Round 4 of the Coastal Communities Fund closes for stage one applications on 17 August.
The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) encourages the economic development of UK coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Registration is now open for the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 event.
The Scottish Rural Parliament will bring together 400 people to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities in Scotland.
The event will be held in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October and is free for most people to attend.
The community-led Lanarkshire LEADER Local Development Strategy has been launched.
The strategy sets out the priorities and objectives against which applications for funding will be assessed by the Lanarkshire LEADER Programme until 2020. A new development is the inclusion of part of the North Lanarkshire rural area to the south of Cumbernauld and east of Airdrie and Wishaw.
South Lanarkshire Council Provost, Councillor Eileen Logan unveiled the new strategy at Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) in Lanark recently.
The Scottish Islands Federation (SIF) is pulling together a report on the challenges and opportunities that matter most to Scotland’s island communities and needs as many groups as possible to take part in its survey ‘Meeting the Challenges – Scotland’s Island Communities’.
Have your say on the Horizon 2020 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020.
The European Commission is carrying out a public consultation on this work programme and is welcoming contributions from all citizens and organisations.
The Tyne Esk LEADER Programme was formally launched at twin events - the Haddington Show on the 2 July and the Dalkeith Show on 9 July 2016.
Both events were well attended by, primarily, famers and families and the Tyne Esk LEADER stall was kept busy answering questions and entertaining children. LEADER LAG members as well as the staff team were on hand at the stall throughout the two days.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) wants to hear your views on nine big issues in the Park including flood management, housing and economic development.
The Big Park Big Questions consultation has been launched to gather views on the key issues to be addressed in the next National Park Partnership Plan 2017-2022 - a management plan for the Park which sets out a vision and overarching strategy for managing the area.
Scotland is being represented at this week's Swedish Rural Parliament, one of the largest gatherings for rural development in Europe.
Bill Sturrock, a member of Angus LEADER Local Action Group, and Sarah Hyslop, Ayrshire LEADER Programme Manager, are being supported by the Scottish Rural Network to attend the event.
The Swedish Rural Parliament event takes place in Visby, Gotland from 27 to 29 May. The theme for 2016 is 'Towards a balanced country'.