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Jobs at Yoker Resource Centre

Interested in working in a charity and helping your community? The Yoker Resource Centre is hiring. Four new jobs are available, with a mixture of full time and part time work. See here for more details. 

New Charity Funding

RBS has launched a new funding scheme for charities in Scotland, with applications open until Friday 24th February 2017. Find out more and apply for the grant on the following link:

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BAE Apprenticeships

There is some great news that more and more apprenticeships are opening up in the Northwest of Glasgow area. 

BAe systems are currently looking to employ a new round of appretices in Engineering and Steelwork. Please see here for details:

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 Anyone interested should apply before the end of January 2017!

Scottish Gov Exemption Scheme for Charities

For the attention of local charities

Water, sewerage and drainage charges are payable by occupiers of non-domestic premises which are connected to public networks (directly or indirectly. If you are a small charity registered with OSCR or a community amateur sports club then you can apply to the Exemption scheme for exemption or assistance with bills. You must apply by the 31st March 2017. 

  • Charities and CASCs with a gross income of less than or equal to £200,000 are eligible for a full exemption
  • Charities and CASCs with a gross income of less than £300,000 but more than £200,000 are eligible for a 50% discount on their wholesale charges.  
  • Income is determined by reference to accounts submiutted to OSCR. 
  • Following a public consultation the Scottish Governmnet concluded that charities and CASCs in possession of a permanent alcohol licence or operating a retail unit (including cafes open to the public) would not be eligible for the scheme. 

Charities and CASCs that meet one or more of the following conditions are not eligible:
 Possess a permanent alcohol licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 or its predecessors (the possession of an occasional licence does not affect eligibility); or
 the premises is a charity shop or other premises used for purpose of retailing new or second hand merchandise; or
 the premises operates as a café which is open to the public and operated on a regular basis to generate income; or
 the organisation is a Local Authority or an Arms-Length External Organisation (ALEO).

Go to Scotland on Tap for more information. 

Christmas Meals for All- Drumchapel

TIS the season for good will and one Drumchapel charity is seeking to ensure everyone has a very Merry Christmas, by offering a traditional dinner to those planning on spending the day alone.

St Marks Church in Drumchapel

Drumhub is inviting guests to attend St Mark’s Church in Drumchapel where a free three-course meal will be served at 2.30pm on Christmas Day.

The charity is hoping to welcome in up to 65 Drumchapel residents to allow those without family or friends to mingle and enjoy the day together.

Funding donations were made from housing associations and Area Partnership, but the majority of work will come from volunteers, with everything from the soup to the mince pies to the service being offered by kind-hearted locals.

Alison, the event's organiser, said: “Some local people who have heard about it have phoned up and asked to help so that’s great.”

“I’ve told people it’s whatever they can afford, it all helps.

“One of our members has chosen to volunteer on the day although he lives alone so he could sit and have a meal himself he has chosen to help out.”

Anyone interested in the event can contact Alison on 0141 944 6156 to RSVP.

 Read more here.

Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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