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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.

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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Employability Third Sector Highland Forum

Open to any third sector group interested or contributing to the employability of people living within the Highland.

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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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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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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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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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