Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre is now taking bookings for their next Professional Information Afternoons, taking place via Zoom, 2pm – 4pm on Wednesday 18th May and Wednesday 15th June. The information afternoons aim to provide an opportunity for professionals to meet with unpaid carers and learn more about the Carers Centre, the support they offer unpaid carers and how they work, along with the Carers Act and Carers Rights.
CVS Falkirk is pleased to offer the opportunity to attend a fully funded “Lasting Leadership” in-person training programme taking place on Tuesday 24th May and Tuesday 31st May. The programme is aimed at third sector groups and organisations, and individuals, involved in community leadership roles, and is designed to cover topics for personal development, and improve your capacity and resilience to lead your group and your community.
The Marie Curie charity shop in Bo’ness is seeking friendly volunteers who can spare 2 – 3 hours a week to help out. Volunteers will help sort bags of donations, process items for sale, serve customers at the till, and help create attractive seasonal window displays; an eye for fashion and design would also be an ideal skill. This opportunity is open to those aged 14 years old and over.
Go Forth & Clyde is seeking 6 enthusiastic Repair Shop Volunteers who would like to pass on their skills to the community in their new project. They are looking for volunteers who would like to help others learn new skills – this includes people who are just starting a new activity and would like to learn more, and those with skills and hobbies they have been doing for years and would like to show others.
The Helix Green Team is open to everyone, with meetings on Tuesday mornings. This opportunity may suit people interested in some outdoor practical conservation volunteering within the Helix Park. The group’s volunteers plan, prepare and supervise these conservation sessions with the park’s staff. Volunteers should bring their enthusiasm, weather appropriate clothing, and wear sturdy shoes.
ASH Scotland has small grants available to support community organisations to improve people’s health and wellbeing, by addressing smoking. The support available includes access to a small grant of £500, a package of tailored support, and free resources and training. Grants will be allocated in line with the eligibility criteria, funds available and ASH’s capacity to support applicants. The deadline for the next round of applications is Monday 23rd May, with results expected by Monday 13th June.
Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has updated the eligibility criteria of the Restart/Start Up Grant associated with the Community Opportunities Resource Pack, and will no longer include backdated costs. Groups and organisations applying to the grant should download and submit the new application form (linked for your convenience). The resource pack (designed by…
The Inner Forth Futures’ Climate FORTH project is now taking Expressions of Interest from communities within the project area who wish to work with them to develop a Local Resilience Plan. The Local Resilience Plans will be bespoke to each community, aiming to enhance local priorities and heritage assets. The initial period of contact with Climate FORTH will take place June – October 2022. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12pm on Wednesday 11th May; however, Inner Forth Futures are happy to discuss options with communities who would find it difficult to submit their interest by that point.
NHS Forth Valley’s Ambulatory Interface Care Programme is looking for people to take part in a group discussion around a new, more accurate name for Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) work in Scotland. Scotland’s NHS is looking at a model similar to SDEC as a fundamental part of its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are differences between the two models. They would like to explore other possibilities, and are keen to hear from members of the public. The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 16th May.
As part of the work of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board, YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot, Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament are inviting third sector organisations which support children and young people aged 8 – 25 years old to apply to take part in the second phase of the Insights Consultation. The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 11th May.