Age Scotland and Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) have launched a new service regarding accident claims for older people. Successful claimants will retain 100% of their compensation and will not be charged for the service. Additionally, solicitors involved will make a donation to Age Scotland.
Bo’net, in partnership with CVS Falkirk, are holding a free Volunteer Fair on Thursday 29th August, 2pm – 8pm in Bo’ness Town Hall, Glebe Park, Stewart Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9NJ. Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start or what you’d like to do? This is a perfect opportunity to drop in and speak to local groups about their opportunities.
Empowering Health Minds (EMH) Training is holding COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills training courses, with places for £1,250 each (deadline for applications to all COSCA courses is Wednesday 31st July), and Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) 2 day training courses in September and December.
The Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) is currently recruiting a General Manager. The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £34,000 – £34,979 per annum and a fixed term contract of 12 months, based in Falkirk. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 22nd July. Application is by application form only.
Penumbra is currently recruiting a Recovery Worker based in Falkirk. The position is 36.25 hours per week, with a salary of £17,255 – £17,864 per annum. The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st July.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has developed their new Good Governance Checkup Tool. The tool has been designed to use in conjunction with the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector.
The Robertson Trust’s new pilot micro grants programme, Wee Grants for Wee Groups, is now open for applications. Constituted community groups and small registered charities (with an annual income of £100K or less) can apply for funding of £500 – £2,000, to fully or part-fund work which fits with one of the Trust’s funding strands. The pilot programme will be open for a period of 6 months, until Friday 20th December.
Eat Well Age Well has announced the second round of its Small Ideas, Big Impact Grant is now open. The grant scheme provides funding of £50 – £5,000 for ideas which help support older people with access to food, and to eat well. The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd August.
The next meeting of the Third Sector Connecting Volunteering Forum will be Thursday 24th July, 10am – 12pm at CVS Falkirk, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR. This meeting will feature “Write the Right Roles”, a workshop aimed at helping third sector organisations write appealing volunteer role descriptions.
Action on Elder Abuse Scotland’s 2019 national conference take place on Wednesday 4th September at the Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT, and will feature a range of speakers (including Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice). Tickets are £49 each.