Innovation

A new digital ‘ecomuseum’ is going to be created, covering the communities of Moffat, Tweedsmuir, Ettrick and Yarrow and the connecting valleys.

Fundraising Post-COVID

Effective Community Led Climate Action needs properly resourced - people, premises and outreach events.

From small-scale Community Fundraising to sharing your ideas and suggestions, join in a on learning and development oppertunity in how we can tackle climate change together.

 

Are you part of an ambitious social enterprise or community organisation keen to grow to achieve social impact at scale? Could you benefit from intensive business and investment readiness support?

Firstport's LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. The programme selects a cohort of up to eight ambitious organisations each year to prepare them for growth and help them secure investment.

Graduates and consultant sought to explore young people’s participation in funding decisions.

The Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) have been awarded funding through the Scottish Governments ‘Rural Communities Testing Change’ fund to jointly explore the development of Youth Local Action Groups and their potential as a sustainable model that can be replicated in other Scottish LAG areas. 

The next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland

Supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. 

Social enterprise, community enterprise and Third Sector organisations are increasingly viewed as an important source of economic growth, a vital source of support for vulnerable communities and a critical path of the reform of public services in Scotland. One area this was highlighted in during the pandemic was in the use of food banks throughout Scotland with some enterprises reporting a 10-fold increase in demand.

Biodiversity and alternative food products

Increasing biodiversity of both the farm environment and what it produces, is seen as one of the ways in which farming businesses can remain sustainable in the future.

We’ll watch video footage from some Scottish businesses that are farming in a way that has increased biodiversity on their farm. These business owners will also join us as part of our panel.

Tyne Esk LEADER has been assisting eight previous applicants with Covid recovery funding which, for many, has proved a vital lifeline. 

Are you a farmer or crofter considering diversification but not sure where to start? Are you in the tourism, hospitality or the food and drink business and keen to benefit from the growth of agritourism in Scotland? Or just curious to find out more?

Growing your rural business

Being your own boss can be a challenge at any time, however if you are setting up a business or are in business in a rural area then this brings with it a range of additional factors to consider. 

Join in the webinar with Business Gateway to look at:

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