Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week 2021 is here!

By bellmannews / November 15, 2021
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From KDP –

Aberdeenshire Third Sector Strategy Group is delighted to bring you the second Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week, highlighting the value and diversity of our local Third Sector.

2021 has brought a new set of challenges. “Lockdown” and other COVID19 restrictions may have been eased, but life for many of our communities has not returned to what it was before March 2020.  The response to our call for content this year has reflected these challenges. The mix of those TSOs working hard to get back on track and those who are still not yet ready to start that process of recovery and rebuilding. The result being a smaller uptake in the opportunity to share their stories. However, we feel it is still important to mark ATSW2021, in recognition of the work we know is being currently undertaken and to continue to promote the value of the Third Sector and the vital part these groups and organisations will play in the road to recovery.

This programme aims to capture the essence of the great work undertaken by the Third Sector across Aberdeenshire but by no means is this collection the complete picture!

Meet the Funder
This year we are delighted to offer you the chance to meet with two Funding Organisations during Third Sector Week. On Tuesday 16th November Suki Mills from the National Lottery Community Funding will host a short online session with Q&A and Thursday 18th November, Lindsay Wells from SEPA will talk about funding opportunities through the Community Landfill Funds.
Both these events will start at 2pm and last for 30 minutes.
To receive a link to both or either of these sessions please contact Jacky Niven at jackynivenkdp@gmail.com

Living Wage Week 2021
This week is also the annual celebration of the real Living Wage movement.  Beginning with the new rate, the celebrations continue throughout the week with events, accreditation announcements, testimony from employers and employees and lots more.
How can you get involved? Get some ideas from their handy Living Wage Week Guide or follow the links below to download your digital pack, join an event, enter the Living Wage Window competition.
Contact Living Wage Scotland if you would like the 2000+ image for Scotland below.

Go digital – download content for social media
Book a place at one of their events
Enter the Living Wage Window competition

Charlie House is a local charity established to help make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them. During these unprecedented times, Charlie House has seen an 84% increase in requests for support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charlie House have been working exceptionally hard to Adapt and Thrive in the past year. Part of this is a new social enterprise in the Bon Accord Centre – a sustainable shop working with local producers, which will raise vital funds for their work.
Their story can be found here.

Reminder – Health & Social Care -Why involve the Third Sector?
A look back at one of the films we promoted last year. Still relevant and still progress to be made.
How can the Third Sector help address some of the challenges faced when delivering H&SC services?

All this week’s films and presentations will be available on: