Scottish Child Payment has started

This new benefit is unique to Scotland and will give eligible parents and carers £40 every four weeks for every child under six they look after. Since the benefit opened early for applications in November 2020, we have received more than 77,000 applications. We are doing final eligibility checks on applications already received and we … Read more

Citizen’s Advice Scotland launch Money Map

Citizen’s Advice Scotland have launched a new tool to help people navigate money issues during this uncertain time. The Money Map is a free, easy to use service that is designed to help people find sources of online support to enable them to: * Maximise their money – for example, accessing benefits and grants * … Read more

A budget for wellbeing, recovery and renewal

Today East Ayrshire Council launches an online conversation as part of its annual budget setting arrangements. Following the Scottish Government’s funding announcement on Thursday 28 January, plans for the Council’s 2021/22 budget are currently being finalised. With a continued focus on recovery and renewal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans include investment to … Read more

Open Doors

Open Doors is a new community hub in the heart of Kilmarnock town centre which will provide a safe place where people can access a wide range of activities and supports aimed at providing health and social benefits, improving life chances and signposting to opportunities within the community. Open Doors will not only further the priorities identified … Read more

Voluntary Health Scotland Conduct Survey

Voluntary Health Scotland is conducting research to help ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, among all those who need it and would like your help to complete this short survey. VHS would like to identify who you think the vulnerable demographics are who for a range of reasons may not access the vaccine, even … Read more

Strengthening Scottish Charity Law Survey

The closing date for the Strengthening Scottish Charity Law Survey has now been extended to Friday 19th February. To take part in the survey click here>> The Scottish Government would like to hear from people working in and with the charity sector, members of the public, and anyone with an interest in charity law. The … Read more

The Together, Alone Toolkit by is available now!

Click.Scot have launched their Together, Alone Toolkit  – an interactive resource designed to help anyone reflect and build on their own self-care. You can find the toolkit here. The Together, Alone toolkit is a culmination of the Together, Alone project – a wellbeing arts-based project which ran from June 2020 – December 2020 on CLiCK’s … Read more

Skills Development Scotland Apprenticeship Employer Grant

Applications are now open for the SDS Apprenticeship Employer Grant, a new Scottish Government initiative developed in response to the pandemic.      All information and grant conditions with FAQs, guidance and a link to the application form can be accessed on Read More>> Some key information about the Grant:    •    £5,000 for … Read more

Keeping Kids Safe During Lockdown

As most of Scotland re-enters lockdown, and the re-opening of schools and nurseries is delayed, families across the country face new challenges and stresses, and some children may experience abuse or neglect. CPCScotland is keen to maintain its messaging that it’s vital for everyone to be alert to signs that all is not well for … Read more