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INVERCLYDE ANTI KNIFE GROUP RECEIVES FUNDING SUPPORT

Local grant making trust, the Inverclyde Community Fund (ICF), has awarded funds to the Inverclyde Anti Knife Group (IAKG) to cover the costs of a new marketing roller banner, which will be used by the group to raise its profile at future events.

The ICF awards grants of up to £500 to help small voluntary organisations, community groups and charities get their great ideas off the ground, to improve the lives of people and their local communities in Inverclyde. The IAKG has been granted £154 to purchase the banner in time for its next event, Build a Cairn and Barbecue, on Sunday 31 May from 6pm to 9.30pm at the Beacon Bistro. The event, which will bring together those affected by knife crime and help to further raise the group's profile, will invite people to write their loved one's name on a stone to be placed within the cairn.

The Scottish Government - Local Bootcamp Training

Scottish government logo 150pxThe Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place to grow up and evidence tells us that investing in the early years of a child's life helps stop serious difficulties developing later on. The health and lifestyle of parents and families and what happens before birth and during childhood can have a huge impact on the rest of our lives.

By supporting parents and providing a range of services that increase family stability, children are more likely to perform better at school, become more resilient in their response to challenge and develop into healthy adults. Improving the early years' experience is key to addressing some of our most entrenched problems – such as poverty, poor health, poor attainment and anti-social behaviour.

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We will be closed from lunchtime on Friday the 19th of December till Monday the 5th of January.
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We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

CVS Inverclyde - Scottish Charity Awards

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CVS Inverclyde, the third sector support organisation, is calling on all local charities and community groups that are making an exceptional impact on their communities, to enter the Scottish Charity Awards 2015, run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
"We have a vibrant third sector here in Inverclyde and a lot to be proud of," said Ian Bruce, CVS Inverclyde Executive Officer. "That is why we would really like to urge our local charities and community groups to enter these national awards and showcase some of the great work they are involved in.
"Whether it has been a successful campaign, a year of excellent results, or the outstanding efforts of a staff member or volunteer, we would love to see Inverclyde's third sector featuring in the finals. This would be fitting recognition of the tremendous dedication which they put in to serving the local community here in Inverclyde."

WINNERS UNVEILED FOR INVERCLYDE COMMUNITY AWARDS 2014

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REACH for Autism, which aims to break down barriers surrounding autism, has taken the Voluntary Organisation of the Year title in the Inverclyde Community Awards 2014, the annual initiative that recognises the achievements of the region's large third sector community and its many volunteers.

The Greenock based group was one of ten category award winners unveiled by Provost Robert Moran at a ceremony in the Beacon Arts Centre.

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