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Community Resources Network Scotland

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CRNS Enewsletter 15th January 2016

Welcome to our first CRNS E-newsletter for 2016, we have got some great things being planned for this year to support our members and the wider community reuse sector here in Scotland. CRNS is a membership network first and foremost and all of our activities are designed to support, connect and strengthen the collective activities of all of our members.

In February look out for the publication of our annual member survey which will provide the very latest data on the membership.  In March we will be running our first regional forums and thematic seminars of the year as well as supporting ‘Pass It On Week’ 2016. In April we are really excited to be holding a CRNS Awards Dinner, more details on all of these activities soon!

All of the CRNS staff are looking forward to a very busy 2016 and if there is anything that you think we should be doing this year to help our members better then please let us know.

David Wood, CEO

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Driving improvement in healthcare

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Do you want to improve the quality of care for people in Scotland?HIS
Will you dedicate some of your valuable free time to this important task?

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is now recruiting volunteers to the role of Public Partner to ensure the experiences and voices of people inform and influence improvements in the quality of care in Scotland. There are a variety of Public Partner roles involving a range of activities. These include developing, promoting and supporting quality standards and guidelines, encouraging sharing of good practice and spreading improvement, and participating in hospital inspections.
Previous experience is not required as training will be provided. You must live in Scotland to be a Public Partner. For some roleHealth Improvements, travel throughout Scotland with occasional overnight stays may be required. While the role of Public Partner is voluntary, expenses will be paid.
For an informal chat about what is involved, please contact: Katy Penman on 0141 225 6892 or send an email to
To request an application pack, call 0141 225 6887 or send an email to
Closing date: 5pm, 1 February 2016
Please note: An information and selection day will take place on 17 February in Glasgow. Induction is planned for 9 and 10 March in Clydebank.
Driving improvement in healthcare http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland

Discover North Kincardine Weekend

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Project Launch Event – Wednesday 20th January 2016

Come along to this drop in event which will allow you to see an overview of the 5 trails being developed within North Kincardine, meet Anne Murray the artist in residence and members of the North Kincardine Public Arts Group and partners involved.

Find out more about the events over the weekend, the proposed routes, the mapping project, public art planned for this year, get involved and have your say. Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting New Explore North Kincardine Project!

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Free public information evening for exciting new Explore North Kincardine Project on 20th January 2016, 4-6pm at Portlethen Academy, Community Learning and Development Centre, Portlethen.

Tea, Coffee and treats will be on offer and you get the chance to sign up for walk-shops, workshops, trails and talks during the weekend of 22nd – 24th January 2016! Read the rest of this entry »

People’s Postcode Community Trust – Community Grants Programme

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peoples PostcodeThe Community Grants Programme accepts applications for projects that meet one or more of the following funding themes: advancement of community development, advancement of health and environmental improvement. Applications may be submitted at any time. More

Scottish Government Flood Relief Fund

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Affected by the flooding, please see the following statement and link to the flood relief fund.flood1

‘We are currently working with the Scottish Government to put in place a mechanism whereby the recently announced government flood relief fund can be distributed to those affected communities. Anyone interested in applying to this fund should email in the first instance. Please include your full name and/or business name, postal address and daytime contact number, residents/businesses will then be contacted once the fund is up and running.

Improving the Quality of Drug and Alcohol Service in Scotland

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Small Test of Change Fund

The Scottish Government is making available small sums of money to encourage and support improvement in the quality of drug services. We are  looking to invest in local small tests of change which contribute to our ambitions to build and strengthen recovery orientated systems of care (ROSC) across services throughout Scotland and support implementation of The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care & Support in Drug & Alcohol Services.

A maximum of up to £3,000 (non-recurring) will be available per application (if successful). The concept of “small tests of change” stems from the Scottish Government 3-step Improvement Framework for public services. More detail can be found via:

Partnership applications are welcomed. It is expected that the lead bidder will be a third sector provider. It is also expected that applications received will sit within at least one of the following priorities; Prevention, Education, Harm Reduction and/ or Quality Improvement.

All applications should be signed-off by the local ADP. It is expected that any funding application received will clearly align to an outcome agreed as part of a local improvement work underway in your area. The ADP team in your area should be able to support you with this
Deadline for applications and review process

This will be a rolling fund with applications received on a quarterly basis. The closing date for this round of applications is: 29th January 2016.

All applications received will be reviewed and successful bids will be notified within 4 weeks. Light-touch feedback will be provided to any unsuccessful applications. Read the rest of this entry »