We’re continuing our countdown to Falkirk Funders Fayre (less than 7 weeks to go now!) with spotlights on the day’s exhibitors. Today we’re focusing on Firstport and Community Shares Scotland! Both organisations, along with all our other funders and exhibitors, will be available to speak with at the event on Tuesday 10th March, 10am –…
With less than 8 WEEKS until Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020, we thought we’d highlight this year’s exhibitors, starting with the leaders of our afternoon’s now SOLD OUT presentation, THINK Consulting Solutions. THINK and all our other exhibitors will be available to speak with at the event, taking place on Tuesday 10th March, 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, 130 Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. Tickets are free and can be booked through the Eventbrite page.
The Community Justice Partnership seeks to support and manage people who have committed offences from the point of arrest, through prosecution, custody or community disposal and alternatives, until they are reintegrated. With the current Outcomes Improvement Plan due for revision before Tuesday 31st March, third sector groups and organisations are invited to take part in discussion during the next Safer Communities Forum meeting on Wednesday 15th January.
Following on from another successful Funders Fayre in 2019, CVS Falkirk and Falkirk Council are pleased to announce that we are hosting another FREE Falkirk Funders Fayre on Tuesday 10th March on Bowhouse Community Centre, 130 Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. The event is designed to give third sector, charity and voluntary organisations the opportunity to meet with a range of diverse funders and to learn about the various grant funding schemes that are available. Think Consulting Solutions will be delivering a presentation at 12:30pm on the subject of “Community Fundraising”. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite along with your main ticket for the day; spaces at the presentation are strictly limited, and awarded on a first come basis.
The Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) is holding a local Equality Hustings event ahead on next week’s General Election. The event takes place on Friday 6th December, 6pm – 8:30pm at Bo’ness Town Hall, Stewart Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9NJ. The hustings is an opportunity to hear from candidates standing in the 2019 General Election on issues of equality affecting the East Falkirk and Linlithgow areas, and for attendees to put their equality-related questions to the candidates. This event is free, but places are limited and booking is essential.
We at CVS Falkirk are pleased to announce we have released our 2018/19 Annual Review. The review, launched at our recent AGM, details our activities throughout the last year, and reiterates our commitment to supporting a strong, vibrant third sector in Falkirk, and improving the lives of the people who live and work here.
An update on information and resources available during the ongoing Falkirk gas supply emergency, as of Tuesday 3rd December (including Langlees Primary School again opening their dinner hall 1pm – 2pm to provide hot food for anyone still without gas, at David’s Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7RG). We’ll keep updating as we learn more.
Currently, thousands of homes across Falkirk are without heating due to a fault with SGN’s local gas distribution network. Some reports estimate this could last until Friday. Community resources and support are also available. At CVS Falkirk, we’re asking third sector organisations and partners who work with vulnerable people and families with young children to get in touch if they know about any other resources and emergency support plans, so we can spread them throughout our networks.
The Board of Directors and staff team at CVS Falkirk would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our AGM yesterday afternoon at St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, including all our members, our guests and partners, and those who attended from community groups based across the Falkirk district.
Last month, Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities, met with members of the Falkirk Older People’s Network at their quarterly meeting at the CVS Falkirk offices, where she provided an interesting and informative presentation on Scottish Government’s new framework and action plan, “A Fairer Scotland for Older People”. The Minister outlined the government’s commitment to improve services for older people and the progress in implementing the findings, and emphasised her excitement at being involved in the work.