Month: August 2016
The Friends of the Mill of Benholm are holding an Open Afternoon on Saturday 20th August from 2-5 pm at the Mill.
The mill wheel will be turning and there will be a range of family friendly activities, supported by local community groups; from mini beast hunts to craft and first aid demonstrations, face painting, forest school and eco activities, mindfulness sessions and more !
There will also be the chance to meet the architect and business consultant that are conducting the feasibility study and find out more about potential ideas for the Mill’s future.
The “Friends” will be serving cream teas and all of the activities are FREE … All Welcome.
The Scottish Community Development Centre have launched a short video titled ‘What is community capacity building’ which partners and communities may find useful. To view the video please visit: http://www.scdc.org.uk/news/article/video-what-community-capacity-building/
The National Gardens Scheme published an independent report on the benefits of gardens and gardening on health. The report has three aims: to bring together the wide range of literature on gardens and wellbeing; to demonstrate how gardening interventions have an important place in the health and care system and to place gardens and health within the current strategic health policy context. The report includes a menu of recommendations that aims to encourage the NHS, government departments, national bodies, local government, health and wellbeing boards and clinical commissioning groups to make more of the diverse health benefits of gardening in support of their priorities. Read the report here.
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Through its Small Grants Programme, the People’s Postcode Trust offers grants of between £500 and £20,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 1 year. Projects must be for the advancement of community development. The People’s Postcode Trust has announced that its Small Grants Programme will re-open for applications on the 1st September 2016. The closing date for applications will be the 30th September 2016. More information here.