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Rural Enterprise News: 12 November

SDS Rural Employers Toolkit: Skills Development Scotland have published a guide on training, placement support, apprenticeships and more for rural businesses in Scotland. Check out the Rural Employers’ Toolkit.


The Better Breaks Programme: This programme provides grants to third sector and charitable organisations to develop and deliver short breaks and services for disabled children and young people, and their carers. These can include breaks away, days out, and/or shorter regular activities and sessions. The deadline for applications is Thursday 18 November. Find out more on the Shared Care Scotland website.


Care and Wellbeing CIC Open for New Members: This friendly and mutually supportive network of care and wellbeing practitioners across rural Perth and Kinross is open to new members, including carers and personal assistants. A career as a self-employed care and wellbeing practitioner can be full or part time and provide the opportunity to structure your working week around other commitments or augment your income while running another business. Find out more here.


Art/Lighting Commission Opportunity for Perth High Street: Perth & Kinross Council are looking to commission a collection of eight sculptural works that will be attached to or form part of lighting columns within the main High Street within the Perth City Centre. Deadline for submission of proposals 31 Dec 2021. Find out more here.


PKAVS Directory of Funding: This digital brochure has been created by PKAVS to help inform third sector organisations of current funding options. Find it here.


Third Sector Upskilling Grant: Perth and Kinross Council are accepting applications from volunteers and third sector organisations for training and upskilling grants. Click here for the link to apply.


Productivity Club Net Zero Week: This will take place from 22-25 November, with free Clubs happening daily. You’ll hear from organisations who have started their net zero journeys and from experts about support for organisations interested in knowing more about become more sustainable employers. Online events are:

Productivity Club South of Scotland presents: Net Zero22nd November ONLINE 3pm

Productivity Club Highlands & Islands presents: Net Zero25th November ONLINE 3pm


Social Investment Scotland Roundtable: This hour-long event on 17 November at 12:00 will be a discussion on bridging loans, a type of social investment for social enterprises and charities, and how they might help organisations manage the difference in timing of income and expenditure. Find out more here.



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