How do you think Scotland should deal with climate change? Join our Climate Change Bill policy consultations and make your voice heard!

CCBillgeneralCalling all community organisations, members, and individuals who have an interest in how Scotland will deal with climate change! Here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. We are organising six community consultations to gather your views and ideas around the new Climate Change Bill. They are being co-hosted by some of our different member organisations across Scotland and we are working hard to put together a good workshop programme to make the consultations accessible, enjoyable, and inspiring.

During these 3 hour workshops we will

  • explain what you need to understand about the Bill
  • discuss how it will affect your life and work locally
  • support you in formulating a response
  • gather feedback from you and submit our own report to Scottish Government

Dates, times and locations:

August 18th, 11am-2.30pm, Craignure, Mull,  Register here
September 5th, 12.30-4pm, Rutherglen, Register here
September 6th, 12.30-4pm, Glasgow, Register here
September 7th, 12.30-4pm, Edinburgh, Register here
September 12th, 12.30-4pm, Aberdeen, Register here
September 14th, 6-9pm, Melrose, Register here

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June newsletter

d8529243-f05e-4814-aa82-a2c12667171cOur June newsletter is out with details for many exciting funding opportunities and news from the networks. If you enjoy reading it please also consider sharing it with a friend. Get in touch if you have something you would like to feature in next month’s newsletter on info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk. And wishing you all a happy summer!

The Home Heating Fund, helping to warm your home

The Home Heating Fund is a project which utilises government mandated grant funding to supply and install new oil and LPG boilers in domestic properties occupied by those at risk of fuel poverty across England, Wales and Scotland.

Since starting the project in 2016, the Home Heating Fund have supplied and installed boiler upgrades to over 70 homes completely free of charge. This not only reduces residents fuel bills up to 40%* but also reduces their carbon footprint.

To be eligible for a free boiler upgrade the claimant must:

  • Be in receipt of benefits including; Pension Guarantee Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child and Working tax credit, or Universal credit- For Child tax credit, Work tax credit and Universal credit; eligibility will depend on claimant’s income 
  • Be either a home owner or a private tenant 
  • Possess an inefficient Oil or LPG boiler

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SCCAN trainings on Community Empowerment Act and Social Media

unconference1We are hosting two trainings in the near future to help those involved in community action in Scotland to understand and make use of the opportunities in the Community Empowerment Act, and to communicate to their audience and widen their membership through social media:

Getting our Act Together: free training on the Community Empowerment Act

Thu 22 June 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC), Suite 305, Baltic Chambers Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ
Free
Book your place

Telling Your Story with Social Media
Mon 26 June 2017, 11:00 – 14:30
St Bryce Kirk, Saint Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET
£5-10
Book your place

We have some limited funds to contribute towards travel costs for both trainings. Please send an email to info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk with your expected costs by June 19th, and we will be able to tell you how much we can reimburse.

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