The Scottish Government published the Agricultural Wages in Scotland guide for workers and employers which details the minimum hourly rates of pay and other terms and conditions for agricultural workers in Scotland.

Local Giving have launched another round of applications for Magic Little Grants 2022.

Drop-in enterprise support surgery (every Thursday)

Looking for some advice or support to start or develop your business? Join the online drop-in enterprise support surgery on Thursday between 1-2.30pm

There will be members of the GrowBiz team on hand to provide support and answer your questions .

Scottish Community Pubs Network

Funded by Scottish Government, Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to this Scottish community pubs network event.

Open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project, whether early stage or if your pub is already open and trading.

Join your fellow community pub groups across Scotland to network, swap ideas and support each other. Bring your challenges and concerns so we can all find answers together. Plunkett Foundation staff will be on hand to help answer your questions, along with partner organisations.

Business Planning for Community Led Social Enterprise

Business planning within the context of community led social enterprise has a range of wider factors to consider such as community involvement, sense of ‘place’, available assets and priority issues. Community led social enterprises can also vary considerably – for example from running a local hall with minimal turnover to managing a range of assets, from renewables to land.

The Scottish Government are running a series of workshops to consult with the local residents on the Islands Bond fund aimed at retention of residents and promotion of Scottish islands as a great place to live.

The FCC Scottish Action Fund is now open for Round 2 applications with grants between £2,000 and £40,000 available to not-for-profit organisations for a variety of projects.

Grants are available for projects focussing on:

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

Improving the understanding of the challenges facing Gaelic-speaking communities and considering wider initiatives to provide more social and economic opportunities for these communities is vital to Scotland.

A Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic has been set up and will have representation from a range of sectors with experience of working and living in Gaelic communities.