Archive for April, 2013

Staff Profile: Suzannah Roberts – Project Manager

Staff Profile: Suzannah Roberts - Project Manager

For this issue of the newsletter, we picked one of our project managers to profile in our regular series of articles introducing members of staff. Suzannah – or Suz as she’s known around the office – has been with Community Links since 2005 with one short break when she went back to her homeland of […]

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Youth Group Fundraising to Go to France

Youth Group Fundraising to Go to France

Ten2Ten is a youth project in West Dunbartonshire which involves young people organising a French exchange programme. Last year, ten young people from the twinned town of Beauvoisin in the south of France came to spend two weeks with their Scottish counterparts and the event was a great success. Now it’s the West Dunbartonshire young […]

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Drop in Dunbeg

Drop in Dunbeg

A village face lift, a revival of the former shinty pitch and a community centre for Dunbeg were just some of the project plans highlighted in the new community action plan for Dunbeg which CLS prepared for West Highland Housing Association (WHHA). These projects also featured on our project implementation boards for a community day […]

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Whitecrook re-CYCLE Programme to Encourage Young People to Get on Their Bikes

Whitecrook re-CYCLE Programme to Encourage Young People to Get on Their Bikes

A West Dunbartonshire Councillor launched a youth work programme based in the area of Whitecrook that aims to encourage young people to be more active and gain useful skills and confidence. Cllr Kath Ryall met with CLS’s youth workers before the first streetwork session that aimed to recruit young people for re-CYCLE – a bike […]

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Youth Groups Complete a Community Development Course

Youth Groups Complete a Community Development Course

21 young volunteers graduated from the University of Glasgow Activate course Three community youth groups from Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire completed a 50-hours community learning and development course ran by University of Glasgow and Community Links Scotland over the last months and were presented with their certificates at a graduation ceremony on the […]

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We Can Do ‘By Canoe’

We Can Do ‘By Canoe’

And we did – but not intentionally!  As part of the feasibility work we were carrying out on behalf of Oban based social enterprise Stramash, we arranged to meet their Chief Exec Niall Urquhart on the small island of Kerrera. Stramash have secured a long term lease on the island’s old primary school and are […]

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Pier Potential

Pier Potential

You wouldn’t think that a strip of concrete and a piece of spare ground covered in old plastic barrels would generate so much interest, but last month we had nearly 60 residents from the village of Taynuilt attend our community drop-in day about Taynuilt Pier!

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Moving On

Not to believe that you can manage your family budget or that you have any hope of not being benefit dependant is a grave enough concern for many people today, but most likely ten times more so if you are facing an uphill confidence battle having just completed a period of time in refuge after […]

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Outdoor Fun for Auchinairn

Outdoor Fun for Auchinairn

Auchinairn After School Care (AASC) is leaping in to their new project idea with full enthusiasm and a smile, as they plan to make the most of the great outdoors. AASC provides fun educational activities for children from the age of four to 11 years with the aim of enhancing children’s overall development.  AASC is […]

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Transform for Work awarded £250,000 from the Big Lottery

Transform for Work awarded £250,000 from the Big Lottery

Through support and development from ourselves, Knowes Housing Association has been awarded £249,250 through the Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund. This fund supports communities to become more involved in and to take responsibility for communal spaces and places.

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