Useful links




Arts and Leisure


Historic Scotland
Provides information on 300 properties, education pages, resources and conservation.

Creative Scotland
Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries. Scottish Arts Council's archived site

Scottish Natural Heritage
Provides information on National Parks, annual conference, land reforms and other environmental issues.

Sport Scotland
Supports and develops Scottish sport, providing details on funding, sports centres, coaching and links to other sites.


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Funding


Architectural Heritage Fund
Provides funding and information to charities site contains information, news, funding and frequently asked questions.

Awards for All Scotland
Lottery grants programme established to help small community groups with grants of up to £10,000.

BBC Children in Need
Information on the charity’s history, how to apply for grants and take part in fundraising events.

Climate Challenge Fund
Grants up to £150,000 per year for Scottish community groups to run projects that reduce carbon footprint, helping to tackle climate change and make community improvements.

Comic Relief
Provides information on forthcoming events and how and where donations are allocated.

Funderfinder
Provides software for UK grant seekers, site also provides links to trusts and other fundraising resources.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Funds initiatives for organisations that care and protect all aspects of heritage. Site provides information and news in addition to highlighting eligibility and the application process.

Lintel Trust
Provides grants to voluntary organisations includes information,annual report, fundraising events and news.

Scottish Community Foundation
Supports locally based charities and community groups in Scotland, contains details on applying for grants and various schemes.


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Government


Convention of Scottish Local Authority
An overview of the work and principle aims of COSLA.

10 Downing Street
A list of categories on various government issues/sections

European Commission
Media briefing site on commission covering what’s new, information centre, press office and employment.

House of Commons
Information on the House of Commons ranging from up to the minute news to access to the House of Commons Library service.

Scottish Government
Latest headlines and links to other government sites and information.

Scottish Parliament
Information on Holyrood, local MSP’s, education and library documents.


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Health


Age UK
Practical advice and information on issues affecting the elderly.

Alzheimer Scotland
Assists family and carers cope with the effects of dementia links to action on dementia.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Their role is to assess health needs, commission health services to meet these needs, promote healthy living and plan future health services.

Deaf Connections
For deaf and hard of hearing people and families offering advice, information and services available.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Comprehensive site with information on various campaigns, rights and regulations.

Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust
Provides up to date information on the services/schemes and developments taking part within the trust.

Lomond and Argyll NHS
Provides information on the Trust and its provision of healthcare in Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire.


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Housing


Community Self Build Scotland
Site deals with the dual topics of building homes and building communities.

Employers in Voluntary Housing
Provides support to management committees in their role as employers, provides member services and employment services.

Scottish Housing Connections
Scottish Housing Connections is a consortium of over 20 housing associations which are based in and around Glasgow

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Information on RIAS members, funded projects and upcoming conferences.

Rural Housing Scotland
Guidance on housing issues affecting rural communities and individuals in Scotland.

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Membership organisation for Scottish Associations providing access to Federation Focus, background too associations, contacts and links.

SHARE
Training organisation for housing associations and co-ops in Scotland providing information on different training available.

Shelter
Up to date information on issues affecting homeless people with projects and campaigning currently being undertaken.


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Information Sources


Citizens Advice Scotland
Provides background information on the largest independent advice network along with volunteering opportunities.

Commission for Racial Equality
The Commission for Racial Equality is a publicly funded, non-governmental body set up under the Race Relations Act 1976 to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Information on environmental works, improvements and consultations currently being undertaken.

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Social Economy


Community Business Scotland Network
Promotes all forms of community owned and controlled enterprises.

Employment Service
Provides information on job opportunities, employers, local news and job centres.

Poverty Alliance
National anti poverty development agency for Scotland providing regular news updates, resources and links to other sites.

Scottish Enterprise
Information on new developments, network events, news, business services and e-business.

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Voluntary Sector


Scottish Community Development Centre
Supports beast practice in community development throughout Scotland

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Provides information on the voluntary sector/organisations including training and policy information, good links to other projects.

CVS Scotland

Strengthens the contribution local voluntary organisations make to the economic, social and cultural development of the community and provide a bridge between the sector and key public agencies at a local level.


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