Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) is looking for new volunteers to join their Board. There are 2 roles available: Board Member/Trustee and Treasurer/Trustee. FVRCC is a feminist organisation providing free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone over 13 years old in the Forth Valley areas (Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, and Stirling) affected by sexual violence. They are led by a voluntary Board of Trustees, who are women predominantly living or working in the area. The deadline for applications to each role is Monday 2nd August.
Scottish Government’s Volunteering Support Fund is now open for applications. This new £3.3 million fund will be delivered by Impact Funding Partners over the next 3 years, with organisations able to apply for up to £30,000, geared towards organisations in Scotland with an annual income of under £250,000, to help recruit additional volunteers who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, extending or expanding an existing one, and improve how volunteers are supported in their role. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 27th August.
CVS Falkirk is delighted to have recently presented dates-n-mates Falkirk with their Volunteer Friendly Award. The award recognises and rewards groups who go the extra mile to involve their volunteers, and demonstrates their commitment to those volunteers. dates-n-mates is Falkirk’s first group to achieve the award since its recent redesign.
Scottish Government’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF) is now open for applications. The fund aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities helping mitigate the impact of welfare reform, promote social inclusion, combat inequality, and increase partnership working. Organisations must have had an income of less than £200,000 in their last financial year. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 10th September.
The deadline for nominations for the Scottish Children’s Health Awards is 5pm on Friday 23rd July. The awards celebrate children who have shown great determination, and health professionals, teams and practitioners who have made a difference to children’s health.
The Macrobert Arts Centre at Stirling University is hosting outdoor performances of MESS next week, Wednesday 21st July – Friday 23rd July. MESS is a highly sensory live show for children and young people (aged 5 – 18 years old) with complex additional support needs, and their families, with frequent moments of stillness and silence. Tickets are £4.50, £6.50, or £8.50 (on a “pay what you can” model). There is also a travel subsidy available.
Scottish Government has confirmed that, from Monday 19th July, all of Scotland will move to Level 0. However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged everyone to follow the current safety measures in place in their area until that time, and to follow Level 0 guidance afterwards. As a result of the ongoing high number of cases in Scotland, face masks will remain mandatory (with medical exemptions in place).
NHS Forth Valley has extended their drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics until THIS SUNDAY. The clinics will run every day until Sunday 18th July (inclusive), 8:30am – 7pm at the Forth Valley College campuses in Falkirk, Stirling (not the Raploch campus), and Alloa. People from the following groups should attend: anyone aged 30 – 39 years old who has not had their first Pfizer vaccine; people over 40 years old who have not had their first AstraZeneca vaccine; anyone (of any age) who had their first Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine more than 9 weeks ago and now needs their second.
Go Forth and Clyde is currently recruiting a Development Manager. The position is 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of £29,000 per annum, based at Portdownie in Falkirk. (Reasonable requests for job share and flexible work requests will be considered.) This role includes managing and supporting volunteers and participants, funding and finance duties, and developing and managing a range of water and towpath based activities, including the lock-keeping programme. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th July.
NHS Forth Valley has organised further drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in rural Stirlingshire this weekend: Friday 9th July – Saturday 10th July, 8:30am – 7pm at the McLaren Community Leisure Centre, Callander, and Saturday 10th July – Sunday 11th July, 8:30am – 7pm at the Killearn Health Centre. The clinics are open to anyone over 18 years old who has not received their first vaccine, or anyone who received their first dose more than 8 weeks ago, and requires their second vaccine as a result. People in these groups can drop into any of these sessions, with no appointment necessary.