September 2021 Community Group Support Newsletter

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Organising an event should be fun but it is also a responsibility that can cause concerns.

Whether small or large, events such as family celebrations, coffee mornings and walks for groups, galas, markets and festivals all aim to provide an opportunity for people to come together and enjoy themselves.

In these times, we have to be aware of more safety measures and be prepared to adapt and sometimes postpone arrangements. How frustrating is that?

However, if we don't plan anything nothing will happen so let's be pragmatic, flexible and stay positive!

In this newsletter, we include another factsheet, links and local news we hope will be helpful and we wish you all the best for organising events in the future!

Please remember the Community Groups Support Team was set up to try and offer support so please get in touch if you have any ideas or queries you wish to share.

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This Month’s Focus

Our focus this month is on our Events factsheet which has been provided by the ONECAN What’s On group. Click on the image below to view it!

Community Resource Bank

Funding

South Lanarkshire Council have teamed up with SCVO's Funding Scotland to provide an advanced online widget funding search for your charity, community group or social enterprise. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

Find Funding Here

Useful Links

We’ve been provided with lots of useful links for your community groups in relation to running events. Covid-19 restrictions remain in place and affect us all, so please do keep safe when running your events.

Supporting Community Clean-ups

Supporting Communities Safely

Support for community organisations during the Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 and Communities

Training

Visit VASLAN for the latest training opportunities for community groups.

What’s On / Local News

Carluke on the Run

Carluke on the Run is back for 2021 with a COVID safe event. The run has been scaled back to ensure safety for all runners but allowing the well traditioned run to go ahead. Runners kick off from the John Cumming Stadium at 11am on 26th September and complete the 10k Challenge!

Learn More

Jam & Ham Festival

The Carluke Jam & Ham festival has been postponed for 2021 due to the increase in Covid cases in South Lanarkshire.

However, all is not lost with the Art Exhibition continuing online as well as pubs and cafes hosting music. We’re also trying to get all market stall holders onto the ONECAN Marketplace.

The Tattie Bogle also continues this year as you’ll see below…

The Tattie-Bogle

Braidwood Community Group are running their annual Tattie-Bogle which raises funds for the Braidwood Playpark alongside the Jam & Ham Festival. Entries are £5 and are payable to Braidwood Community Group.

Check out their Facebook Page here

MacMillan Cancer Support

Host a coffee morning on 24th September 2021 - or another date! - to help people with cancer.

Information and resources can be found on their website: https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk

BBC Children in Need - Changing Young Lives across the U.K.

Look on this website for ideas, Pudsey goodies and the fundraising kit!

e.g. the Countryfile Ramble - Why not turn an Autumn walk into a fundraiser?

BBC Children in Need

Local Churches

Local Churches are now opening up for services and hall users so check their websites for details

Carluke Community Council By-Election Results

South Lanarkshire Council received 9 nominations and Carluke Community Council is looking forward to welcoming its new members at the next meeting on Thursday 7.10.21 (7.30pm)

Local Websites

ONE Carluke Area Network
Law Community Trust
Lanark

What’s On Calendar

The What’s On Calendar is a great tool for all community groups. It allows you to add any events happening in your group and reaches a wide audience.

To use it, you simply have to register your group on the ONECAN website. Robin & Megan are on hand to help should you have any issues.

Learn More

Volunteering

Stewards are required for the Carluke on the Run 10k on Sunday 26th September.

If you can donate some of your time for this then please contact Megan

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