On a mission to ensure that the third sector in Highland is strong, developing and a valued community and regional asset.
Third Sector Award 2016
Bobath Scotland opportunity for Highland Families
Bobath Scotland provides specialist therapy to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy. We have received Big Lottery funding for five years to deliver the Right Start project for young children with cerebral palsy between the ages of 2-6 years old.
As part of the project we are able to offer 10 families within the Inverness, Moray and Highlands area the opportunity to participate in a unique outreach programme.
Turning Communities Around- How to build Self-Reliant Groups
An open and interactive event for any individual, parent or/and organisation that is involved in community- building and growing groups, community and social work, youth work, third sector organisations or individuals that are looking for something more in their lives. If you want to find out about new, innovative ways to support and change our communities- come along.
A wonderful opportunity to come and hear from Noel Matthias and the Wevolution Team as they share the amazing story of Wevolution.
Co-production Week Scotland 2016 - Get involved!
Organised by the Scottish Co-production Network, Co-production Week Scotland is a chance to promote co-production and highlight all the amazing work that is being done across the country. In the build up to the week, the Scottish Co-production Network is looking for everyone who is passionate about co-production to get involved. There's loads of ways to be part of the week, including: sharing your story through blogs, videos and photos; providing your ideas to help create a shared national vision; and running an event as part of Co-production Week Scotland. Find out more at www.coproductionscotland.org.uk/coproweekscot.
Mental health in rural Scotland: Survey launched
National charity Support in Mind Scotland and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has joined forces to run a survey to discover what it’s like to live with mental ill health in the country’s rural areas.
This is the first time such a survey has been carried out, focusing specifically on people’s own experiences throughout rural Scotland.
Rural areas can be idyllic places to live, but it is also the case that people in rural Scotland suffer from mental ill health and the effects of isolation.
Through this survey, the charity is trying to find out how “rural” affects daily life, including using public transport, accessing services, and being part of small communities.
Support in Mind Scotland and SRUC are also asking for people’s ideas for rural service delivery and what they want to tell Scotland’s policy-makers.
The survey on living with mental ill health in rural Scotland will run from Thursday 25 August to Wednesday 21 September.
You can access it here.
Scotrail Community Grants Fund
The ScotRail Community Grants Fund provides grants for constituted community groups and charities working in Scotland with an income of no more than £100,000 per year.
The funding which is administered by Foundation Scotland can help with the cost of projects which will make a positive difference in their neighbourhoods. Applications are currently being accepted for projects that start on or after Wednesday 30th November 2016. The next deadline for applications is Friday 30th September 2016.
More information is available at https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/scotrail-community-grants/
Macleod and MacCallum Community Grant Scheme
The Community Grant Scheme is aimed at helping to support the local community across the Highlands and Islands. The scheme is open to all local groups, charities and organisations. Deadline date is 31 October 2016.
Age Scotland Grants Programme Tackling Loneliness and Isolation
A community grants programme for Age Scotland member organisations active in Scotland. Available grants include contributions to a Summer Outing or to a Festive Celebration and Small Development Grant for other types of activities and for equipment. The second deadline for 2016 applications is 30 September 2016
The Women's Fund for Scotland
The Women's Fund makes grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. Applications to the fund should be made by the closing date of 28 September with a decision given in mid-December. For further information, e-mail: email@example.com
Paths for All, Health Walk Grants: Small and Large Grant Applications 2016 - 2017
Paths for All funds projects in order to improve Scotland's health through the delivery of local community health walks. Projects can focus on one target group e.g. older adults, or can target a range of groups e.g. young mums, workplaces, minority ethnic groups etc.
Highland Cross Funding
Highland Cross are issuing a call from those who wish to apply for funding to do so now as applications need to be with them before the 31st of October 2016.
MAJOR BENEFICIARY - Charities that provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of Highland can apply to become a major beneficiary from next years event due to take place on 17th June 2017. A potential major beneficiary will usually be seeking a sum in the region of £20 000 to £50 000. Please note that funding will not be available until the autumn of 2017 and can not be used to support revenue or staff costs.
As a beneficiary you would be expected to contribute to the successful organisation of the event by:
-Contributing £1000 towards the costs
-Providing approximately 20 people to act as marshals at the event
Normally Highland Cross will have four or five major beneficiaries each year.
SMALL ASSISTANCE REQUESTS - Applications for smaller amounts of assistance should also be made by 31 October 2016 and distributions will be made from December 2016 dependent on surplus funds from the event earlier this year.
Applicants for smaller sums are not required to pledge finance or personnel but many beneficiaries do offer small numbers of marshals to future events.
The form and details of the selection criteria can be obtained fromwww.highlandcross.co.uk and by then going to the “Charities” page
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