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Rural Enterprise Support: 1 September

Schools are back, summer holidays are over and it's time to take a breath and plan ahead with the latest events and updates in this blog post:

Social Investment Scotland Growth Challenge: This round is now open for applications from established charities and social enterprises until close of business on Friday 23 September. If your organisation has growth plans and would benefit from a flexible loan and grant solution, find out more here.

ASH Scotland Young People and Mental Health Fund: Youth organisations in Scotland who are developing new resources and approaches around smoking and mental health and wellbeing for young people can apply for up to £2500. Deadline 25 September. Find out more here.

Women in Enterprise Cross Party Group: This session with Women's Enterprise Scotland will cover the topic of procurement, specifically highlighting the challenges faced by women-led small businesses throughout the procurement process. Takes place on Wednesday the 14 September at 6pm on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite here.

Watch Out for New Facebook Scam: A new Facebook scam sees users receive a genuine email/notification from Facebook, saying another page has mentioned them in a comment or post. This page will often have a name implying it is a Facebook affiliate page. The page mention will say you need to verify your account, followed by a link. Do not click on this link, instead click on the 3 dots on the right and report it to Facebook as a scam.

The Community Environment Challenge Fund: Community groups in Perth and Kinross with projects making a significant difference to the local environment can apply for between £2,500 up to a maximum of £10,000, with 50% match funding. Find out more here.

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