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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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November 2017

CLD News


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

Are you ready for the new GDPR legislation?

Fraser Nicol, partner at Scott-Moncrieff chartered accountants, looks at what charities need to do to ensure they meet the new legal requirements. Read more…


Community Empowerment

Community Engagement Summary

Please see Dropbox for a community engagement summary describing the different levels of engagement.  It is important we are all clear if we are consulting, involving or collaborating throughout this process so participants know what to expect.   

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Learning / ALN / Digital

Learner Journey Review

The Scottish Government recently published the Learner Journey Review . Findings include that parents and family were found to be key influencers on young people’s career choices and learner journeys, both directly and indirectly. Friends were also found to be key influencers, particularly for those who were pursuing apprenticeships or other types of training. Read the full report here.  

Epic awards - Open for Entries

Has your voluntary arts group done something you're proud of?  Voluntary Arts' annual Epic Awards celebrate the achievements of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland - so nominate your group now! Deadline: Thursday 11 January 2018. Read more…
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ESOL Summary Report and New Funding Arrangements

The ESOL Summary report for 2015 -16 is now available. You can also find information about the new funding arrangements for ESOL from 2018/19 onwards. 

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Criminal Justice

Throughcare prison support scheme "cuts offending"

A scheme that offers inmates extra support as they prepare to leave jail has been credited with cutting reoffending. An independent evaluation found that 78% of prisoners who received Throughcare support in the past two years had not returned to custody.Colin McConnell, chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service, said the aim was to return inmates to their communities as citizens. Read more… 

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Health & Equalities

Government to boost oportunities for deaf community

Scotland’s hearing loss community is to gain new rights under Scottish Government plans. Read more… 

Glasgow Population Statistics 2011-16

Please see Dropbox for recently published Glasgow Population 2011-2016 statistics. In terms of stats by ethnicity the most recent is September 2015 which are also included.

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Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence

The Transform Foundation has announced that its Transform Foundation's 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is open for applications. Applications may be submitted at any time. Read more… 

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults. Deadline for both research funding and project funding in excess of £10,000: 1st December 2017 Application for project funding for £10,000 or less can be submitted at any time.  Read more…

The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund aims to help young people (aged 15 - 30) at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release. Grants are usually up to £15k. Read more… Deadline: 30th November 2017

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