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Funding available for community waste projects through Climate Challenge Fund

Funding is available for community-led organisations that are interested in supporting their communities to reduce, re-use and recycle waste. The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund is open for expressions of interest, and provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

Volunteering Support Fund 2017-18 – NOW OPEN

Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland.

Community Choices Fund

The Scottish Government have launched the 2017/18 Community Choices Fund which supports Participatory Budgeting in Scotland.

Partnership and Procurement Hub - SENSCOT

SENSCOT are currently recruiting a Hub Co-ordinator as well as a Hub Support Officer. Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017 – with interviews during week beginning 3rd July. For more information on either of the jobs, please contact yvonne@senscot.net.

Social Innovation Fund - Round 2

Round 2 of the Social Innovation Fund is now open with a closing date of Friday 21st July at 5pm. This round is for Stage 1 and 2 applications.

Social Enterprise Policy and Practice - Scotland's Annual Conference 2017

CEIS are delighted to announce that Scotland's Annual Conference for the Social Enterprise Sector will be taking place on the 6th of September this year!

MsMissMrs launch new website!

Have you had time to take a look at the new website from MsMissMrs? Check it out here.

The Wise Group are delivering two new employability programmes across the Glasgow area.

The Wise Group are delivering two new employability programmes across the Glasgow area. The first, Work Able Scotland is the initial one-year employability programme that is the transition from the UK government Work Programme to a new Scottish approach to delivering employment support services.

Work Able Scotland started on 1 April 2017 and is aimed at ESA and Universal Credit claimants who want to work but are not eligible to take part in other Job Centre Plus or DWP provision.

It is a voluntary programme and customers work with coaches to develop individual action plans tailored to meet their needs. They will work with the same coach throughout their time on the programme and will directed to support that will enable them to find employment and to stay in work.

The Wise Group has set up a partnership of third sector organisations, who will deliver end to end support and specialist services across the city. There will be a focus on working with local employers to source good quality job opportunities for customers and to help employers find hidden talent among local people that are currently not in the labour market.

Laurie Russell, Chief Executive of the Wise Group, said:

“We have set up a consortium of third sector organisations that have a proven track record of success in matching the skills and talents of people with the needs of local employers. We are combining proven methods of support with innovative ways of working so that we can reach those people who are most in need of support.”

The second, Cashback Connections helps unemployed 18-24 year olds who live in Glasgow, Inverclyde or East Ayrshire transform their lives. The project is delivered with a diverse partnership, including specialists with expertise in assisting young people to broaden their horizons, gain new skills and confidence. Cashback Connections is funded by the Scottish Government through the Cashback for Communities Scheme.

Young people will benefit from a range of activities including, sports, wellbeing, the arts, work placements, and college visits. CashBack Connections will also include a five-day intensive learning and training programme focussing on employability.

If you have any customers who may benefit from either of the programmes please contact Stephen McFadden, 0141 303 3131 for Cashback Connections or the Work Abe team on 0300 303 3131 for more information.

ReMake Up Launches “Giving Fridays”

ReMake Up Launches “Giving Fridays” – Free Medical Permanent Make Up provided by a Finalist of the 2017 Micropigmentation UK Awards in the Medical Category.

South West Community Cycles up for Award!

Congratulations to South West Community Cycles who have been selected as a finalists in the Team Award category for the Glasgow Community Champion South!

Glasgow Business Awards 2017 Now Open!

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, The Glasgow Business Awards are now open to Glasgow Chamber of Commerce members and all businesses based in Glasgow and the surrounding area. Top businesses, organisations and individuals will be honoured with the prestigious awards on the evening of Thursday 5 October 2017 at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel.

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Awards 2017 Now Live!

Scotland’s annual awards for achievement in social enterprise are now open for entries!

Innovative approach to employment services from GCIL Equality Academy

GCIL Equality Academy are pleased to advise about their new service regarding mainstreaming of equality objectives throughout the recruitment and selection procedure. This covers a range of inter-dependent activities from advertising through to appointment and induction stages.

EVH SHARE HR Conference – HR: What’s Next?

It is four weeks till the EVH 12th HR Conference organised by EVH and SHARE, which will run on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Job Vacancy - General Manager, Glasgow Watersports

Pinkston Watersports is a unique community paddlesports centre with Scotland's only artificial whitewater course,offering unique urban watersports facilities to organisations and individuals.

All In - 2017 Training Programme - Participation and Coproduction

All In focus on supporting clients to improve the quality and quantity of participation, coproduction, and engagement in their services and projects.

Vacancy – Voluntary Director at Baillieston Community Care

Baillieston Community Care wish to further strengthen the governance of our charity by recruiting new Directors for our Management Committee. They are seeking positive individuals who can contribute and bring appropriate skills to our Management Committee. They are particularly interested to recruit people with a background and expertise in:

Glasgow Wood Recycling Win Award!

Congratulations to Glasgow Wood Recycling who have recently won the Developing People Award at the CRNS Awards 2017.

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