North Lanarkshire

'Strictly Seniors' Tea Dance Looking for Volunteers

The Cumbernauld Community Forum is hosting a ‘Strictly Seniors’ Tea Dance Event on Friday 2nd February 2018 in Cumbernauld. The event is being held in the Freedom City Church Centre, 6A St Mungo's Road, Cumbernauld G67 1QR (Cumbernauld town centre). They are expecting over 200 people to attend and are looking for volunteers to provide support on the day. Duties would include showing people to their seats, encouraging people up to dance and chatting to those attending.

Neighbourhood Networks Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to make a difference within your community? Are you a good listener, like to help reduce isolation, build up peoples’ confidence, share your skills and learn new ones? We are looking for someone who has a passion to make a change in their local community by creating and supporting a new Community Circle for Neighbourhood Networks.

Neighbourhood Networks is a not-for-profit company and a charity registered in Scotland. Our main purpose is to facilitate networks of mutual support amongst vulnerable people in various parts of Scotland.

Monthly Funding Round Up - December 2017

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Grow Wild – Community Project Funding

Next Application Deadline: 15th January 2018

Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people together through activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi?

Volunteer Opportunities in Barnardos, Carfin

Barnardo’s now have a new warehouse and shop in Carfin, Motherwell and would love some new volunteers to help out. They are particularly short of assistance on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.

Shop Assistant Role – Volunteers will be given hands-on training in order for them to assist with serving customers, arranging stock, labelling the goods etc.

Storeroom Assistant – The Volunteer Storeroom Assistant will be trained to sort through donations of clothes, toys, books bric-a-brac etc. making sure they are suitable for sale in the front shop.

YPeople’s Intandem Mentoring Programme – Volunteer Mentors Required

Volunteer Mentors are required to support vulnerable young people aged between 8 and 14 in order to develop a positive, trusting, supportive and consistent relationship. The Intandem project aims to improve outcomes for young people who are looked after at home (under a supervision order) by introducing a role model into their life. If you are passionate about volunteering and working with young people from challenging backgrounds then this is the opportunity for you.

Monthly Funding Round Up - November 2017

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Big Lottery Fund – Young Start

Next Application Deadline: 8th November 2017 (noon)

Young Start distributes money from dormant bank accounts. The fund aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help them realise their potential. Groups and organisations can apply for up to £50 000. The fund is pausing in early November 2017 but plans to reopen in Spring 2018.

Monthly Funding Round Up - October 2017

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Scotland’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

Next Application Deadline: 26th October 2017 (5pm)

This scheme is open to third sector organisations with an income of less than £250,000 for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their delivery of projects and activities that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat social inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities.

Monthly Funding Round Up - September 2017

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Kelvin Valley & Falkirk Leader Programme

Next Expression of Interest Deadline: 8th September 2017

This scheme is open for applications for projects operating in eligible rural areas of North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire and Falkirk.

Grants of up to 50% of eligible costs between £5,000 and £125,000 are available for projects that meet one of the following priorities:


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