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Volunteer Week is approaching: 1st-7th June 2023 - Breadalbane Academy



Next Free Digital Skills Course for Adults – Starting Soon in Aberfeldy


A next Basic Digital Skills Course is starting in Aberfeldy at Breadalbane Library, Thursday 8th June ,  10am – noon.

Would you like to improve your Digital Skills, or do you know someone that could benefit from this?

The course includes:

  • Computer/tablet basics
  • Internet navigation
  • Online safety
  • Public services online
  • Email

Sign up now by : Telephone: 01738 477092 or Email:

Please bring your own device, however a limited number of tablets will be available for use during class time.


Job Advert – Physical Activity Link Worker

The Healthiest Town Aberfeldy project is looking for a dynamic, motivated individual to support people in the community to become more physically active.  This work will be part of our physical activity project.

We are looking for someone with vocational qualifications or experience of promoting health through physical activity and working with a person-centred approach.  Team working and good communication skills are essential.

See the attached poster for more info. or email




Community Greenspace Volunteer Networking and Training Day

On Tuesday 23rd May the Council’s Community Greenspace Team will be hosting a Volunteer Networking and Training Day.

Community Greenspace supports a range of community groups who operate in parks, cemeteries and on footpath networks through Perth and Kinross.

This event is ideal for members of various community Path groups, Bloom Groups, Friends of Cemeteries and Friends of Parks or individuals who wish to set up a group and require support and help with the first steps.

The event, which is free to attend, takes place at Bankfoot Church Centre between 10am and 4pm and includes refreshments and lunch.

Book you place here but please be advised we have allocated 4 tickets per group.

Please contact us on  should you require any additional tickets. We will do our best to accommodate your request.



Want to get back into education? Always wanted to go to university?

The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is a partnership of colleges & universities in Scotland whose aim is to support adults who want to find routes into higher education. They may think that they can’t get to university because they don’t have the school qualifications necessary. They may feel that they are too old or that it’s just not for them. Often what they don’t realise is that they will have built up a range of skills from previous work, or from bringing up a family, and these may be the exact skills that universities are looking for – being able to communicate with others, or work in teams and solve problems. A one year, full-time SWAP Access programme at college develops these skills and prepares them to succeed in Higher Education.


The attached leaflet is for your information and for distribution to anyone who uses your services and who may be interested in thinking about going back into education. A complete list of the SWAP Access programmes that are offered at local colleges is on our website at


If you have questions or queries or wish to direct a service user to us for advice and guidance on how to get started, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


With best wishes,


SWAP East Team



NHS Tayside Community Benefit Gateway

In September 2021 NHS National Procurement, a division of NHS National Services Scotland in conjunction with the NHS Scotland Procurement community launched the Community Benefit Gateway.

Community Benefit Gateway (CBG) is a free and easy to use online service that connects NHS Scotland suppliers with third sector community organisations in Tayside who are looking for assistance with a variety of needs.

It’s open to all third sector community organisations across Tayside and needs can be anything from supporting training and development, donation of equipment, assistance with building community facilities, or environmental proposals and much more.

In Tayside the CBG is overseen by my colleagues and I within the Directorate of Public Health and supported by a triage group which includes members of the 3 local TSI’s, and NHST procurement colleagues.


NHS Tayside Community Benefit Gateway

Community Benefit Gateway (CBG) is a free and easy to use online service that connects NHS Scotland suppliers with third sector community organisations in Tayside who are looking for assistance with a variety of needs.

It’s open to all third sector community organisations across Tayside and needs can be anything from supporting training and development, donation of equipment, assistance with building community facilities, or environmental proposals…..and much more!


Find Out More – Access our Community Benefit Gateway | National Services Scotland (


Community Benefit Gateway Third Sector Animation –


Access the Portal – Community Benefit Login – Community Benefit (


Third Sector Guide –


For any other queries relating to NHS Tayside, please contact NHS Tayside by email at


Phillippa MacDonald, Health Promotion Officer, Workplace Programme, NHS Tayside, Telephone: 01382 424115




Could you make a difference for a child or young person seeking asylum alone?

Could you give a child or young person seeking asylum alone the kind of supportive, caring family environment where they can find their feet and flourish? Then we’d like to hear from you!


We need more carers for our Host Families service to continue making a difference for these vulnerable youngsters.


If you’d like to register your interest in potentially becoming a Host Families carer, please call 01738 474580 or email




Want Some Local Community Volunteers?

Are you delivering a service in Perth and Kinross? Could you use some additional volunteer support for a one-off large scale project, day to day activities or during a busy period?

Caledonia Housing have over 70 staff members ready to give 1 day of volunteering. Could this support your services?

Complete the information below and email to to register your interest before the end of April.

We will compile all submissions and pass the information on to Caledonia Housing. Caledonia Housing staff  members will select which opportunities they are most interested in. Submitting information will not guarantee volunteer uptake.

Please note: Volunteering Opportunities can be for large groups, small groups, individuals and happen any time during 2023.

What we need from you is the following:

Name and quick overview of the organisation/project
Volunteering opportunity (i.e., Events, collections, deliveries, garden work, community work etc.)
Date of opportunity (if there are more than one date please indicate)
Number of people you can host.
Addition Information (like: PPE provided, food and drink provided etc.)



PKC Good Food Fund Now Open

We are delighted to be sharing with you details of a new Community Food Fund. The ‘Good Food Fund’  opened for applications this morning. (Monday 1st May)

This fund awards grants up to £4,000 to eligible local charities and community organisations across Perth & Kinross with the aims of tackling food poverty, promoting healthy and sustainable food, and building community food knowledge, skills, and resources.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th May 2023.

All successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 1st June 2023.

Details with how to apply can be found here;  Community grants – Perth & Kinross Council (



PKC Funding Alert

The latest PKC Funding Alert can be found here


This month’s spotlight funding opportunity is the Scottish Government Place-Based Investment Programme


The Scottish Government’s Place-Based Investment Programme (PBIP) aims to align place-based funding initiatives whilst advancing the aims listed below. Funding has been made available to PKC from the Scottish Government for the advancement of projects which deliver the PBIP aims. PKC is therefore is pleased to be inviting applications for capital projects for the financial year 2023-24 with approximately £700k available.


To be eligible, projects must have been shaped by the needs and aspirations of local communities and advance progress on the following aims:


Community-led regeneration

Community involvement & ownership

Town centre action

Community wealth building


Wellbeing economy & inclusive economic development

20-minute neighbourhoods

Expression of Interest is now open, with the deadline for submission of EOI’s 14th May.


Please email to receive an EOI form and further information.



Let’s Talk Transport!

I am delighted to share our first, committee-approved, report that identifies problems and opportunities across Perth and Kinross’s existing transport network, in preparation for the Mobility Strategy.

The Let’s Talk Transport report, commonly known as a main issues report, is publicly available for 6 weeks allowing stakeholders, communities, and businesses to share their local knowledge and expertise.  The Let’s Talk Transport report and the feedback gathered from this consultation will play a key role in informing the draft Mobility Strategy.


It would be greatly appreciated if the link is shared with colleagues, friends, and family to get as many participants as possible. This will allow for a robust evidence base to inform the draft Mobility Strategy.


The Big Place Conversation – Let’s Talk Transport – Perth & Kinross Council Citizen Space – Citizen Space (


PKC Mobility Strategy Team




Tell PKC what your priorities are for spending on your housing

Our rent setting process for 2024/25 – starts here! Take part in our consultation to tell us what your spending priorities are for housing services.


It’s very important we understand what matters to you, our tenants, when it comes to how we invest in your homes and in the housing services we provide for you. This survey will tell us what you think we should be spending your rent money on.


We have sent a paper copy of this consultation to all tenants with the Spring 2023 edition of On The House magazine. You can either return the paper copy to us in the envelope provided, or take part in the consultation online by clicking the link below.


Everyone who takes part can be entered into a prize draw to win one of four £50 High Street shopping vouchers.


Make sure your voice is heard! Follow the link to complete the survey.





Dunkeld & Birnam Community Fayre and Ceilidh on 3rd June 2023


As part of National Volunteers Week 2023 Dunkeld, Birnam & District Community Development Trust and Friends of Asheville are hosting a joint event to showcase and celebrate the wonderful work our many local groups and organisations do.


The Fayre will take place at Birnam Arts in the John Kinnaird Hall on Saturday 3rd June from 10am to 4pm. A stall will be provided for you to promote the work of your group / organisation and offer a chance to chat with others.


The Ceilidh will also take place at Birnam Arts and begins at 7.00pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved by filling in the form attached.


Please find your invitation to the Community Fayre and Ceilidh attached.


We would be delighted if you join us at these events. If you wish to attend please fill in the form on the invitation and return it to myself.


Please also find a DBDCDT membership form attached should you wish to join the Trust. Membership is free and we welcome as many people as possible to support the work we do.


We look forward to seeing you on 3rd June!


Beth Taylor, Community Connector, Dunkeld, Birnam & District Community Development Trust.





Woodland Pick n Mix Activity – West Stormont Woodland Group

We are looking for help with a range of activities to help improve our woods and care for our local wildlife.


On Saturday & Sunday May 13th & 14th we’ll be in the woods from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm but just come for as long as you can or for as long as suits you.


See here for more information




 There’s lots happening at Culture PK – find out more here.





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