Archive for October, 2012

Staff Profile: Caitlin Gillen – Modern Apprentice in Business and Administration

Staff Profile: Caitlin Gillen – Modern Apprentice in Business and Administration

I am an apprentice with Community Links Scotland. An apprenticeship is when a young person goes straight into a job to learn on the job. At the end of your year, or sometimes 2 years, you get an SQA.

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Staff Profile: Lisa-Marie Lees – Student placement

I am Lisa-Marie Lees and I am currently on placement at Community Links Scotland (CLS). I am studying a BA in Community Development at Glasgow University.

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Staff Profile: Janette Devlin – Training & Volunteer Development Co-ordinator

Staff Profile: Janette Devlin - Training & Volunteer Development Co-ordinator

About the job We have been successful in securing funds for a new Training & Volunteer Development Co-ordinator from PCF and The Robertson Trust to roll out the Volunteers in Progress Programme (ViPP) and will offer up to 50 volunteers per year substantial experience with immediate access to training, support, supervision and front line work […]

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HNC Graduation

Regular readers may recall that last year we secured funding on behalf of Dunbritton Housing Association to develop an HNC in Working with Communities and PDA in Housing Law to be delivered by Clydebank College. Several partners were kind enough to give some of the young people on this course the opportunity for work placements […]

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Activities and Courses at Clydebank’s Centre 81

Activities and Courses at Clydebank's Centre 81

Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has been awarded £152,387 from People and Communities Fund to deliver activities in Centre 81, Whitecrook. Owned and managed by Clydebank Housing Association, the centre is a major milestone in the future regeneration of Clydebank and in the aim to combat multiple deprivation issues including high levels unemployment in the area.

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Community Action Plan for Dunbeg

Community Action Plan for Dunbeg

We are nearing completion of the draft Community Action Plan for Dunbeg, a small village north of Oban, commissioned by West Highland Housing Association (WHHA) with the agreement of Dunbeg Development Group. 

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People and Communitites Fund – First Wave of Successful Projects

Earlier this year the Scottish Government launched the People and Communities Fund which will support community organisations grow and strengthen by delivering outcomes to meet and respond to the aspirations of their communities. This replaces the Wider Role Fund and  is an £18 million fund available over 3 years, open to community controlled anchor organisations […]

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Plotting in Tobermory – Finding the Right Plot

For the last two years we have been working with Tobermory Endeavour, a community development trust on Mull, develop their proposal for community allotments on the island. This was a priority on the island due to the difficulty in accessing fresh, affordable vegetables.

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Clydebank Welfare Rights Outreach Project

Clydebank Welfare Rights Outreach Project

The need to support tenants affected by low income, multiple debt and arrears has been a recurring priority for housing associations and with the current prevailing economic recession and planned reforms to the welfare system this has become even more of a priority, both for social landlords and their tenants. We have supported 4 housing […]

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Watchmeal Crescent – Work Goes On

Watchmeal Crescent – Work Goes On

Working on behalf of Knowes Housing Association and a project steering group comprising of local residents, we have submitted our first Stage 2 Community Spaces Application for a project based within Watchmeal Crescent in Faifley that hopes to transform a currently neglected communal space into a vibrant community garden and provide local residents with space […]

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Kerrera’s Old School Gets a New Lease of Life

Oban based social enterprise Stramash use outdoor education as a vehicle for personal, social and local economic development. Following discussions with Argyll and Bute Council and the island community, Stramash recently secured a long term lease on the old school building on the rugged wee island of Kerrera just off Oban.

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Success for Taynuilt

Success for Taynuilt

Taynuilt Sports Pavilion We were really pleased to hear that Taynuilt Sports Council were successful in their LEADER bid for funding to support the build of a new sports pavilion for the village.

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Activate Course in Community Development Starting Soon

Community Links Scotland are ready to run the second Activate course in partnership with the University of Glasgow. The foundation course in community development is aimed at people already working in the community or volunteers wishing to learn about community work. The completion of the course will guarantee the participants an interview for the BA […]

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