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Welcome to the CLD Team: Information Bulletin

Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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September 2017

CLD News

The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities.

CLD Standards Council Scotland - Position Statement Aug 2017

This recent publication has potential implications for the CLD workforce - Education Governance: Next Steps “Empowering our Teachers, Parents and Communities to deliver Excellence and equity for Our Children” Read more…

CLD Looking Forward to 2018-21 online survey

Education Scotland are seeking the views of the sector as they prepare additional guidance on the CLD Regulations.  The survey is available here and will close at midnight on Friday 15 September.

Professional Development

GCVS CLD Team Events/Training opportunities October - December 2017

  • ESOL Networking – 6 October 2017 Book here
  • Dyslexia Friendly Practice – 26 October 2017 Book here
  • North West Learning Partnership 23 November 2017 Book here
  • Providers’ Network 12 December 2017 Book here

Free workshops for IGF - funded organisations

Successfully Engaging Trustees & Board Members -  Thursday 21 September 2017
Click here to book 
Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships – Tuesday 26 September 2017
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Costing Your Service - Monday 2 October 2017
Click here to book  
Pricing Your Service - Monday 9 October 2017
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Constructing A Budget - Thursday 26 October 2017
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Monitoring & Evaluation - Tuesday 31 October 2017
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Employers' Responsibilities - Thursday 9 November 2017
Click here to book 
Restructuring, Redundancy & Changing Contracts - Wednesday 15 November 2017
Click here to book 
Social Media Management / Communications - Tuesday 21 November 2017
Click here to book 
First Tuesday – various dates
First Tuesday is a FREE introduction to funding workshop from GCVS for Glasgow's Third Sector. First Tuesday typically features help and discussion on:
Making a case for grant support/The application process/Reporting back to funders/Funding searches using our online tool “First Funding Stop”/Where to go for further information
Click here to book

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Political Update

UK Parliament Week 2017

UK Parliament Week 2017 is taking place between the 13th and 19th of November this year and they are looking for organisations in Glasgow to take part! Read more...

Learning / ALN / Digital

People's Postcode Lottery awards £20000 to Scottish Book Trust for Shared Reading Programme

Scottish Book Trust has been awarded £20,000 from the People’s Postcode Trust to allow thousands of Scottish primary school children to benefit from a Shared Reading programme. The programme will be running in 50 schools in five local authorities across the country, involving older pupils reading to younger children.  Read more… 

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Criminal Justice

"Moving On" Project supports young offenders into training or employment

As the Scottish Government places more emphasis on crime prevention new initiatives like ‘Moving On’ Project focuses on the skills and aspirations of young people  in order to help them progress into positive destinations. Read more…

Scottish prisons "should offer landlines in cells"

Some prisoners should be allowed phones in their cells to help them stay in touch with family, a think tank has suggested. Reform Scotland has proposed piloting landline phones, arguing it could cut reoffending. Read more…

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Health & Equalities

Glasgow: Impact on Glasgow's pioneering mentoring project published

Glasgow City Council and MCR Pathways have extended a pioneering and highly successful mentoring programme for disadvantaged and care experienced young people across a number of the city’s secondary schools. Read more…

New Independent Living Fund (ILF) Launched

Recently, the Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, launched the new Independent Living Fund (ILF) scheme.  You can find more details on the new ILF scheme on ILF Scotland’s website here

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Scottish funder drops TSB from its name

The Corra Foundation, formerly the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, has a new brand. Read more… 

5.5m National Lottery bonus for Scottish communities

19 inspiring projects receive a cash boost totalling £5,493,352. Read more…

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Big Lottery - Early Action System Change

The Big Lottery are inviting proposals to help make a fundamental shift towards effective early action in Scotland. An early action approach aims to build a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that copes with the consequences. The Big Lottery have focused on three areas where they believe there is an opportunity to make a significant impact in the next five years. These are:
• Healthy diet and active lifestyle
• Children, young people and families
• Women and criminal justice.

Deadline: Expressions of Interest 2nd October 2017 Read more .. .

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support less Popular Causes

Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; supports community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people; and penal affairs. Applications may be submitted at any time Read more…

Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes. The small grants programme (under £4,000) and a large grants programme (grants in excess of £4,000). Applications to the small grants programme may be submitted at any time, Deadline Large Grants: 31st January 2017 Read more…  


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