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The project will provide different routes into volunteering 14 May 2004

This project will develop a pilot funded by Esmee Fairburn Foundation to improve the success rate in volunteering for volunteers with more complex needs or multiple disabilities. It will provide intensive support to individual volunteers to enable them to make the most of the volunteering opportunities.

Amount: £100,772
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Prostate Awareness Volunteering Project 20 Dec 2010

This group will develop training and support for volunteers. This grant will fund volunteer handbook research, development, design and printing costs. The grant will also be used to provide materials for volunteer groups, two volunteer training seminars, volunteer expenses and promotional leaflets.

Amount: £8,478
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Prostate Scotland
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Encourage local participation in a regeneration area 13 Dec 2005

This three year project will provide dedicated local support to encourage and enable socially excluded people to volunteer. It will raise the profile of volunteering, encourage members of local communities to volunteer, work with local agencies to develop volunteering opportunities and cascade volunteering good practice. Through volunteering 190 socially excluded people living in South Edinburgh will increase their skills and confidence helping them to "move on".

Amount: £127,740
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Accelerate 31 Jan 2008

The project will train a team of peer education volunteers to deliver talks and workshops in schools and youth organisations detailing the benefits of volunteering. The young people involved will be supported by a youth development worker and a dedicated youth volunteering website. The project will run for 3 years and train 50 peer education volunteers and encourage 400 young people into volunteering. The money will fund salaries and training costs.

Amount: £168,194
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Volunteer Support Team 10 Sep 2008

The grant will increase the provision and quality of training and learning opportunities for the staff and volunteers of 55 existing and five new Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland. The project will improve volunteer recruitment rates by attracting 500 new volunteers especially from hard-to-reach groups that do not currently engage with bureaux creating a diverse volunteering base. This five year grant will fully fund three new full time Volunteer Support Officers.

Volunteering as a first step towards employment 11 Jun 2008

This project will engage people who would not normally volunteer and support them into volunteering helping to improve their employability skills such as confidence, communication and team work enabling them to move into employment. The project will provide volunteer opportunities, guidance, training and support. The project will run for 5 years and will reach 1350 disadvantaged people living in west Edinburgh and the Pilton and Muirhouse areas of Edinburgh. The grant fully fund staff and project costs.

Amount: £383,529
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Grapevine Plus 27 Nov 2009

This group will develop a programme of outreach events and volunteer training. This will benefit the staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries, who have a range of additional support needs. This grant will be used to pay for outreach events staff expenses, outreach events local group costs, volunteer travel for public events, public events, volunteer costs for interviews, travel costs for interviews, promotional costs, travel costs for volunteer training and staff costs for volunteer training.

There is no project name available for this record 10 Jun 2009

Lothians Conservation Volunteers will purchase a brand new minibus to transport volunteers between various projects which are not easily accessible via public transport.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Lothians Conservation Volunteers
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

There is no project name available for this record 04 Oct 2005

This group provides a forum for volunteers in the local community for support and sharing best practice. The grant is for contributions to volunteer expenses.

Demonstrating and promoting volunteer work across England 22 Dec 2011

This is a project by a charity in Edinburgh. The group will use funding to promote volunteering opportunities across England. This will enable the group to recruit more volunteers for its outreach and peace promoting projects in the UK and around the world and encourage the NEET community to become involved in volunteering.

Amount: £9,902
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: International Voluntary Service
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Mind Your Money - Growing Financial Independence for BME Women 12 Jan 2012

This group will complete a 12 week pilot training project teaching volunteers to distribute financial advice to BME women. This grant will fund training modules, training room hire including laptop rental, volunteer expenses, community language support, staff support for volunteers, administrative support, publicity and a volunteers award ceremony.

Amount: £4,360
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Saheliya
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Accelerate Peer Education Project 08 Sep 2011

This group will provide training in public speaking and equalities to its newly recruited peer educator volunteers. The project will enable volunteers to develop their skills and understanding to positively influence the lives of other young people. The grant will fund public speaking training (foundation and advanced) and equalities training.

Amount: £550
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Sowing the Seeds 01 Jun 2011

This group will develop a garden share project by running a Volunteer Development and Training Programme from September 2011 to February 2012. This grant will fund a sessional volunteer worker, volunteer training, volunteer expenses, publicity materials, start up administration costs and a community event.

Amount: £9,100
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Edinburgh Garden Partners
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Promoting volunteering across Scottish society builds a better future 16 Jun 2011

This group will organise exhibitions and workshops as part of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. It will take this project to schools, universities and community centres all across Scotland. The project will demonstrate the practical benefits of voluntary projects and volunteering in Scotland. The grant will fund a portable display, a banner stand, a 26" screen with stand, a multimedia player, train 50 volunteer trainers, volunteer travel and management support.

Amount: £8,025
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: International Voluntary Service
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

There is no project name available for this record 12 Jan 2007

This group provide information and support to people who are thinking of volunteering. outdoor equipment, sewing machine and watersport activities.

Amount: £8,534
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Development East Lothian
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Volunteer Support Project 29 Jul 2009

This group will finance a sessional volunteer support co-coordinator to support 11 newly recruited volunteers to the Edinburgh Community Mediation Service, who offer mediation to disputing neighbours, across the City of Edinburgh. This grant will be used towards sessional worker costs, materials and an end of project award ceremony.

Amount: £5,408
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Sacro
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Serenity Cafe volunteer development programme 27 Nov 2009

This group will provide development opportunities for volunteers and will also develop their volunteer training programme by holding 2 - 1 day Leadership Skills Workshops and a residential team-building weekend. This grant will pay for DJ equipment, 10 DJ workshops, 2 training days, residential team building weekend and sessional workers costs for training days and residential weekend.

Amount: £9,656
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Comas
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

There is no project name available for this record 23 Apr 2004

This group from Edinburgh aims to support, promote and develop volunteering activity by students within further education and higher education institutions.Grant will develop its Committee members skills to help the group improve its management capacity and deliver a more effective service.

Amount: £1,010
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Student Volunteering Scotland
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Peer Support Programme 17 May 2012

The project will deliver a new peer support programme providing opportunities for people with learning and physical difficulties across Scotland to engage with trained volunteers to enable them to secure suitable housing. The volunteers will themselves have disabilities and have direct knowledge and personal experience of housing issues. The grant will contribute to the cost of volunteer recruitment, training, expenses, accommodation and venue costs.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Housing Options Scotland
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh