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Case Studies

Befrienders

Befrienders

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Befrienders has been operating with children and young people since 1989. They offer a 1:1 befriending service to vulnerable children and young people aged 6-18 who live in Argyll and Bute. Across the area of benefit of Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead, they are serving approximately 60 beneficiaries, including volunteers who have trained to be befrienders, young people and their families....

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Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

Mon 18 Mar 2019

In 2017, Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise received funding from the ity Fund, to help towards the costs of hiring a qualified woodsman, and to purchase new tools to establish a wood working club. Membership of the club is free and open to everyone, however they were particularly keen to attract those who suffer from loneliness. ...

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Galawater History and  Heritage Association

Galawater History and Heritage Association

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Since 2012, GWHHA has employed a part-time Community Archivist through grants from EDF’s Longpark Community Fund. The Community Archivist catalogues the archive - located at Stow Town Hall Reading Room - and records new additions to it. The Archivist also supports others locally in their heritage-related research and project work, organises exhibitions and conducts a variety of outreach and promotional work....

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Watten School Parent Council

Watten School Parent Council

Fri 07 Dec 2018

Watten Primary School only has a roll of 56 pupils, who are divided between three composite classes – P1-3, P4-5 and P6-7. The Watten School Parent Council organises fundraising activities, so pupils can enjoy extracurricular activities such as swimming, Gaelic classes and archaeological trips, or to help purchase new equipment for the school....

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Dogs loves books too! – Helping children develop a passion for reading

Dogs loves books too! – Helping children develop a passion for reading

Tue 09 Oct 2018

Canine Concern Scotland established a Reading with Dogs programme in 2016. The programme encourages young children to become more confident with reading. Reading aloud to dogs, creates a comforting environment – it is less stressful for the child and they feel less self-conscious, as they are able to speak to the dog who is non-judgemental and non critical. This comforting environment helps nurture children’s enthusiasm for reading, whilst helping them build confidence....

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Stow Community Park

Stow Community Park

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Starting with discussions around the idea with Parish of Stow Community Council in August 2014, a hard working group of local parents took it upon themselves to develop Stow Community Park, to provide a range of equipment for play and physical exercise for local residents and visitors....

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Thrumster Game Fair

Thrumster Game Fair

Tue 04 Sep 2018

Thrumster Game Fair last took place in 2001, due to local and national pressures at the time it was unable to continue. In 2018, a group of local people agreed to relaunch the event. The 2018 event would include competitions for shooting, fishing, livestock, children’s art and the Thrumster Cattle Show...

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Canisbay Hall Committee

Canisbay Hall Committee

Tue 04 Sep 2018

The annual Canisbay show has been running for almost 30 years, growing in popularity each year and attracting between 5000 and 10,000 people. The best of the county’s livestock is on display, as well as entertainment including bouncy castles, home baking, produce, handcraft, floral arrangements, pot plants, paintings, photography....

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RBLS Wick, Canisbay and Latheron Branch

RBLS Wick, Canisbay and Latheron Branch

Tue 04 Sep 2018

The former Canisbay and District Branch of the RBLS was involved in setting up the Mey Games around 40 years ago, under the patronage of HRH Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. They have continued to deliver the games in August each year and, under the patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, the games have grown in size considerably from just 10 stallholders in 2016 to 50 in 2017. This growth has meant that the three marquees owned by the group were insufficient and more would be required to meet additional demand. Rather than incurring an annual fee to hire marquees, the group looked to purchase the marquees and store them at a location near the site....

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Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau

Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau

Fri 27 Jul 2018

With an increase in case loads combined with a cut in funding, Caithness CAB were faced with the possibility of having to cut their services. Instead they received funding from Stroupster Community Fund and Spirit of Caithness to recruit more volunteers....

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