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Placing Older People at the Centre of Rural Communities – A Review

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Accelerating Ideas’ fund, Rural Wisdom works with older people in rural areas in both Scotland and Wales. Partners Outside The Box (Scotland) and Volunteering Matters Cymru (Wales) have been working with rural communities on how to make them work for well for older people. This means supporting community…

Groups Networking Together event in Brechin City Hall

A range of community groups and organisers attended the recent Groups Networking Together event in Brechin City Hall.  Ulrik Westen-Jensen from the National Lottery Community Fund presented a helpful overview of the different streams of funding programmes available for community groups, and the application process for each.  Victoria Gibbons, from Angus Council provided a useful…

luminate programme

Scotland’s creative ageing festival – what’s on in your area?

We’re excited to see the programme for ‘Luminate Scotland‘ – Scotland’s innovative festival which celebrates and showcases creative activities aimed at older people. The festival kicks off in October so its right around the corner with loads of exciting events from ‘celebrate your feet’ art workshops to dramatic language learning to a host of dance…