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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.

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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Free Training course - Surveying, designing & building community paths

Paths for All in partnership with Balloch Village Trust are offering community groups access to a free training course.

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Women on Board – Quality through Diversity

Changing the Chemistry, in collaboration with Women on Boards and the Institute of Directors, is running a free event hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on Thursday, 14 May, to encourage more women to consider applying for board positions.

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Changes To Employment Support Allowance Will Discriminate Against Women

Statement from Scottish Directors of Public Health

The Directors of Public Health in Scotland warn that a new scoring system to decide if claimants with mental health issues can get Employment Support Allowance because of a risk of harm to themselves or someone else will discriminate against women.

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Minginish Community Council Meeting Agenda

Download the Meetings agenda here. 

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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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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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