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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

Loving Our Volunteers - A Celebration of Volunteering in the Borders 10 Aug 2016

This group develops and promotes volunteering by removing barriers to participation and improving opportunities. This project will celebrate volunteers in the Scottish Borders, acknowledging people who volunteer as the unsung heroes of the community.

Amount: £4,239
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Borders
Region: Scotland
District: Scottish Borders

Volunteering Taster Sessions 23 Feb 2007

Volunteer Centre Midlothian's project will raise young people's confidence, independence, team building skills and sense of worth. Funded through the Big Lottery Fund's 'Young People's Fund' and delivered in Midlothian the project will provide volunteering opportunities for young people. These volunteering opportunities will range from single day placements to 12 week 'Volunteering Taster Sessions'.

Amount: £36,554
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Midlothian
Region: Scotland
District: Midlothian

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

Volunteer Improvement Programme 29 Oct 2010

The Volunteer Improvement Programme aims to strengthen the voluntary and community sector in Scotland. It will provide support to BIG funded projects to offer improvements in volunteering practice, increase confidence in approaches, identify volunteering barriers and help bring greater success for many projects.

Amount: £474,435
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Development Scotland Limited
Region: Scotland
District: Stirling

Take up volunteering 21 May 2010

This group will develop its volunteer project and employ a sessional support worker to help recruit, support, place and train 15 new volunteers with specific support needs. The grant will fund a volunteer support sessional worker, volunteer travel costs and expenses, recruitment costs for sessional staff, volunteer outings and events and training costs.

Amount: £9,980
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Region: Scotland
District: Glasgow City

THE BIG PARADE - Volunteers Take to the Streets 29 Jan 2014

The group will use the funding to train volunteers in organising events. The training will culminate in the Big Parade where volunteers will take to the streets as part of National Volunteers’ Week.

Amount: £7,786
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire
Region: Scotland
District: East Ayrshire

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

Development of the Volunteer Co-ordinator's Role 25 Nov 2015

Since 2009, volunteers at Sight Action have increased from zero to 50. The Volunteer Co-ordinator's role will be developd to include volunteer selection and retention; introducing community volunteers; clients' assessment needs; and introducing a quality management system. Visually impaired clients will continue to benefit from this support.

Amount: £42,000
Funder: R S Macdonald Charitable Trust
Recipient: Sight Action Limited
Region: Scotland
District: Highland

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

This group provides a supported volunteering initiative to enable a wide range of people to participate in volunteering opportunities. The grant is for volunteer expenses, training costs, consultancy fees, publicity and printing.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre - Stirling
Region: Scotland
District: Stirling

Larkhall Volunteer Handyperson Project 28 Oct 2010

This group will set up a volunteer handyman project to deliver non emergency home repair and replacement jobs to those most in need living within the local area. This grant will fund sessional staff costs, training, tools, protective clothing, volunteer expenses, travel costs, publicity, administration costs and the installation of a telephone line.

There is no project name available for this record 09 Sep 2004

This group provides facilities for people with disabilities to improve their mobility. The grant will allow the group to put existing volunteers through further training to increase their safety skills. It will also allow them to extend their volunteer and user base by advertising and paying extra costs associated with new volunteers. The grant will fund volunteer expenses, volunteer travel, minibus fire evacuation training course, advertising.

Amount: £2,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Shopmobility Highland
Region: Scotland
District: Highland

FALCON - volunteering for people with disabilities & mental health issues 25 Oct 2005

The project will improve the social skills, confidence, independence, skill levels and employability of 48 people in Inverness who have learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health issues. Project beneficiaries will be supported by buddy volunteers to take up a range of volunteering opportunities in various not for profit organisations across Inverness.

Amount: £130,422
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Highland
Region: Scotland
District: Highland

Fife Volunteers' Social Group 16 Sep 2010

This group will organise both a Christmas and summer event for all volunteers living in the region. The organisation has been established to provide activities for volunteers which includes dinners, quizzes and outings. The grant will fund the Christmas social event (food, entertainment and transport) and a summer social event (food, entertainment and transport).

Amount: £2,150
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Fife Volunteers' Social Group
Region: Scotland
District: Fife

Carer Volunteer Development Project 12 Aug 2009

This group wish to embark on a programme to increase their capacity to recruit and engage more volunteers for their project. This grant will fund sessional worker costs, staff support costs, staff travel costs, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training and volunteers' expenses.

Amount: £3,706
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Carers of East Lothian
Region: Scotland
District: East Lothian

The Open Door Project 13 Aug 2008

This project will assist people with higher support needs, enabling them to participate in volunteering opportunities. The participants will have the option to be supported by "buddies", who are volunteers with the centre. The participants will receive pre-placement training to develop their skills and confidence, and be supported throughout their placement. This grant will be used to pay for salaries, running costs, volunteer expenses, training costs, and transport.

Amount: £221,636
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre - Stirling
Region: Scotland
District: Stirling

Putting our Friends back into Volunteering 04 Oct 2016

This group helps people in the community into volunteering roles. This funding will be used by the group to recruit more volunteers.

Training for volunteers and staff of voluntary organisations 05 Jul 2005

The project will provide basic training courses for 150 volunteers and staff of 100 voluntary organisations in North Lanarkshire to improve volunteers' skills, enable voluntary organisations to reduce volunteer turnover and improve service delivery to clients. The project will make it easier for people who are unemployed, disabled, on a low income or disengaged with the community to become involved in volunteering, and thereby improve their employability and communication skills.

VCInvolve 13 Feb 2008

This project will increase equality of access to volunteering for people with higher support needs including people with a disability and those with mental health problems through a volunteer mentor scheme and a programme of dedicated support development work. Over 3 years, the project will enable 300 supported volunteers, 150 volunteer mentors and 60 volunteer involving organisations to create meaningful volunteer opportunities. The grant will fund salaries and a supported volunteering training programme.

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