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NEWS: Launch of SBC’s Neighbourhood Support Fund 2022/23

SBC launched the Neighbourhood Support Fund, previously known as SBC’s Community Fund in April 2022. You can find out more here. Ideal for intergenerational work as The Neighbourhood Support Fund will assist voluntary and community groups that are active within their communities and who are planning community based projects. Community groups are encouraged to think about how these funds can meet local need to strengthen communities and benefit the lives of people living in the Scottish Borders.
For any questions, please contact the Communities & Partnership team by emailing communitygrants@scotborders.gov.uk or phoning 0300 100 1800

Meanwhile, in GWT news, it was wonderful to have a face-to-face training day in Galashiels on Day 2 of Intergenerational Week!
The project at Jedburgh Grammar Campus is progressing from single ‘introductory’ events to regular sessions with pupils and volunteers. We are delighted to hear of more intergenerational connections evolving or being re-established, whether in person or apart. Please do share any news you have too!

Our first post Covid, in-person, local network meetings will be in June and it would be wonderful to have a busy meeting, so please do book a space. We are also happily taking advantage of how our geographical boundaries fade away with online sessions with a hybrid approach to events and meetings over the year, as it is clear that online meetings have also been welcomed to share knowledge, practice and information throughout Scotland and beyond. All are welcome to come along to any of the thematic meetings. The links are sent following registration and details of each one can also be found in the GWT Thematic Calendar and under events. (Remember to sign into the website as a member before making a booking).

In review:
This year’s conference was held online in March with an impressive line up of international speakers. You can find recordings from the Building an Intergenerational Nation Conference and many other events on our Vimeo channel where you will also find recordings from Global Intergenerational Week, which took place at the end of April.

As always, we invite you to browse resources and case studies, for inspiration and helpful information – as well as look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible.

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