Learning and skills

Following a successful inaugural programme developed in response to Covid-19 challenges, the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme (THTDP) has been funded for a second year.

Communities Leading in Tourism is a fully-funded, responsive programme that empowers community leaders to shape and influence local tourism.

As creative groups start to meet up in person again, Creative Lives is offering 18 micro-grants of £300 each to help make that happen.

Eligible groups/projects are ones that:

The Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd funding programme was established to help community groups to undertake projects in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan.

Applications are now open for projects taking place between April 2022 and August 2023 that would help achieve the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan and Bòrd na Gàidhlig’s 2018-23 Corporate Plan, especially by promoting the using Gaelic in the community.

Investing in Communities Fund Webinar

The ICF is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme.

The Promise Partnership – A Good Childhood is an investment of circa £3.25m from the Scottish Government.

The grant is intended to deliver change in-line with Scotland’s commitment to #KeepThePromise and ensure children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected.

Principles of Place, Resilience and Nature Conservancy

In this workshop, participants will learn about tools that foster resilience in places and also apply them to the conservation of nature.

This workshop will be divided into two sessions, running on November 22 and 29, from 2-5pm. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both sessions.

This workshop is about fostering resilience for a flourishing life, community, and the places where we live and enjoy. In these 2 sessions, participants will learn about resilience tools such as:

Mentoring for rural businesses

The GrowBiz Mentor Programme trains and matches mentors and mentees from the Scottish rural business and self-employed community.

This event is an induction session for those who would like to have a mentor.

Business mentoring is a great resource that allows you to:

raise business horizons,
explore new possibilities,
create focused strategies, and
develop self-awareness and confidence.

The Connecting Scotland Programme  is now inviting ‘fast track’ applications from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th November.

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.

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