The second Forth Valley Third Sector Conference on Wednesday 13th February surpassed all our expectations to be one of the most exciting, engaging events in recent years.
Sacro are holding a FREE volunteer recruitment event on Tuesday 19th February, 3pm – 7pm at their office, 29 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH4 5DS. They are looking for volunteers to provide support to people affected by, and responsible for, harm. They are particularly interested in volunteers with lived experience of the criminal justice system.
Sustrans are currently looking for volunteers in the Falkirk area as part of their “I Bike” project, particularly Cycle Ride Leader volunteers. They are particularly looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping with the led rides; to support this role, Sustrans have organised upcoming Cycle Ride Leader training on Saturday 23rd March, for those who would like to volunteer on a more formal basis.
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland (formerly the Big Lottery Fund Scotland) is inviting applications from third sector organisations for its Young Start fund. Grants of £10,000 – £100,000 are available for projects helping young people aged 8 – 24 years old overcome barriers to realise their potential.
Through its Small Grants Programme, the People’s Postcode Trust offers grants of £500 – £20,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 1 year. The closing date for submitting an expression of interest is Wednesday 20th February.
Our Falkirk Funders Fayre 2019 stallholders, Crowdfunder Scotland, in partnership with Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER, are running a FREE introductory workshop on Tuesday 19th February, 6pm – 7pm at Behind the Wall, 14 Melville Street, Falkirk, FK1 1HZ. This introductory session is for anyone who wants to learn more about crowdfunding as a method of fundraising and its potential uses for local projects. Places are limited, and booking is essential.
The Third Sector Economic Resilience and Employment Forum will meet for the first time in 2019 on Thursday 21st February, 10am – 12pm at CVS Falkirk, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk FK1 1XR.
NHS Forth Valley provides a range of free mental health and wellbeing self-help guides online. The guides can be downloaded as a leaflet for reading or audio file for listening, and cover a range of topics.
Places are still available on the Adult Protection Committee’s Financial Harm Training sessions, including the first sessions on Wednesday 20th February. Sessions will run 9:15am – 1pm, with the venue to be confirmed.
Applications are now open for Scottish Government’s Graduate Development Programme (GDP), a 4 year career development scheme for high-calibre candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of the people in Scotland. The programme aims to attract bright, talented and motivated people to join Scottish Government, to develop future leaders at the centre of the public services important to the people in Scotland.