Village Halls Support Survey

Village halls, church halls and other community buildings remain a vital resource at the heart of many rural communities, acting as a hub for multiple local services and hosting community activities. Borders Community Action has been working with the Federation of Village Halls. By participating in our¬†Village Halls Support Survey¬†you can help us have a¬†clearer…

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Training Needs Analysis

Our training programme is designed to meet the needs of charities, social enterprises and community groups across a wide variety of areas. We want to gather evidence in order to develop a training programme that reflects the needs and priorities of the third sector. Help us understand your needs and priorities by completing our¬†Training Needs…

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Winter Warm Spaces 2023/24

We are gathering information about community plans for winter warm spaces. With the cost of living still affecting so many people, we want to enable local groups and organisations to create warm, inclusive spaces during the winter. If you have project you want to run in your community, please let us know by completing our…

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Our training and events

Our programme of training and networking events for September 2023 – March 2024 has now been published. The programme aims to respond to the needs of third sector organisations, including social enterprises, community groups and volunteers. Our courses are delivered by trainers with in-depth knowledge of the third sector. Sessions are free for members –…

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Strategy Consultation

We have launched our Draft Strategy Our strategic plan is being launched as a live draft, which means we will consult on the plan while delivering it. We are looking forward to bringing a new approach to third sector support and volunteering in the region. We will be consulting with our partner organisations and members…

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We’re a Living Wage Employer

We have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.¬†The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Borders Community Action receive a minimum hourly wage of ¬£10.90 per hour. This Living Wage rate was announced in September last year. and is higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at ¬£10.42 per…

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We need your views on our new strategy

We are launching our new strategy and we are looking forward to bringing a new approach to volunteering in the region. However, we need the input of our communities, organisations and local people to help us shape the strategy and action plan, ensuring our work is fit for purpose and meets the needs of the…

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We are recruiting!

We are looking for a Communications & Engagement Officer to join our team. This is a new and exciting role in a fresh dynamic organisation that is looking to maximise the capability of the vital third sector across the Scottish Borders. The post holder will be a conduit for sharing information with our members and…

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Local Place Plans in context

Across the whole of Scotland, communities and local authorities are getting to grips with recent changes in planning law. At a community level, this means the development of Local Place Plans (LPPs), which are essentially community action plans, but which have a spatial (map based) element, for example plans for community ownership or management of…

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Volunteering Fairs

Volunteering Fairs We celebrated Volunteers’ Week in June. with a range of volunteer fairs across the Scottish Borders, from Peebles to Eyemouth. As our new first series of events, we were pleased to be out in the community engaging with organisations, schools and people interested in volunteering. Find out more about all the events.

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