Archive for January, 2013

University of Glasgow Activate Course Underway in Arrochar and Garelochhead

University of Glasgow Activate Course Underway in Arrochar and Garelochhead

The second University of Glasgow’s Activate course run by CLS has started in the Centre 81 in Garelochhead. The introduction to community development course is aimed at people of all ages who are active in their communities and would like to improve their skills and use the experience to work on projects that will benefit […]

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Ten2Ten – French Exchange Programme for Young People in West Dunbartonshire

Ten2Ten - French Exchange Programme for Young People in West Dunbartonshire

The Ten2Ten group are a group of 10 young people from West Dunbartonshire who are involved in a project that aims to maintain social ties with a French town of Beauvoisin and open the young people to the world of diversity of cultures.

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Staff Profile: Alison Shaw – Finance Officer

Continuing our regular profiles of members of our staff, this time we’ve asked Alison Shaw, our finance officer and office manager, a few questions about her job and life outside the office.

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Big Lottery Fund’s Hardship Action Plan

Big Lottery Fund's Hardship Action Plan

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland is keen to respond to growing levels of hardship and is exploring options for how they can support organisations working with individuals and families in urgent need and crisis. They have therefore identified the following as current key areas that they could support frontline organisations to deliver:

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Play Area for Leven Street

Play Area for Leven Street

The Leven Group, a charity since April 2012, formed with the aim to promote and maintain the environmental regeneration of Alexandria. They have been successful in securing funding from the Big Lottery’s Investing in Ideas to establish the viability of developing a new community play area, based in Leven Street.

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New Community Garden and Growing Space in Renfrew

New Community Garden and Growing Space in Renfrew

Huge congratulations to Williamsburgh Housing Association (WHA) and their partner community organisation, Renfrew Association of Growers & Gardeners (RAGG), who were recently awarded a grant of £596,459 from the Big Lottery Fund Our Place Programme to create a vibrant community gardening space in Renfrew. 

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Building Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Communities

With our support, Hillhead Housing Association 2000 have recently been awarded £113,026 from the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund on behalf of an RSL partnership between themselves and Antonine Houisng Association in East Dunbartonshire, Oaktree, Cloch and Larkfield Housing Associations in Inverclyde  and Arklet Housing Association in East Renfrewshire. The money will be used […]

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Updates to the PCF Application Form

In December 2012, People and Communities Fund updated their application form, help notes, guidance and eligibility checklist. The form is now much more user friendly and we would like to give you an overview of the changes and updates and highlight some improvements to the new version of the application.

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CLS Volunteers Awarded for their Work in 2012

CLS Volunteers Awarded for their Work in 2012

At the end of last year, our volunteers met to reflect on their work in 2012, discuss how our volunteering service might improve and receive certificates celebrating their achievements.

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Plans for Dalmuir

Plans for Dalmuir

Our recent achievements have included assisting Dalmuir based Beardmore Trust with a successful application to Awards for All. This was very well received by the trust as it will help them to cover the cost of compiling a community action plan which will be tasked to CLS who in turn hope to work closely with […]

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Bringing Belleisle Conservatory Back to Life

Bringing Belleisle Conservatory Back to Life

We have been supporting a community group in Ayr with their ambitions to transform a much loved but currently derelict B-listed glasshouse conservatory back to its former glory.

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