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Rural Enterprise News: 20 July

As Scotland moves down to Level 0 this week, here’s a few essential updates and opportunities.


Level 0 Restrictions: With all of Scotland moving to Level 0, it’s vital we know the new rules. The main changes from today are around the number of people who can meet - Up to 15 people from 15 households can meet outdoors without distancing, but should stay 1 metre away from other groups, a maximum of 10 people from 4 households can meet in cafes, bars and restaurants, and a maximum of 8 people from 4 households can meet in private homes. Find out more about what you can and can't do here.

Grant for Cairngorms Climate Emergency Projects: Projects to preserve the Cairngorms landscape have won a £12.5m share of National Lottery funding. The money will help fund more than 20 schemes in The Cairngorms National Park. The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) also plans to develop an electric bike network around the park. Find out more here.

Social Enterprise Scotland Events – Healthy Ageing Challenge Fund – 11 August 11.30am: SES are holding an event to learn about how social enterprises can access the upcoming SBRI Healthy Ageing Social Ventures Competition, from UKRI and their Healthy Ageing Challenge. Launching on 19 July, the competition aims to help you achieve your mission by awarding a total of £4m. With grants for eligible project costs being allocated across two funding streams: Stream 1: £25 – 50k and Stream 2: £51 – 150k. Find out more and book here.


Care and Wellbeing Practitioners Opportunity: The Care and Wellbeing CIC, a social enterprise funded by the LEADER programme, is welcoming new members, including carers and personal assistants, who believe in local, compassionate, flexible and personalised help. Please contact or email if you’re interested in becoming a member.

Forward Coupar Angus Recruitment Opportunities: Forward Coupar Angus are recruiting for the following positions: Administrative Office, part time, contact for more info; Growing Leader, 30 hours/week, contact for more info.

GrowBiz Opportunity: GrowBiz is looking for a self-employed finance administrator, approximately 15 – 20 hours per week. Closing date 12 noon on Friday 23 July. For further information and application form, please email:

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