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Rural Enterprise News: 10 May



Spring into summer with these opportunities for rural businesses and communities:


Dandelion: Inclusive and Inspiring Communities Fund: Community groups and non-profit organisations looking to get started with growing their own food, and celebrating with a harvest festival, can apply for grants of up to £2000. The deadline for applications is Friday 20th May. Find out more here. Groups already growing food can apply for the Dandelion Harvest Festival Fund instead.


Nature of Scotland Awards 2022: Entries are now open for these awards until 30 May. Designed got celebrate inspirational people, projects and partnerships in different aspects of nature conservation. Entries are free, and there are ten categories to choose from. Find out more here.


Remake Board Trustee Opportunity: Remake is an environmental charity with social impact. They inspire, supply and support sustainable living through their Reuse Hub, Tool Library and Repair Workshops. Their vision is to inspire second-hand to become first choice and for sustainable living to become embedded within the community. As they develop and grow, they are looking for new Trustees to join the Board. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about the environment to help shape local solutions to the climate crisis. Find out more about on the website or contact Fiona Airey for more information: fiona.a@remakescotland.co.uk


Tayside Woodland Partnerships Treasurer: This recently formed Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is looking for a part time Treasurer on a voluntary basis to maintain their financial records. At the present moment they have about 40 members from around Tayside and their main purpose is to promote the creation of new Community Woodlands in partnership with landowners in the Tayside region. They are looking for advice and help to broaden the sources of funding. The Steering Committee, of which the Treasurer would be a member, normally meets around once per month and is in the process of developing a business plan. Contact lenseal210@gmail.com if interested.


Perthshire Open Studios Online Survey: Perthshire Open Studios would like to hear from local creatives in order to help shape the event going forward in 2023 and beyond. The survey will only take 5-10 mins to complete but it will help them to understand what creatives need POS to become. Take it here.


Raise the Roof Event: This Perth’s Women’s project, in collaboration with Horsecross Arts and Perth & Kinross Council, will explore the life of Aggie Moffat, the legendary Saints tea lady. Saturdays in May. Find out more here.


Just Enterprise Event: Join Just Enterprise and Firstport representatives for an in person networking and information morning, where you will get the chance to meet fellow social entrepreneurs and local support agencies. This event on the 19th May at Volunteer Scotland, Stirling, will include workshops and panel discussions as well as opportunities to network, and a free lunch. Find out more and book your slot here.



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