LGBT Youth Scotland (LGBTYS) is looking for a new Youth and Community Development Officer to facilitate their youth work services in the Forth Valley area. The position is part-time at 30 hours per week, with a salary of £25,401 – £28,122 per annum (pro rata), and hybrid working. Applicants should be enthusiastic, innovative, and passionate about youth work and community development. The position will involve developing creative workshops for youth groups, and providing goal orientated support for young people. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday 13th June.
The Circle Academy’s Cohort 6, funded by Scottish Government, is now drawing to a close, and will finish with a virtual pitch contest on Thursday 9th June, 3pm – 5pm. This year, The Circle Academy has opened the contest to members of the public, with free places available. Finalist candidates from the cohort will talk about their projects for 3 minutes, pitching in front of the event audience, and a judging panel, for the chance to win a small amount of funding for their work. The panel will then determine the winner.
Volunteer Scotland’s Volunteer Practice Team is holding a series of free online sessions, via Zoom, to discuss what quality standards are available to support groups and organisations, and their volunteer programme. The first session takes place on Tuesday 7th June (the last day of Volunteers’ Week), 2pm – 4pm, via Zoom.
The Henry Duncan Grants’ 2022 round is now open for applications. Managed by the Corra Foundation, this year’s funding is open groups and organisations who support children and young people aged 6 – 26 years old, who are experiencing inequality. Grassroots organisations with an annual income of £500,000 or less can apply for up to £8,000 a year, for up to 5 years. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 5th July.
The Telecare Team at Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme is seeking the views of people who either use Telecare at the moment, or who might use it in the future. The team is inviting third sector organisations who work directly with people who may benefit from using a telecare service, to carry out targeted stakeholder engagement on their behalf to better understand the requirements of communities. 20 grants of £1,500 each are available to support organisations in carrying out this engagement. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th June.
The new Our Place website – designed to support the Place Principle and place-based working – is now live. The site has information, tools and resources for people, communities, public, third and private sectors to help support the benefits of place-based working for communities, particularly in tackling inequalities and climate change.
The next meeting of the Third Sector Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum (VSCSF) will be on Thursday 9th June, 1pm – 3pm via Teams.
NHS Forth Valley is currently developing the Forth Valley Suicide and Drugs-Related Deaths (DRD) Prevention Plan, and are keen to hear from people on what they would like to see included in this plan. The next event takes place on Wednesday 1st June, 10am – 12pm via Teams, with the next in-person event at the FDAMH offices on Wednesday 6th June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Booking is essential.
Social Security Scotland is holding a series of free online events for stakeholders ahead of the process to transfer the awards of adults (living in Scotland) who currently receive the Disability Living Allowance from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The gradual process will begin this summer, replacing the Allowance with the new Adult Disability Payment, which will be administered by Social Security Scotland. The next event takes place on Tuesday 28th June, 10:30am – 12pm, with other events planned throughout July.
Strathcarron Hospice has launched its new Live Your Life team and support line. Anyone living with, or caring for someone, with a life limiting illness across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, can now speak directly to the Live your Life Team, without requiring a professional referral. These experienced nurses, creative arts facilitators, complementary therapists and community-based connectors and volunteers offer practical, clinical and emotional support and advice. The support line is available Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm by phone: 01324 827383, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org