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The Big Lottery Fund Scotland – December news

2014, the year of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, is drawing to a close.  The Big Lottery’s 2014 Communities funding has made its final awards but new funding streams are here to see us into the years ahead. Visit the Big Lottery Scotland blog for December’s news and a great review of inspiring projects which […]

Ayrshire and Arran Funding Opportunities day

On 18th February 2015, the Ayrshire LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) will be sponsoring a ‘meet the funders’ event in association with Ayrshire and Arran Tourism. Between 10am and 4pm, a whole array of funders will be on hand to give advice on eligibility, application processes and funding sources. Here’s the list of stall-holders so far: […]

Funding Scotland – SCVO’s new Funding website

SCVO has launched a new, searchable online database, Funding Scotland. The data base includes information on over 800 funds available to community groups and voluntary organisations. Work is progressing to ensure that this new resource will include all Scottish funders and UK funders providing at least £25,000 to Scotland. Funding Scotland is free to use […]

Integrated Care Fund Ideas and Innovation scheme

In July 2014 the Scottish Government launched the Integrated Care Fund. This fund relates to adult care and support services and is intended to support the delivery of improved outcomes from health and social care integration and help drive the shift of care towards prevention and tackling inequalities. The ICF will only be available for 1 year (2015/2016). […]

North Ayrshire Council’s Funding newsletter

The September Funding newsletter from North Ayrshire Council (produced as a pdf by the Community Planning Partnership) has up-to-the-minute information on current sources of funding for community organisations and projects. Have a look at their Community Funding page, which contains a link to their dedicated North Ayrshire 4 Community funding website.

Citizens Advice Big Energy week Roadshow

North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service, in partnership with energy providers, Energy Savings Trust, Government and loads more energy-wise organisations, are taking to the road to bring you help and advice on staying warm for less. Here are the dates and locations. There will be loads more information on NACAS’ facebook page and Big Energy Week page […]

Another sunny Thursday?

Today at 4.30pm we’ll be down at the Umbrella Project at Brodick Castle Gardens for some light open-air exercise and, much more important, a good chin-wag whilst leaning on our spades! Bring your seeds to plant and your ideas – we’ve plenty space for those greens to start sprouting.

Gardening gang are getting stuck in!

The Umbrella Outdoors project met at the Castle Gardens plot on Thursday and, despite some determined rain, made a HUGE difference to a pretty overgrown site. There is big potential, as the ground has been well-manured over recent years, so we can’t wait to see things grow. Next meeting is Thursday 10th at 4.30pm and […]

Umbrella Indoors Meeting

Lamlash Fire Station is right now hosting the indoors Umbrella Project inaugural gathering! Hope it’s going well! Get in touch for more info – membership is open to all and activities will be diverse and fun!