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The Transformation Team is delighted to let you know that the Faithful Endeavours resource is now available on the Scottish Government website for you to download, view and to use.
The Faithful Endeavours resource demonstrates some of the very good work which is already going on to nurture a growing understanding between public agencies and faith communities as well as identifying key ways to deepen those relationships. It was compiled for use by both faith communities and public agencies as together they seek ways to support communities across Scotland.
The resource was developed as part of the Scottish Government’s Better Community Engagement programme by the Scottish Community Development Centre and Faith in Community Scotland and the hope is that it will contribute towards our shared goal of a fairer Scotland for all.
To find out more about the Faithful Endeavours resource please contact Pauline or Shakeel at the Transformation Team on Tel: 0141 221 4576 Shakeel@transformationteam.org
The second pilot programme will begin in April 2011.
BEMIS in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (Scottish Poverty Information Unit) and Faith in Community Scotland are offering a 12 week Certificate Level training programme to empower local community and faith groups with much needed necessary skills in relation to research and tackling poverty.
For information see http://www.scojec.org/memo/files/ads/11iv_bemis.pdf and registration form http://www.scojec.org/memo/files/ads/11iv_bemis.doc or contact Tanveer Parnez Tanveer.firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 548 8047.
Faith in Community Scotland, has announced that it has awarded grants totaling £145,000 to 18 groups across Scotland in its first year of operation. Amongst those organisation receiving funding is East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action, which received £10,000 over two years towards funding staffing, volunteers and volunteers’ training to develop volunteer befriending, building social networks to address isolation and loneliness experienced by homeless people and Amina, Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, Glasgow which received £10,000 over two years towards the cost of a Befriending Co-ordinator to develop a volunteer befriending scheme to support isolated Muslim women. Through the Fund, Faith in Community Scotland will consider applications of up to £15,000 for projects that respond to community need, particularly in the economically poorest urban and rural communities. This may be spread over a maximum of three years, with no more than £7,500 being awarded in the first year. Applications are considered twice each year. The next deadline for applications is the 30th September 2010.
Faith in Community Scotland’s Annual Review
Tackling Poverty Through Faith
is now online: download it here
We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and skilled individuals for the following posts based in Glasgow.