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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 2018

CLD News

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

Launch of Strategic CLD Plan 2018-21

The new Strategic CLD Plan 2018-19 was launched on 12 September 2018. Use this link to view:

Scottish Book Trust Receives £40000 to Help Children Read

Scottish Book Trust has received £40,000 funding for Glasgow Reading Buddies, a project that encourages reading for pleasure in primary schools in Glasgow. Read more…

Castlemilk Library Re-opens

The refurbished Castlemilk Library re-opened on Monday 3rd September. Read more…


Professional Development

Everyone's Chilldren/CLD Team Training

These training sessions are being organised by the GCVS Everyone's Children project in partnership with the GCVS CLD team. Please book your places(s) using the Eventbrite links below.

Introduction to Dyslexia | Wednesday 10th October
Impact for Fearties | Thursday 8th November
Evaluation Across Frameworks | Thursday 28th February (2019)
Teasing Out Service User Impacts | Tuesday 26th March (2019)

Community Empowerment

One piece of the puzzle? What SCDC is Learning about Participation Requests

If improving public services is the puzzle, how important a 'piece' are participation requests? This briefing highlights that more information and support needs to be available to groups that want to make participation requests. The legislation and guidance may require some strengthening as well. If this happens, participation requests have the potential to be an important piece of the puzzle in making bottom-up co-production happen in Scotland. Read more…

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Learning / ALN / Digital

The 5 Most Common GDPR Questions

David Mills (Director of Computer Law Training Ltd) examines the questions that charity staff  are asking about GDPR. Read more 

Online Safety Live

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering two hour Online Safety updates in Musselburgh, Kirkintilloch, Johnstone and Glasgow in September. Open to all professionals working with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in research, legislation, technology, tools and resources along with exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials. Read more…

Youngwummin Exhibition

Over the last year, YouthLink Scotland in partnership with the National Library of Scotland and with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, has supported five youth groups to examine the impact of WW1 on young women in Scotland. The stories and artefacts uncovered by young heritage researchers are now on display in a free exhibition at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh until Sunday 30 September. Don’t miss your opportunity to go and see it - just under 7,000 people have visited already! For more information, please visit the National Library of Scotland website.

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Criminal Justice

Prisoners to be Offerred Free Vaping Kits Ahead of the Tobacco Ban

Prisoners who smoke are to be offered free vaping kits as Scotland's jails prepare to go tobacco-free this autumn. Read more… 

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Health & Equalities

Universal Credit Update

Recently an event organised by the Third Sector Forum on the Financial and Digital Impacts of Universal Credit Roll Out was held. Andy Wright, Senior Welfare Officer at Glasgow City Council (GCC) outlined the details of the Universal Credit scheme and you can download this presentation here.
An area of great concern is that the DWP expects people to make their claim online and Sandra McDermott, Head of Financial Inclusion at GCC, outlined the steps that the Council is taking to assist people. By putting welfare rights and employability advisors into key hubs including libraries and early learning centres, they aim to ensure that families get help with Universal Credit and any other problems they may have. Further details to follow.

Launch of British Sign Language (BSL) and tactile BSL Awareness eLearning Module

Health Scotland recently  launched  the British Sign Language (BSL) and Tactile BSL eLearning module.  Learners can access the module by following the URL link and self-enrolling onto Health Scotland’s Virtual Learning Environment. 

Free Sensory Impairment Training for 3rd Sector Organisations

As part of the Scottish Government See Hear Strategy, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, in association with Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and Visibility are delivering Sensory Impairment Awareness training for Third Sector organisations.
The training is split into two half days, one focusing on visual loss and the other on hearing loss. Read more

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Area Partnership - Area Budget 208/19

Funding is available to local groups and organisations that deliver a service/activity within the North East Sector area.  Applications can be submitted for activity that will be delivered by 31st March 2019 or to purchase equipment that will be bought by 31st March 2019.
To download an Area Budget Funding application or Bus Hire application, guidance notes and a list of the Area Partnership priorities please click on the link - timescales for submitting an application to the next meetings are detailed below:

Area Partnership Meeting date Deadline for submission of application form Contact Officer
Baillieston 13th November 2018 16th October 2018 Karen Kenny
0141 287 7864
Calton 21st November 2018 24th October 2018 Andrew McMillan
0141 276 9863
Dennistoun 7th November 2018 10th October 2018 Kirsteen Shearlaw
0141 276 9878
East Centre 14th November 2018 17th October 2018 Kirsteen Shearlaw
0141 276 9878
North East 16th November 2018 19th October 2018 Heather McMillan
0141 276 9880
Shettleston 22nd November 2018 25th October 2018 Karen Kenny
0141 287 7864
Springburn/Robroyston 14th November 2018 17th October 2018 Andrew McMillan
0141 276 9863

If you wish to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application, please contact the relevant officer detailed above.  Please note that completed application forms should be emailed to

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Community Capacity & Resilience Fund Round 4 Now Open

New round of grants for smaller grassroots, third sector organisations in Scotland working hard to tackle welfare reform and poverty in communities throughout Scotland. Applying to this fund is simple and further information can be found Here

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