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Fairfield Sports Hub – Summer Fun Day!

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For more information please see Fairfield Sports Hub Facebook page HERE

 

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Keep it Sweet – SRG

 
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Do you have a special occasion coming up? A wedding, baby shower, school prom? Are you looking for something a wee bit different to entertain your guests? Keep it Sweet are a candy cart hire business who can cater for any special occasion. For a one off hire fee the cart will come complete with decorations to match your theme plus sweeties, tongs and bags for your guests to make up their own sweetie goodie bag.
 
Keep it Sweet are a Self-Reliant Group who formed about 10 months ago with local people who want to do a little bit more. They meet and save regularly, rotate leadership and are not dependant on funding. Starting out as a craft group, they tried selling at some local fairs but found the market extremely competitive. They saw an opportunity for the candy cart hire business that they could try out but needed a bit more capital than their savings could offer so they took out a WeeLoan from WEvolution (DESN Associate Member) to drive their candy cart business dreams forward. They’ve worked really hard to achieve the right hygiene certificates and arrange public liability insurance so they can begin trading and they had their first official hire last week at the Camperdown Primary School P7 Prom, Dundee. The feedback was excellent and the group are excited to get some more bookings arranged. In the meantime, they are promoting the cart at the Coldside Summer Festival this Saturday. Come and say Hi if you’re there!
 
If you would like any more information, please follow Keep it Sweet on Facebook where you can send them a private message. Alternatively, you can send Kirst Slater, SRG Coordeinator, WEvolution your contact information and questions to pass on.
 
Kirsty Slater
SRG Coordinator (Dundee)
 
WEvolution TMWEvolution (Dundee)
Signpost Centre, Lothian Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0HU
 
Head Office: 417 – 419 London Road
Glasgow G40 1AG.
 
M: 07966 536207 E: kirsty@wevolution.org.uk
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The Factory Skatepark – PAT Testing available

The Factory Skatepark offers PAT Testing. For more info see below.

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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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