Rural services

RSABI marks its 125th anniversary of providing outstanding emotional, practical and financial support to farming and crofting communities.

Listen to the latest episode of On Farm podcast where Mairi Gougeon talks with the representatives from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs about some important issues affecting rural communities.

Regional Food Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects and initiatives that promote the development of food and drink across Scotland.

The Scottish Government are looking for parents, carers and childcare providers to take part in the survey to help identify and investigate childcare issues in rural areas.

Scottish Government is committed to enabling every child in Scotland to reach their full potential. To achieve this, it is key to understand the differing childcare needs and the challenges to providing this care in rural and island areas of Scotland. 

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.

Islands Bond Workshop

The Scottish Government has committed to developing a £5 million Islands Bond fund, providing up to £50,000 each for up to 100 households by 2026, by providing financial support for island residents to remain in their community, or to encourage people to move there.

People are to be supported to drive forward innovation and knowledge transfer in agriculture, helping businesses contribute to the green economic recovery by farming and crofting more sustainably.

Applications have opened for the next round of the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) for projects aiming to introduce new and innovative approaches in agricultural practice or improve sector knowledge transfer and skills.

The evaluation of New Entrants and Young Farmers Start-Up Grant Schemes has been published on the Scottish Government website - you can read the full document here.

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.