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Islands – present  

What are the present opportunities and challenges facing and shaping the Scottish Islands? Explore the unique position, brilliant stories, and present realities of life in Scottish island communities in the second instalment of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Islands – past, present, and future event series. The RSE’s Islands – past, present, and future event series puts the complex …

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Questionnaire for Under 18s

The young people in our WI Next Generation Volunteering Panel got together and compiled a questionnaire for VCWI to gather opinions and information from young people on youth volunteering. We will use this information to try and ensure that young people get the best possible volunteering experiences.We are looking for opinions of all those aged …

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New Youth volunteering panel developed

Here at VCWI we have formed a panel of fantastic young people, whose aim is to promote youth volunteering throughout the Western Isles. We recently had a development day where the group gave themselves a name, designed this amazing logo and produced a youth survey! The newly named WI Next Generation Volunteering Panel will be …

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Funding available from Stornoway Tesco Stronger Starts

The Tesco Stronger Starts funding programme awards 3 groups quarterly after each 3 month instore customer voting period. Applications are open to all local good causes, with the current priority helping projects that support children’s food security and health aswell as local store nominated good causes. Groups are awarded 1st – £1,500; 2nd – £1,000 …

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SCVO funding available

Funding Scotland only lists funders that support organisations or activities in Scotland. Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community. Click …

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Caraidean Uibhist receives Volunteer Friendly Award

Caraidean Uibhist SCIO has been recognised with an award to acknowledge their best practice in volunteer management and support given to volunteers. Caraidean have been awarded a national quality standard Volunteer Friendly Award, which has been designed by Volunteer Scotland to support, recognise and reward groups which are good at involving volunteers. Caraidean is the …

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