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  • CalMac Community Fund

    Do you know of an organisation in your community which tackles issues like social isolation, mental health, loneliness or poverty? We want to support them in making a difference. The CalMac Community Fund helps those most in need across our west coast communities by making awards to help local organisations achieve their goals. Last year […]

  • Useful Guides for Organisations on Leaving Lockdown

    SCVO have up to date information guides on Leaving Lockdown to help organisations put suitable procedure and practice in place for returning to work. Information covers: Supporting staff and volunteers Safe premises Governance Access this at the SCVO website:

  • Grant Fund for Organisations Working with Older People

    Independent Age will be opening Round 3 of the IA Grants Fund on Monday 17th August, with the deadline for applications 9am on 11th September. The application guidance document has been updated to reflect learning from the previous rounds. The key criteria and focus for the Fund haven’t changed but some of our requirements have been […]

  • Social Enterprise Academy Online Training

    As we begin to understand our new reality, we’re all facing similar questions – how can organisations change, how can we lead in a virtual world, and where will the money come from? Many are looking to start new social businesses. All of us need time and space to reflect, think and plan. Social Enterprise […]

  • Keeping Volunteers Safe: Restarting your Volunteer Programme – new free online course from Volunteer Scotland

    Keeping Volunteers Safe: Restarting your Volunteer Programme  This new course covers the key considerations to ensure a positive experience for those returning to volunteering (following COVID-19). The overall aim is to help you prepare your organisation to return; involve and support your volunteers safely. This course is via the Open University’s Open Learn platform. More available free online courses The Involving Volunteers course […]

  • Two New Funding Streams Available

    Foundation Scotland have opened applications for two new funds, available across Scotland, for which details are given below. SRC will be offering funding under the same Response Recovery & Resilience Fund very soon, but that does not prevent communities from applying directly.   Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund – The fund has already distributed £3.2m […]

  • #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund is now open.

    Corra Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Comic Relief to deliver the #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund in Scotland. Communities and charities working in Scotland with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for grants up to £10,000 to support vulnerable families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus. This […]

  • Podcast Series: Safeguarding during COVID-19

    Social distancing has made it difficult for practitioners to carry out their regular check-ins with children and families. How have they responded to these challenges to ensure needs are still met? Click on the link to check out information from the NSPCC website on various aspects of safeguarding during Covid 19.

  • Coming Out of Lockdown – Advice and Guidance for Third Sector Organisations

    Managing risk As lockdown begins to ease in Scotland, managing risk is vital. Your organisation should already have a risk register and a proactive approach to risk management, but you will need to re-evaluate this given the scale of the coronavirus pandemic. With all risks the key is to identify, evaluate, manage, record and review. […]

  • #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign

    #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Scotland’s voluntary sector has been never more needed and never more stretched than it is right now as we strive to cope with coronavirus. We don’t know what the long-term impact of this will be, but we do know how important it is to record what’s going on now so we can build on […]


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Keep Volunteers Safe training

Take a look at how your organisation can benefit from this course. Lots of useful information


Do you know a young person who'd benefit from taking part in #YSHive volunteering?

🎂 11 - 26 years old
📅 Sep '20 to Jun '21

In support of @Coop_Foundation, volunteers will uncover what youth loneliness is – and create ideas to tackle this issue.

Pre lockdown Bra Bank Appeal boxes ready for delivery.

Thanks to all from The Isle of Lewis and Harris that donated




Volunteer Centre Western Isles would like to find out what the main support and training needs are of volunteer involving organisations, such as charities, community groups and organisations, churches, statutory services, in the WESTERN ISLES.

Today our lovely Manager Kirsty Macdonald retires from the team. She will be missed so much by all.


Board meeting, Volunteer Centre, Stornoway today via Zoom. The last one for our manager Kirsty Macdonald who is retiring next week. YOU WILL BE MISSED


Wow - what a great event so far - Young Scot Awards being presented virtually to some incredible young people across Scotland!

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