The Mearns Memory Café – featuring laughing yoga!!!
A free drop-in café for people with dementia and memory problems, their families, friends, carers and interested members of the community.
Tuesday 27th January, 1.15pm-3.15pm at the Masonic Hall, Laurencekirk.
See poster for more details.
Tesco Bags for Life
Tesco Bags for Life fund community grants for thousands of local projects across Britain. Projects should bring benefits to their community and can include improving buildings, buying new equipment, training volunteers and hosting events.
Eligible groups can apply for grants up to £2000.
Visit their website for more information.
Positive Aging Event
The Royal College of Nursing are hosting a Positive Aging event to explore positive ageing. In the twenty-first century, our later years can be as dynamic and productive as our younger years. For many, age really is just a number.
How do we ensure that society can look forward to the rewards of ageing? And how can nursing pioneer the best support, whether for those who need 24-hour care, or others who simply wish to grow old (dis)gracefully?
Hear from Dawne Garrett, RCN UK Professional Lead – Older People, on positive ageing followed by conversations with our panel chaired by Professor Debbie Tolson, RCN Fellow and Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia & Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice.
Join the conversations to explore perspectives on ageing with the panel.
Date – Thursday 13th February – 5.30-7.30pm
Venue – Room N35, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University
To book your free place and for more information, visit Living Longer, Living Better.
Young Carer Grant
The Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment of £300 for young carers in Scotland. To be able to get Young Carer Grant, you must:
- be 16, 17 or 18 years old
- have been caring for 1, 2 or 3 people for an average of 16 hours a week for at least the last 3 months
If you care for more than one person, you can combine the hours of the people you care for to average 16 hours a week. For more information and to apply click here.
Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund
The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund is a Micro Grant fund being supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust.
This fund has been created in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based universal youth work. It will make small awards to enable youth groups operating in rural communities to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.
Awards are available up to £750, and the next deadline is 31st January 2020.
Visit their website for more information.
Emotional Wellbeing Event
A Free Multi-Agency Event for frontline practitioners and managers in both adult and children services, working in all statutory and third sector agencies, services and organisations in the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray areas.
1.30 – 4pm, 29th January 2020 at The Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
Find out more and book your place here.
Robertson Trust Main Grant & Small Awards
Please note that the last date on which The Robertson Trust will accept applications for their Main and Small Awards is 5pm on Friday, 28th February 2020. For more information visit their website.
CHAS at Home Nursing Support Volunteer Opportunity
Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes. Activities you will be involved in:
- Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening
- Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs
- Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children
- Supporting the children/siblings with activities
- Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings
- Assisting with the Nursing Team with the cleaning of equipment and tidying
- Support at mealtimes when appropriate
You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team.
Find out more and apply online here.
Aberdeenshire Sports Council – Club Grants
Aberdeenshire Sports Council encourages, develops and promotes all sport and physical activity, providing advice, support and assistance to affiliated clubs/organisations. They are keen to support grass root developments and minority sports, as well as the major sports. Grants are available for equipment, events, start up costs, travel and club development costs.
Grant applications will be considered from sports clubs which are affiliated to ASC and from individuals within these clubs. All those eligible for grant awards must be resident in Aberdeenshire and students whose parents live in Aberdeenshire.
The maximum grant is £500, and applications can be made at any time.
See here for more information.
The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations – it’s free and everyone is welcome!
It’s a place for people from the voluntary sector to network, showcase their work and learn from each other.
You will be reminded that you face the same issues as others, and you will find solutions that are right for you. Whether its funding, employability or health and wellbeing, there are opportunities to listen, learn and be heard.
There’s a busy exhibition and marketplace with over 110 exhibitors and a packed events programme with around 65 workshops, seminars and training sessions.
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February 2020, SEC, Glasgow
Find out more and pre-register here.