Archive for the Project Development Category

Volunteering in North Lanarkshire

Volunteering in North Lanarkshire

With the support of Community Links Scotland, Garrion People’s Housing Co‑op (GPHC) and their project partners Gowkthraple Organisation for Leisure and Development (GOLD) have been successful in securing approximately £47,000 from the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund and £9,000 from the Voluntary Action Fund’s Volunteer Support Programme to employ a volunteer co-ordinator for 18 […]

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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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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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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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New City-based Clients for CLS

New City-based Clients for CLS

Throughout our ten years of existence, the majority of our work has been focused on areas of rural Scotland where development of new facilities and activities was required due mainly to the relative isolation of these places. Recently we’ve been expanding our client base to more urban areas as well and in addition to several […]

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Marketing Strategy for Gawkthrapple’s CentrePoint Community Centre

Marketing Strategy for Gawkthrapple's CentrePoint Community Centre

CentrePoint opened in May 2010 as a new community hub for the Gowkthrapple area in North Lanarkshire.  It was developed by Garrion People’s Housing Co-operative (GHPC) as part of wider regeneration of the neighbourhood and provides space for GPHC and North Lanarkshire Council’s housing offices as well as a local shop, cafe, office space for […]

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Let’s Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money

When it comes to money matters, it seems many of us don’t have anyone to confide in.  A recent national survey has revealed that three-quarters of us say we feel generally happy about life when we feel good about our money and yet it seems that only a fifth of us feel we have someone […]

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Banking on Neilston

Banking on Neilston

The newly refurbished Bank building in Neilston has become a lively cultural centre of the village that offers a range of activities and workshops to local residents and serves as the base for the Neilston Development Trust.

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Tackling Fuel Poverty in Inverclyde

Tackling Fuel Poverty in Inverclyde

Fuel Fix Inverclyde is a project that has been developed in partnership with Solas Scotland and IHAF (River Clyde Homes, Cloch Housing Association, Oak Tree Housing Association and Larkfield Housing Association). The project is being run for an initial 6 month pilot and will ensure that RSL tenants within selected areas have access to appropriate […]

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Centre 81 Garelochhead – One Year On

Centre 81 Garelochhead - One Year On

On 2nd March, Centre 81 in Garelochhead, a community and outdoor education facility, celebrated its first birthday. Community Links Scotland have been working with the Route 81 Youth Project since 2006 to secure funding for the redevelopment of the old Garelochhead Youth and Community Centre into a facility capable of meeting the needs of the […]

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Plotting in Tobermory

Plotting in Tobermory

Local food production is growing in popularity particularly in more remote rural areas where access to a range of fresh fruit and veg can be limited and costly. Following a request from a Mull-based group Tobermory Endeavour and with support from West Highland Housing Association who are building locally to Tobermory, we carried out a […]

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Argyll College Courses

Argyll College Courses

West Highland Housing Association and Argyll College are running new free courses starting late January 2012. Are you unemployed? Are you facing the challenge of coming off incapacity benefits? Are you at a turning point in your life? Or do you just want to learn something new?

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Mull Movements

Mull Movements

Community Links Scotland have been working in Argyll and Bute for the last seven years. Much of this work has been generated through our strong working relationship with West Highland Housing Association, but our reputation is growing in the area and we have secured several pieces of independent consultancy over the last 3 years. An […]

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Community Links Scotland Sponsor an Architects Design Competition

Community Links Scotland Sponsor an Architects Design Competition

Glasgow Institute of Architects, Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust and Community Links Scotland announced the winner of their architects design competition titled ’ A Future for Rural Communities’ that invited architects, design professionals and students to produce ideas for the small community of Kilcreggan on the Rosneath Peninsula. The local community has successfully undertaken […]

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Community Action Plan for Rosneath Peninsula West

Community Action Plan for Rosneath Peninsula West

For the last 12 months, Community Links Scotland have been working with the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust to produce a community action plan that would inspire the community to improve local facilities and services, the local economy and the appearance of the area which can contribute to improved quality of life and attract […]

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A Job Well Done

Each year we work with our client Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to develop a programme of projects for potential Wider Role support. Outline ideas are submitted to the Scottish Government Wider Role Team who then arrange to visit each RSL for a Programme Meeting to ‘quiz’ them further on the justification, benefit and match funding […]

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