The annual Fauldhouse Santa Parade will be taking place on Wednesday 18th December 2019.
The Santa car is organised for the parade and stalls, photobooth, stories with Mrs Claus, face painting etc in the Partnership Centre
Parade leaving from the usual place outside Scotmid at 6pm. If volunteers could meet at 5:20 in the partnership centre for a quick brief about the walk. Please bring a torch if you have one
West Lothian Social Enterprise Network's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Members of the Company will be held at – Craigsfarm, Maree Walk, Craigshill, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5BP, on Thursday 5th December 2019, commencing at 2pm for the purpose of reviewing the Directors Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending as of the 31st March 2019 and to consider other matters that may be raised by the membership.
The AGM will be followed by a Network Meeting.
SCCR Conference 2020
The Faces of Transition
Wednesday 29th January 2020
Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
OPEN FOR BOOKINGS
Inspired by the Roman God Janus, our FREE 2020 National Conference ‘The Faces of Transition’ explores the themes of beginnings, transitions, time, duality and how our past can impact our future but does not define us.
To coincide with this event and to celebrate our work under Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund, the SCCR will publish a new report detailing the impact of our work over the last four years plus the findings from new SCCR 2019 National Surveys.
The conference will highlight the legacy of the SCCR and look to the future regarding our ambition, purpose and strategic work in relation to earlier intervention and prevention for young people and families across Scotland.
We are honoured to welcome highly regarded professionals in their respective field. Speakers include:
There are approximately 24,000 registered charities in Scotland with over 180,000 Trustees (ref: http://trusteesweek.org).
Based on a rough calculation that volunteers spend a minimum of 10 hours per year in the role of Trustee (quarterly board meetings X 2.5 hours) when further multiplied by 180,000 Trustees results in a very conservative figure of 1,800,000 volunteering hours per year. Multiplying 1,800,000 hours by Scotland’s national minimal wage of £7.83 per hour serves to highlight the economic value of the volunteering role of Trustee as a staggering £14million plus.
On average only 10% of the total number of trustees are under the age of 34 years, with the average age being 57 years. The latter figure may be down to several reasons i.e. the skills and experience that charities are looking for, the role of trustee itself and/or individual charities purpose being less attractive to younger people, but also accessibility when and where boards of trustees meet.
Below are a few current trustee vacancies, a link to The Role of Trustees Video and a range of informative links
Current trustee vacancies
Linlithgow Heritage Trust
Livingston Art Association
As part of Enterprise Week, KPMG and Business Gateway West Lothian are hosting an event targeted at growing businesses on Wed 30 Oct at Howden Park from 9-12.30.
Attendees will be able to hear about all the support available to local businesses, find out about local grant schemes, meet the teams in an exhibition area and learn from expert consultants at workshops on HR, GDPR, Marketing, fundraising etc.
Please see the poster below for details of the next MN2W course which is starting on the 22nd October 2019.
Please see the poster below for details of the next WN2W course which is starting on the 28th October 2019.
Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling alcohol-related harm
You are invited to a Scotch Whisky Action Fund event on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at The Edinburgh Suite, Hibernian Football Club, Easter Road Stadium (West Stand), 12 Albion Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5QG. The Fund’s aim is to support projects working to reduce alcohol-related harm in Scotland.
The objective of the event is to share key learning and experiences from a number of projects that have received funding.
To register for the event please click on the link below: