With only ONE MONTH to go until Falkirk Funders Fayre, we’re delighted to confirm some new exhibitors for the day, including NHS Health Promotions and Scene Community, who are featured in this week’s spotlight. Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020 takes place on Tuesday 10th March 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. Tickets are FREE, and can be booked through Eventbrite.
Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE), CVS Falkirk and Clackmannanshire TSI (CTSI) are delighted to announce that we will be holding our third annual Forth Valley Third Sector Conference on Tuesday 12th May at the brand new Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling, and booking is now open! Our theme this year is “Investing in Your Place: People, Place, Participation”, and keynote speakers will be Aileen Campbell, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, and Kenneth Ferguson, Director of the Robertson Trust. Early bird tickets of £15 are available until the end of February.
We’ve now less than 5 WEEKS to go until this year’s Falkirk Funders Fayre, and we’ve been busy little bees! This week, we launched the event poster, and confirmed a few more exciting exhibitors. Speaking of bees, this week’s spotlight features on CharityBee, who offer the third sector bespoke support services and sector-specific advice, and Crowdfund Scotland, who you might remember have just announced their local workshops with Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER. This is the second year at Falkirk Funders Fayre for both organisations – why not come along and meet with them on Tuesday 10th March, 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU.
Voluntary Health Scotland (VHS) has launched an online survey to help evaluate the Clear Pathway guidance. They are keen to hear from third sector organisations that actively recruit and engage volunteers in hospitals and other NHS settings – even those who are not familiar with the guidance. The deadline for responses is Friday 21st February.
Falkirk Funders Fayre exhibitors Community Shares Scotland, alongside their partners at Cooperatives Development Scotland and the Plunkett Foundation, are delivering a free workshop, “Community Owned Shops and Pubs: Making It Easy”, on Friday 13th March. The workshop takes place 10am – 4pm at the Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY, and aims to give groups in the early stages of community ownership the knowledge they need to get their projects moving. Speakers will cover fundraising, governance and engaging local communities.
The Third Sector Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum returns for 2020 on Thursday 27th February, 10am – 12pm at the CVS Falkirk office, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR. The meeting will include a development session on the Integrated Children’s Services Plan.
The first 2020 meeting of the Third Sector Economic Resilience and Employment Forum will take place on Thursday 20th February, 10am – 12pm at the CVS Falkirk office, Unit 6, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk FK1 1XR. Guests from Social Security Scotland will be in attendance to provide an update on their services.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation to provide communities across Scotland the opportunity to learn life-saving skills. All SFRS fire stations are equipped with CPR training kits, and each station will now act as a base for local people to learn CPR skills, potentially saving someone’s life should they go into cardiac arrest. Training sessions are free and last roughly 30 minutes, including a practical session using a resuscitation manikin.
This year’s Purple Friday will be Friday 28th February. Purple Friday takes place on the last Friday in February each year, providing an opportunity to show support for LGBTI equality and stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Forth Environment Link is holding their next Community Meal on Wednesday 19th February, 6pm – 7:30pm at their Falkirk office, 199A – 203 High Street, Falkirk, FK1 1DU. The event is free and open to everyone, though donations are welcome. There will be freshly prepared vegan food (including vegan sheperd’s pie and sticky toffee pudding alternatives), and the opportunity to meet new people within the local community.