Through the William Syson Foundation, small grants of up to £5,000 (along with larger grants of over £5,000) are available to third sector organisations operating within the Scottish arts sector. Both grants are available to projects and activities that promote the advancement of the visual arts, performing arts, literature and heritage, with both revenue and capital funding. There is no application deadline; however, applicants should have a particular focus on Scottish organisations and individuals living in Scotland.
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A new draft Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the South East of Scotland area has been approved, with an online consultation now open. The draft RTS has been developed by the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), and is designed to provide a strategic framework for transport management and investment for the area covered by SEStran, which includes Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They are keen to hear from as many people as possible who live and work in the area. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022.
Falkirk Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is looking for community groups based in Denny, Dunipace and Dennyloanhead to participate in refreshing and redrafting the local Community Action Plan (CAP). They are holding an online meeting, via Teams, on Thursday 25th November, 10:30am – 11:30am, to re-establish the CAP Working Group, and confirm which parts of the current CAP are still relevant, which needs to be updated, and any gaps.
Generations Working Together (GWT) has launched their Excellence Awards for 2022, celebrating individuals and groups for their learning and success in building relationships between younger and older generations. There are 5 nomination categories for 2022: Creative Use of Space and Place, Creative Use of Technologies, Enabling Inclusive Communities, Social Justice and Dignity, and Tackling Climate Change. The deadline for nominations is 12pm on Monday 31st January 2022.
Scottish Government has announced a new Redress Scheme for survivors of historic child abuse in care in Scotland, with applications to the scheme due to open in December. The Redress, Relations and Response Division, which is carrying out this work, has been inviting organisations who provided care services in Scotland at, or before December 2004, to participate in the scheme, as part of a collective approach to address the harms of the past.