The Orkney ADP is happy to announce its Commissioning for Outcomes (2018-20).  The £100,000 fund for applications up to £35,000 is now open.
The ADP is seeking to commission the following services:
• Children and Young People’s Service
• Adults and Older Adults Service
• Families and Wider Communities Service

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 1st December 2017.

If you would like to discuss the commissioning opportunity further or request an application pack, please contact Katie on  or 888 116.


Groups of young people (aged 8-26 years) can still apply for funding to run events across Scotland that support the Year of Young People 2018.

Young Scot, in partnership with EventScotland, set up the Create18 Fund for young people to run events alongside EventScotland’s programme of major ‘signature’ events during the Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018.
Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to groups of three or more young people (aged 8 -26 years) to run their own events to commemorate the YoYP.
The funding is for events that incorporate at least one of the following YoYP themes:
• Participation – looking at how young people can influence public services and decisions which affect their lives.
• Education – creating a stronger role for young people in shaping their learning.
• Health and Wellbeing – supporting young people to lead healthier, active lives and have opportunities to learn about and improve their mental health and resilience.
• Equality and Discrimination – broadcasting the value of young Scots, challenging negative perceptions of young people, and supporting young people to take leading roles in challenging discrimination in all its forms.
• Enterprise and Regeneration – celebrating young people’s role in innovation, entrepreneurship and the Scottish economy as well as making Scotland a greener and more pleasant place to live.
• Culture – celebrating young people’s talent and contribution to Scottish culture and arts.
All events must take place in Scotland during 2018 and be open to the public so that all of the community can attend and enjoy. Events must celebrate and engage young people and be led by young people who will be at the heart of the decision making process, including the creation, development and delivery of the proposed event.
Grants can support new event or existing events that will be enhanced as a result of receiving YoYP funding.

To be eligible, applicants must have appointed a Project Support person who is over the age of 21 years.


The deadline for Round Two applications is 22 January 2018 (5pm) for projects taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2018.








Sep 26&27 - Exploring Social Enterprise for the Private Sector - Grantown
Oct 2&3 - Wide Horizons, Working in Social Enterprise – Forres
Oct 31 – Pre-Start Leadership – Aberdeen
Nov 3&4 – Leadership Award for Teachers (Gaelic Medium) - Contin
Nov 6 – Enterprising Village Halls – Kinlochewe
Nov 7&8 – Leadership for Social Enterprise – Kingussie
Nov 7&8 -  Coaching Skills – Oban
Nov 28&29 – Facilitation Skills (Gaelic Medium) – Portree

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Asda Community Capital, a fund set up in partnership between SIS and Asda, and which uses proceeds from the Scottish Government’s 5p single use carrier bag charge, has lent more than £1million in small loans to communities across Scotland.

Alastair Davis, CEO, Social Investment Scotland, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the passed the £1m mark for Asda Community Capital. The fund has been instrumental in supporting local groups across Scotland who were struggling to gain access to capital through traditional routes. By offering loans free from interest payments for the first year, these organisations have been able to focus their energy on increasing local community impacts and making a real difference to people’s lives. Not only that, but we have been able to help these charities and social enterprises become more financially sustainable, allowing them to stand on their own two feet. The future of the fund looks bright, we are continuing to work with Asda and all money raised through interest is now being reinvested in more good causes.”




The OIC Meet the Buyer Day will be held on Thursday 5th October in The Library, Junction Road, Kirkwall.  Attached are the Programme and Workshop Descriptions.

Local businesses who are interested in doing business with the public sector in Orkney are being invited to attend a 'Meet the Buyer' event next month.

The event, being run by Orkney Islands Council and Business Gateway Orkney, will give businesses a chance to find out more about working with the public sector and give public sector organisations a chance to network with potential suppliers.

A similar event last year attracted over 40 attendees.

Topics to be covered at the event include details of future contract opportunities, information on work that is underway to improve access to contracts for smaller businesses and the launch of a consultation on the Council's draft Sustainable Procurement policy.

Sessions will cover a range of topics of Community led Care to the opportunities surrounding the Early Years and Childminding priovision locally.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring new ideas and explore solutions to meet some of the local authority’s needs.

The event takes place on 5 October in the Orkney Library and Archive in Kirkwall. To find out more about the event contact Business Gateway Orkney on 01856 898490. You can book a space at the event online at

Meet The Buyer - 5 Oct 2017 Final Programme


For those who will attend the health and social care workshop I attach additional information from the facilitators along with two sets of questions. You are asked to, briefly, complete the questionnaires in order to prepare for the conversations on the day where the facilitators want to capture your thoughts and concerns.

What is working well

What presents challenge

Meet the Buyer - 5 Oct H&SC workshop information

Further Information for the Workshops - Event Programme






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