M&S Community Energy Fund

Funding is available to enable communities in Great Britain to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable
The Community Energy Fund Competition is open to applications for 2017.
M&S Energy, which is owned by the retailer Marks & Spencer, is providing a total funding pot of £300,000 for 2017.
The Fund aims to enable more communities to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.
Not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain can apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community. Grants can be used for all capital costs relating to the installation of the specified technology.
Shortlisted applicants will need to organise support from their community to vote for their campaign on the competition website.
The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017.
For full information please visit thier website here

safeTALK training cancelled!

Training session CANCELLED.
safeTalk Training
Tuesday 27 June, 10am – 12 noon, VAO Boardroom, Anchor Buildings, Kirkwall.

This session has been cancelled due to low bookings. A session will be organised for later in the year, following the summer holidays.

EventScotland is pleased to support clans and families associations through the Scottish Clan Event Fund

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, the fund was opened for an additional round – The Scottish Clan Event Fund: Splash of Tartan will support clan events taking place across Scotland in August 2017 to enhance their clan’s engagement in the ‘Splash of Tartan’ programme at The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Applications for support through the current round of The Scottish Clan Event Fund are now open and will close on 29 September 2017.

Please download and read the criteria information below before requesting an application form. Application forms are available on request from the programme lead, Breige Swift, by email to breige.swift@eventscotland.org or by telephoning EventScotland on 0131 472 2267.

Creating a Fairer Future for All - Ideas Gathering Event

The Young Scot Fairer Future Panel is an incredibly passionate group of 16 young people aged 14-21 who are examining race equality in Scotland.

Facilitated through Young Scot’s Co-design process, the panel are exploring (amongst other topics) the six core themes of Scotland’s Race Equality Framework (see below) and how it relates to young people. The group will present their recommendations and vision for race equality in Scotland by 2030 to the Scottish Government in late summer 2017.

Young Scot is looking for young people to be part of this process and are inviting them to the Dovecot in Edinburgh on 29 June from 12pm to 4.30pm, to collaborate with the panel, young people, organisations and decision makers from across Scotland.

Working together, through interactive activities, this event will explore the Race Equality Framework, share stories and collectively create actions for change.

Find out more and book places.

Young Scots reveal challenges to their rights online

A new report presented to the Scottish Government finds that more than half (59%) of young people have experienced or know someone who has been effected by bullying online. Two in five (41%) young people have admitted they don’t know if their rights are being observed in the digital world.

The report was developed and delivered by a group of young people called the Young Scot 5Rights Youth Commission.

The report asks the Scottish Government to engage with young people in all decision-making processes about the digital world. It emphasises the need for the rights of young people to be promoted across the tech world and to be made a top priority in the design, provision and consumption of digital technology.

Read more and the report.


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