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Creative Banks Programme – Funding

£500,000 funding for short breaks projects for carers: application deadline 26 May 2017

The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (of children or adults), and those that they care for.

A total of £500,000 is available. Grants are for one year and will be awarded in October 2017. For full details, click here.

Who can apply?
This funding is for third sector (voluntary organisations) operating in Scotland. Applicant organisations do not have to be a registered charity to apply, but groups must have a formal constitution that meets the OSCR charity test.

To apply…
To apply, visit the Creative Breaks page on our website and download the application form, budget template and guidance for applicants. Completed applications should be sent to applications@sharedcarescotland.com by
12 noon on Friday 26 May 2017. Click here to download the form, template & guidance.

Applicant call-in days
Applicants can also call in for information and advice on their applications on Friday 19 May (10am-4pm).

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New Environment for Business course from IOSH

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SCRSolutions Ltd is proud to be the first provider of the new Environment for Business IOSH course in Dundee and Angus.

The first course will be held on 11th May 2017, 9.30 – 4.30pm, at our IOSH training centre – 23 South Tay Street, Dundee, DD1 1NR. The cost is £150 per delegate. Click here to book!

The benefits to business of being more environmentally sustainable are huge. The IOSH one-day course Environment for Business offers an essential introduction to all organisations looking to implement or transition to ISO 14001:2015. Developed with the support of leading environmental experts, the course supports decision-makers to understand compliance responsibilities, how to save money and make money and crucially how to unlock innovation through good environmental management across the value chain.

The course covers
– what is the environment?
– how does the environment have an impact on organisations?
– what are your compliance responsibilities?
– changes to ISO 14001
– how to implement measures to make money, save money and unlock innovation in your value chain.

The course is suitable for anyone who has a role in environmental issues at work. Successful delegates will be awarded an Environment for Business certificate from IOSH, the leading professional body for health and safety.
Ready to book? Click here!

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Looking for Directors – How it Felt

Board member/s wanted for social enterprise ‘How It Felt’

Based: Dundee, Scotland

About

‘How It Felt’ is a community based puppet building, drama and film making workshop service run by Director Deborah Chapman. A Duncan of Jordanstone Graduate and where the project began as a short film of puppets based on the public expressing themselves and their families affected by ADHD in “How do you see ADHD?”

Since then ‘How It Felt’ has grown into a collaborative business that provides puppet and film making workshops. Focusing mainly on but not limited to mental and emotional health issues that can be difficult to talk about and often misunderstood.

What were looking for

We are currently looking for new additional member or members to have on our board of directors to help run and organize the various tasks that could contribute to How It Felt. Board members would be required to attend a meeting or two bi monthly to update and discuss the enterprises progress on the set tasks they have been given. This could involve admin, correspondence with clients, applications and proposals for funding, accounts and fiancé, marketing, organization of events and workshops, involvement with the community, representing the enterprise at events.

For the time being this would be a voluntary position but could be paid in the future but catering and travel expense could be covered. It would be a great opportunity to gain experience as a director of an enterprise and working within the third sector.

Qualities looking for in a director

  • IT literate
  • Experience of software’s such as Microsoft word and Excel
  • Experience with accounting and organizes finances
  • Organizational skills
  • Can work on their own or within the board
  • Honest

Additional qualities could include more than one

  • Interests or experience in the arts
  • Interests or experience in mental health
  • Interests or experience in education and the third sector
  • Interests or experience with puppets and puppetry
  • Interests or experience in art therapy

If interested contact us at

contact@howitfelt.com

For more information catch us at

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HowItFelt/

 

 

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Abertay Food Jam

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Social Enterprise Academy would like to invite you and members of your team along to our one-day Tackling Food Poverty with an Enterprising Approach programme, which aims to strengthen your enterprising knowledge and skills to further support you and your food waste projects and ideas.

You will have the opportunity and space to share ideas and good practice, and explore steps on creating a sustainable social enterprise approaches to community leadership, as well as develop a strong peer-networking group.

Timings
Friday 31st March 2017.
9:30am for registration and coffee/tea, to start at 10:00am sharp.

The day will be split into 4 sessions with regular refreshment breaks. Lunch will be provided. The day will close at 4pm unless otherwise agreed.

Venue
Abertay University, Bell St, Dundee, DD1 1HG
Room 1001 – please check in at main reception

It is free to attend but places are limited so please see attached a flyer with more information and once registered we will send out further details. To register click HERE

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TrACK – Training sessions for Third Sector Organisations

track logoFollowing  from successful funding from Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Along Came Kirsty (DSEN Member) would like to give you a chance to give your organisation support and development across a number of vital fields.

Are you new to the post?  Volunteering?  Want experience in the third sector?  Would like to refresh skills or simply get together with like-minded people to discuss the different areas that affect the third sector?
If you’re looking for inspiring, useful and affordable training, check out our upcoming 10 TrACK training session – all specifically tailored for small charities and social enterprises.

The 10 sessions include:

  • The Funding Process- Grant Application, Applying to Trusts
  • Presentation Skills
  • Motivating Your Team, Team Effectiveness and Productivity
  • Management of Volunteers and Placements
  • Charity Law: Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
  • Charity Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Press & Media Training
  • Social Media
  • Property

These courses are delivered in partnership with local businesses who are expert in their field. The course is open to staff or volunteers from third sector organisations, community groups or individuals who are keen to learn or refresh knowledge on some of the fundamental areas of the third sector.

Sign up to TrACK 10 for only £450. It may be possible to sign up for individual sessions at a cost of £50 each. Dates to be confirmed.

To note interest please email: clare@alongcamekirsty.co.uk or have a chat to her at the March session of Charity Chit Chat.

Kirsty is also available to come to your workplace to deliver in house training on a range of topics. For more information contact kirsty@alongcamekirsty.co.uk

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