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Volunteer Centre Western Isles launches new award to mark the start of Volunteers Week (1st – 7th June)

To celebrate the launch of national Volunteers Week (1st – 7th June), Volunteer Centre Western Isles are launching a new award ‘The Charlie Nicolson Shield for International Volunteering’. This new annual award has been donated by former Councillor Charlie Nicolson to the Volunteer Centre Western Isles to recognise the important contribution volunteers and organisations in the Western Isles make to International volunteering. Charlie said: “I am delighted to work with the Volunteer Centre to help …

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Would you like to get involved and say THANK YOU to your volunteers?

Would you like to get involved and say THANK YOU to your volunteers? This Volunteers’ Week, Volunteer Centre Western Isles are encouraging everyone to take the time to say ‘Thank You’ to all our volunteers across the Western Isles. Do you know a volunteer that has made a difference or could do with a thank you for all that they do? We would like to help your group/organisation say a huge THANK YOU to all …

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Year 2 of Community Mental Health and Wellbeing fund announced

Community mental health fund supports nearly 2,000 projects. A fund launched last year to tackle the social isolation, loneliness and mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic, has been awarded a further £15 million. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults was launched in October last year, and has helped nearly 2,000 community projects to deliver activities and programmes in its first year. It has supported a wide range of projects including …

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*Last chance to avoid a census non-completion fine*

Final opportunity for census return Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 Householders across Scotland are being offered a short extension until the end of May to complete their census return, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today. By allowing outstanding online and paper returns to be submitted over a further four weeks, NRS is ensuring that everyone across the country has the opportunity to complete their return and help to shape important services in their community. Around …

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund – End of Year Report

TSI Western Isles are delighted to report that the Scottish Government Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, administered by TSI Western Isles, has awarded a total of £110,561.44 to the following 14 projects, supporting mental health and wellbeing across Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra: Organisation Project Name Type of Activity Description of project Amount awarded Advocacy Western Isles Mental Health Advocacy One to one Funding for mental health advocacy workers across the Western Isles, allowing …

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