Training for better greenspace and job opportunities

training for better

Although there are tentative signs that the Scottish labour market is starting to recover, youth unemployment remains a key concern. Unemployed young people represent a costly and underused resource. The Prince’s Trust estimated that in 2010, youth unemployment was costing the UK economy more than £155 million per week in benefits payments and lost productivity, the costs of youth crime were put at another £23 million per week.  

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Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning

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The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Scottish Government's most prestigious events and celebrate achievements in planning, from strategic visions to development on the ground.

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SNH funding for Green Infrastructure Development

SNH funding

SNH is drawing together a funding bid to deliver a programme of Green Infrastructure (GI) development.  This would form part of Scotland’s programme for European and Structural Investment Funds 2014-2020.  The proposal will support a number of strategic projects with a total value of approximately £40 million over the seven year programme. 

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The CIWEM Sustainable Wetland of the Year Award

wetland award

The CIWEM Sustainable Wetland of the Year Award recognises multi-functional projects that demonstrate the sustainable use of wetland habitats. The award was previously named the Living Wetlands Award and was co-founded with the RSPB in 2002/3.

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John Muir Way Countdown

John Muir Way

The countdown is now well underway for the launch of the coast-to-coast John Muir Way.

The new 134-mile lowlands trail will officially open on 21st April 2014, during the first ever Scottish John Muir Festival, to mark both the conservationist’s birthday and the centenary of his death.

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John Muir Festival 2014

John Muir Festival 2014

The John Muir Festival 2014 is to open with a spectacular night-time arts event – on the theme of Scotland as Home – which also marks the international launch of the nation’s new cultural landmark, The Kelpies.

The celebration marks the start of a series of exciting John Muir Festival events over nine days and is a signature event in the Year of Homecoming programme.

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February Funding Round-up

Funding round up

Many thanks to SNH for sending us this excellent round-up of useful grant sources for environmental / biodiversity related activities. Some of these opportunities have deadlines very soon, good luck with your applications.

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