Events Scotland Fund now open

The Events Industry Support Fund will comprise of a one-off grant of £10,000 to support businesses in the events industry, particularly those in the supply chain that are facing hardship and will be awarded as they are received.

We’re delivering the fund with our EventScotland team on behalf of the Scottish Government, with development input from the newly formed Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG). The funding was announced as part of a £10 million package of support on 26 July by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture to help the events industry, parts of which are not yet able to reopen, and those which can are operating with limited numbers and other changes in light of the pandemic. This will help to ensure that these businesses are able to support the delivery of events in Scotland as we recover from coronavirus. This fund will support businesses which have not received Scottish Government sponsored COVID-related funding from other schemes and which meet the eligibility criteria. This includes suppliers working to organise, stage and deliver business and meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions (MICE) events and/or cultural and sporting events and festivals in Scotland, which are open to the public.

Applications for the fund will open from noon on Monday 31 August 2020 until noon on Monday 14 September 2020. To find out all the details go to https://www.visitscotland.org/events/funding/coronavirus-support-fund 

Just Enterprise Autumn Training Calender

Just Enterprise provides free one-to-one and group-based support and training sessions. What’s more, the different elements of the Start-Up programme are tailored to fit perfectly with your own social enterprise. To find out more about what they  can support your social enterprise to thrive see list below

  • What is social enterprise
  • Legal structures
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Branding and marketing
  •  Fine tune your social enterprise

To find out more go to https://justenterprise.org/start-up/

Volunteers make a real difference to Wick

Many willing volunteers have been busy this month to complete a project to renovate the two Coghill Bridges over Wick River.  Local volunteers with support from the business

Volunteers making structural repairs to the Coghill Bridge across Wick River
Litter picking at Riverside area
Volunteers taking a break
just a sample of the rubbish gathered in one morning

community and existing voluntary groups, have made significant improvement to the bridges which were in desperate need of repair.

The volunteers repaired and painted the railings, they replaced planks and added non-slip webbing all of which makes the bridges safer and aesthetically pleasing.

In addition, volunteers conducted a litter pick of the riverside area and the riverside was a hive of activity with members of the public all pulling together to make the area

Data protection and coronavirus information hub

The ICO is here to help, https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/if you cannot find the answer to your query there, call on 0303 123 1113.

Green Health Tender Open

The aims and purpose of the green health events or activity that encourages people to become more active in their local outdoor spaces.

Round 2 invites tenders that have the specific purpose of encouraging new green health activity this autumn. Tender proposals must be able to run safely under COVID distancing requirements and all activity must be completed no later than the 30 November 2020. Tender submissions are likely to be for smaller groups of participants or highly targeted audiences and this should be reflected in your tender proposal budget.  The aims and purpose of the green health events or activity remains the same; encouraging people to become more active in their local outdoor spaces. The tender brief and information is attached, together with the tender terms and conditions. Note* Leader funding has an ineligible zone (Inverness city) – and the project may not accept tender proposals for projects that take place within the ineligible zone. A closing date for Round 2 Green Health tenders has been set for 31 August 2020.

find the tender documentation on the Think Health Think Nature website.  https://www.thinkhealththinknature.scot/tender/