healthy lifestyles

Paths for All’s Big Fit Walk campaign

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The Big Fit Walk is now in its 14th year. Its aim is simple. We want to inspire communities across Scotland to come together for a walk to celebrate the benefits of being active. It’s about having fun and staying healthy, anyone can host or attend a Big Fit Walk during the month of June! The Big Fit Walk is a fun and social way to show people the joy of a short walk. Whether you are looking to showcase an area in your community, get your workplace or school more active, or recruit new walkers to your Health Walk, the Big Fit Walk is a simple and easy way to put short local walks on the map in Scotland. Paths For All provide Health Walk groups, community groups, workplaces, schools and others with free resources to organise their own 30 minute local led walk during June. From posters and invites to get people along to your walk to a guide on running a successful walk, our pack has all the resources you will need to make your Big Fit Walk a success!  To order your Big Fit Walk resource pack or download resources please visit: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/bigfitwalk

Under Pressure – Preventing Abuse & Exploitation in Teen Relationships

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Dates:  Friday – 9th June or Wednesday – 1st November 2017

Time:  10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue:  The Citadel

A Train the Trainer Programme from Zero Tolerance in association with YouthLink Scotland

Under Pressure is a free train the trainer programme aiming to increase the skills and capacity of youth work staff to prevent abuse and exploitation in teen relationships. This free training has been developed in partnership between Zero Tolerance and YouthLink Scotland, and will be delivered by Jackie Williams, NHS Sexual Health Trainer and Lynn Buchan, Senior Community Learning Development Worker.

We aim to deliver the Under Pressure training with staff working with young people, and ultimately work to prevent abuse and exploitation.

We welcome bookings from those who –

  • Have experience of working with young people.
  • Have a commitment to ending gender inequality and violence against women.

Trainers will receive:

  • Specialist training on issues to do with abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships from a lead organisation in violence against women.
  • Under Pressure training resources for use with members of staff and young people to help prevent sexual exploitation.
  • Under Pressure Certification.

This training is an excellent opportunity to roll out a high quality course for your staff team and learning community, obtain a great set of resources for tackling abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships in informal education, and make a real difference in the lives of the young people you work with.

To apply please book via:    nhsg.publichealthlearning@nhs.net

Innovation in cycling and walking funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals that encourage more journeys by bicycle or on foot. The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. Deadline: Wednesday 7th June. For more information, visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/15/overview.

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Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns is nearing the end of this year’s application phase!

Do you have an idea for a project which will help make a positive difference to health, wellbeing or community links for Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven or St Cyrus?

 

If so, you could apply for up to £10,000 from a total available fund of £30,000. There is still time to submit an application for this year’s funding before the deadline of Friday 26th May.

Application forms are available from:

Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Stonehaven

KDP Office, 42-46 Barclay St, Stonehaven

What’s On Bervie Shop, 75 King St, Inverbervie

You can also download the form from the website: www.ouraberdeenshire.org.uk/Application-Form-South-Mearns-2017

What is this?

This is an exciting initiative where decisions on which projects get funding are made not by politicians or officers but by the people who will benefit the most – the people who live in the Coastal Strip villages of Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven and St Cyrus. ‘Participatory Budgeting’ as this process is known is all about removing barriers and getting communities directly involved in local decision-making – putting the power in the hands of the local community.

Who can apply?

Anyone who has an idea that will benefit people living in the eligible Coastal Strip villages above. This can be any community group (including informal groups), voluntary or non-profit organisations.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like some advice or support with making an application, please get in touch – we have a team of advisors who would be delighted to help.

Email: yourvoiceyourchoiceKandM@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Tel: Aberdeenshire Council Community Planning (01569) 768327

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Growing A Greener Britain: Small Grants Programme

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This fund wants to help communities to grow a greener Britain by supporting them to transform green spaces. We know that there are many people across the UK who have fantastic, creative and innovative ideas that could help to improve their local spaces. This small grant fund is designed to help turn these ideas into reality! Any constituted community group is invited to apply. Please remember that due to limited funding projects of a value of up to £1,000 can only be supported and that not every project can be rewarded. For more information, visit: https://www.growingagreenerbritain.org/small-grant-programme/

Survey for Sports Clubs and Groups Now Live

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Aberdeenshire Council is now engaging with sports clubs across Aberdeenshire to find out about the kind of support they want and to help them develop and be sustainable in the future.  We are requesting one response per club only please. An online survey is now live and available through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sportsclubs2017 The survey will be available for completion until midnight on Monday 1st May 2017. If you require any further information, please contact:

fraser.govan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk