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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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Feb 2018

Charity News


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

OSCR to introduce online registration later this year

Regulator bids to streamline the application process. Read more

Guidance on Trustees' Annual reports

OSCR have produced new guidance for Scottish charities about Trustees’ Annual Reports. 'Trustees' Annual Reports: Good practice and guidance' is aimed at small and medium charities that usually prepare Receipts and Payments accounts. It lets charity trustees know their legal responsibilities when producing a TAR and how it can be used to tell the story of the charity. Read our Trustees' Annual Reports guidance here.

Political Perspective

Scottish Government's Position on EU Citizens' Rights 

"Scotland is your home, you are welcome here, and the contribution that you make to our economy, our society and our culture is valued.Nicola Sturgeon (2016) Read more… 

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Learning / ALN / Digital

National Digital Week 2018

National Digital Week 14-18 May 2018 Read more… 

Vulnerable Scots Face Digital Exclusion

Research by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown many of the people it helps lack computer skills. Read more...

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Widening the Welcome (5/3/18 The Pearce Institute - 9.30-2.45 - lunch provided)

This event will explore the experiences of refugee resettlement and the role of Community Development in integration in Glasgow. For more information: 

New ESOL Related Content on the National Improvement Hub

Education Scotland have recently published some new content on the National Improvement Hub which will be of interest to those working in ESOL delivery and with refugees. The content captures the inputs at the COSLA national learning event held in October 2017 which focussed on teaching ESOL to refugees.
Additionally, an exemplar looking at working with young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees is now available. It looks at the programme of delivery which happens at Glasgow Clyde College with some links to related information.

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Criminal Justice

Community Justice Scotland Apprenticeship Programme

A work training programme - no previous experience needed! We will provide on the-job training, guided learning in each area of work, and a formal qualification in your chosen area of interest via a training partner. Click here for info and role description for more information and how to apply. Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 28 February 2018 

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Stalled Spaces Programme

Applications are invited for Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces Programme, 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations across Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects aimed at improving and activating stalled sites or underused open spaces in the city. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 26th 2018. Funding is available from a minimum £1,000 to a maximum £4,500. For more information, application forms and guidance, please visit the web page --  

Transition Fund

ILF Scotland has now opened the Transition Fund. The fund will provide short term grants (with £5 million of funding available per year) to young disabled people, providing them with opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities. Read more…

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