TCV staff and volunteers from our bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling can often provide practical help on the ground for a wide range of environmental projects. Contact the relevant TCV office for details of potential project support.
TCV may also be able to organise a team of corporate volunteers to help community groups and schools in Central Scotland with their project. Projects undertaken by corporate volunteers have included installing raised beds and paths for wheelchair users within a walled garden, and building upcycled pallet furniture in the grounds of a community centre. If you have a worthwhile project requiring assistance, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Training and learning events
The TCV Scotland Environmental Training Programme includes a wide range of short courses and events covering topics such as: rural skills, wildlife gardening, group leadership, health and safety, fundraising, community engagement, outdoor learning, species identification and habitat surveying. Successful participants for some courses eg Bruschcutters and Trimmers will receive a Lantra certificate. Information on all upcoming courses is included in our monthly eNewsletter and on our Eventbrite page.
In addition to running occasional fundraising workshops, we produce a Funding Update on sources of funding for community, environmental and related projects, which is produced several times annually.
The quarterly Network Bulletin showcases the activities of the wide variety of local environmental groups belonging to TCV’s Community Network (see below), plus news of TCV Scotland’s own projects and programmes. View the latest Network Bulletin, whilst for previous issues click here. If you would like to subscribe to the Network Bulletin please contact email@example.com
Our monthly eBulletin provides details of TCV Scotland training courses and learning events, plus news on environmental funding sources, resources, campaigns, networking opportunities, conferences etc. Subscribe to our eNewsletter here.
In addition to the Scottish-based services above, community groups and organisations who help care for their local greenspaces can also join TCV’s UK-wide Community Network, which has 2,000plus member groups, with over 300 being in Scotland.
Community Network members have access to a range of online guides and resources, grant information and access to the Chestnut Fund, discounts from TCV’s online Conservation Handbooks, and signposting to group insurance. We currently offer free one year membership of the Community Network, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
For more information about the Community Network in Scotland, contact:
Graham Burns, Project Officer
143 Charles Street
Tel: 07764 655664