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Vacancy: Team Leader Helix

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Are you an energetic, dynamic and creative Team Leader looking to manage Scotland’s newest attraction? There is currently a vacancy for Team Leader Helix based in Falkirk Community Stadium. You will create opportunities for community involvement and stewardship as well as ensuring a superb visitor experience.

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Glasgow Shortlisted for European 'Green Capital' 2015

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Glasgow has been shortlisted as one of four cities that will compete to become Europe's "Green Capital" in 2015.

Awarded by the European Commission, the prize is given every year to the city with the highest environmental standards.

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Book Your Place at the 2013 CSGN Forum

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Following on from the sucess of our 2012 Forum, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting bookings for the 2013 CSGN Forum.

The theme of this year's event is Delivering for Nature and People and the Programme offers opportunities for delegates to get involved in the Forum throughout the day as well as hearing from our first class international speakers.

This year there will be even more opportunites to get involved with a delegate Soap Box and the opportunity to win up to £5000 for your project idea.

This event is FREE to attend but booking is essential. To guarantee your place, please register on the EventBrite website.

More information on the speakers at this year's event has already been released via our website: CSGN Forum 2013 Planning Underway and CSGN Forum.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Christine Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SNH External Funding Guidance

Snhlogo1366Scottish Natural Heritage have produced external funding guidance that provides information on some of the most commonly used funding sources for natural heritage projects.

This guidance document and further information on securing funding for your projects is available on the SNH webite.

Greenspace Funding Boosts Access in Central Belt

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A new canoe trail from Edinburgh to Glasgow and a new ‘Gateway’ to Scotland’s National Tree Collections are just two of the nine greenspace projects to share funding of nearly £500,000.

The additional funding, from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund, has been awarded to projects right across the central belt which enhances access to a high quality environment.

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Vacancy on the HLF Board

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The National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund are looking for Trustees to help make decisions on matters of policy, NHMF funding and HLF grants of £2million and over. Trustees will also be invited to attend project openings and may be asked to engage with the media and speak on behalf of the organisation at public events.

For more information on this role and how to apply, please visit the Cabinet Office website.

Review of InVest Workshop

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In March, the Ecosystems Knowledge Network held a training event in Edinburgh to demonstrate the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Trade-offs) decision support tool. InVEST is free software developed by the Natural Capital Project. Abigail Page from the CSGN Support Unit attended the event to learn more about the tool.

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