleakin Hall

To increase the effectiveness of practitioners to take a person-centred and strength-based approach to supporting people to change behaviour.

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Taking a Person-Centred Approach to Behaviour Change

Module 2: Motivational Interviewing Training -2 separate days: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm 9th and 30th September, Kyleakin Hall

To help practitioners to take a person-centred and strength-based approach to supporting people to make changes, using a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach.

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Columba1400 15th Anniversary

Columba 1400 have celebrated their 15th Anniversary and want to share their celebrations with everyone.

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Children’s Hospice Association Scotland Needs Volunteers

Help raise awareness of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) in Skye & Lochalsh

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RACCE Meeting in Skye

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s visit to Skye. 

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Dyslexia Scotland Skye and Lochalsh Need Volunteers

Dyslexia Scotland Skye and Lochalsh looking for a treasurer and volunteers to join the committee.

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Digital Challenge Fund Open for Applications

The Digital Participation Challenge Fund, administered by SCVO, is open for applications. This is a great opportunity for groups who want to further digital inclusion – or to build digital skills, capacity or opportunities within your organisation or community. Applications to this third round close on 4th September.

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Highland Cross Call for Charities

Highland Cross - Call to charities who wish to apply for funding.


The Highland Cross Organising Committee is calling on registered charities which provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of the Highlands to apply for funding.

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Community Council Elections 2015

This September is your opportunity to get involved in the community by becoming a member of your local Community Council.

Community Councils act as a voice for the local area: they meet regularly to discuss issues affecting their area, including planning and licensing applications and one of their core functions is to represent the views of the local community. Many also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities for the benefit of the community. This is your opportunity to work with other people to represent the views of your community.

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Youth Participation in Community Councils

If you are 16 or older and are on the electoral register,  you can become a Community Councillor at the next election.


Why should You get involved?
Community Councils can tell the Highland Council about problems and if there are no young voices in the Community Council, problems affecting young people might be missed. For example, if the local youth club needs more funding, or there isn’t any public transport to the nearest town centre at the weekends.

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Young Highlander Receives Prestigious Award at House of Lords

Ruraidh Stewart (16) from Balmacara, Lochalsh was recently honoured with a Jubilee Award for Public Service during a ceremony at the House of Lords. The award recognises outstanding practical action in the service of others.

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Support for Silver Sunday campaign 4th October, 2015

It is now three years ago that Silver Sunday was set up - www.silversunday.org.uk – to provide a national day of free events and activities for older people, to highlight and address the loneliness and isolation suffered by a third of the older population.

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OSCR Wants Your Charity’s Views

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is asking for representatives of charities to participate in a survey. OSCR are looking for charity trustees, paid charity workers and volunteers to help with the research.

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Free - Family Conflict Resolution Training

SCCR are offering free Family Conflict Resolution Training in Inverness on 22 September – venue tbc.

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New Support for Health Charities

The GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards have now opened for applications.

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Rhoda Grant Labour MSP visits SLCVO Office

Rhoda Grant, MSP for Highlands and Islands pops in for a chat!

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Portree Nursery Needs Your Help

Portree Nursery are looking for donations for their project to update and refurbish the premises.

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Child Protection and Highland Practice Model Training Available in Skye

Details of local child protection training for paid staff and volunteers this autumn can be found here.

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Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland are seeking new members

The Scottish Government are looking to appoint new members to the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS), which advises the Government on making transport accessible for disabled people.

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Job Vacancy - Office Administrator Rag Tag n Textile

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Office Administrator in Rag Tags Broadford office.The successful candidate will be responsible for all Office & Book-keeping tasks in order to facilitate daily operations of Rag Tag Business.

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ProjectScotland

ProjectScotland help young Scots aged 16 to 30 to get on in life by volunteering full-time with one of our partner charities and not for profit organisations.

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Glendale Trust - Part time Farmers Market Project Co-Ordinator

The Glendale Trust is seeking a committed part time project coordinator.

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Viewfield Garden Collective have a new volunteer opportunity available!

Are you interested in gardening and horticulture? If so this could be a great opportunity.

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Third Sector Award 2015 - Nominations Now Open

The Highland Third Sector Interface is delighted to bring you the Third Sector Awards for 2015.

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Volunteers Required Urgently

Various Groups needing new volunteers.

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Volunteers needed for Charity Shop

Can you spare a few hours a week?

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Volunteers Week Thank You Lunch 2nd June 2015

SLCVO are delighted to award a few of our local volunteers with a “Thank You” certificate.

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Community Charity Fundraising Event Saturday 13 June - Portree High School

A fun day out for everyone at the Isle of Skye Half Marathon.

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It’s All in the Database

Social enterprise freedatabase.org.uk celebrates its third birthday!

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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland Volunteer Recruitment- Fundraising-Team-Leader

Can you help put some fun into fundraising?

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) events can be anything from coffee mornings and discos to pub quizzes, or anything fun and innovative that will help to promote Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland and raise money.  In order for their service to bereaved people to continue it is essential that CBCS raise funds on an ongoing basis.

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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland Volunteer Recruitment- Funding Administrator

If you have knowledge, experience and a passion for raising funding this opportunity is for you. 

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Public Consultation Survey - Alcohol & Drugs

What improvements would you like to see in your area that would help reduce the harm from alcohol and drugs?

 

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Creating opportunities in working together to build community led development in Portree

Skye and Lochalsh CVO would like to thank all who took part in the ‘Plans for Portree’ workshop held on the 14 May 2015. The workshops were well attended, with participants representing several groups, organisations and individuals that make up Portree’s community.  

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Dunvegan Rainbows & Brownies are Little Stars!

Some of Dunvegan Rainbows & Brownies members have been awarded a Little Star Certificate for their brilliant job cleaning up Loch Caroy beach.

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Community Champions - North West Scotland

Are you someone who understands the impact mental health stigma and discrimination can have on people’s lives?  Would you like to join See Me and help lead a programme of change across Scotland?

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Grants from £50 to £250 for groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities

Action Earth Awards from £50.00 to £250.00 are available to groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities. This could include improving ponds, woodlands, meadows and other green spaces to make them more wildlife friendly. Create new habitats by planting nectar-rich flowers, fruit-bearing trees or shrubs. 

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Child Protection Training Calendar

Highland Council's updated Child Protection Training Calendar

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Rural Development Approval

Scottish programme agreed by Europe

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Exciting Opportunity for your Volunteers

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations working in partnership with Columba 1400 are delighted to offer this exciting leadership course. 

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Recruiting for Young Arts Ambassadors

Young Scot are currently working in partnership with Creative Scotland, around the National Youth Arts Strategy.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Retained Vacancies - Highland Area

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for RDS Firefighter positions within the Retained Duty System.

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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

The annual SMHAFF will run nationally from 10-31 October.  In Highland, the festival is being co-ordinated by a multi-agency group led by Alison Clark at Highland Council.

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

Volunteers Week is the 1-7th June, Skye and Lochalsh CVO are celebrating with our groups to say thankyou to their volunteers.

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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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Job Vacancy with Generations Working Together

Generations Working Together (GWT) have a Job Vacancy for a Local Network Development Officer ( Highlands & Islands )

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Carbon Clever Fund

The Carbon Clever Community Grant Fund has been established to help Highland communities reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, take leadership on carbon reduction, engage with others, raise awareness of climate change issues and promote low carbon behaviour. Local projects will help achieve our Carbon Clever target of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025. 

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