Leuchie is an independent charity which provides high quality respite breaks with 24-hour expert nursing care for people and their families living with long-term physical conditions. The only place of its kind in Scotland, Leuchie is a small organisation with a big vision: To be the UK’s foremost centre of excellence in transforming lives through focusing on every aspect of guest-centred care encompassing physical, social and emotional needs. Please have a look at our website to get a feel for what a unique organisation we are!

Leuchie is striving to move from a nursing / medical focus towards 5-star holidays where each member of the team delivers high-quality customer service in a professional manner, with the wellbeing of every guest held at the centre of all activity and engagement.

Within Leuchie there exist exciting opportunities for enthusiastic Registered Nurses.

As Leuchie develops and moves forward, we require RNs with a high level of motivation and commitment who understand that excellent customer service is integral to their nursing skills.

You will possess the clinical and organisational skills to manage a complex nursing environment and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team where every member is focused on.

You will be forward thinking with excellent communication skills and want to positively contribute to the Leuchie experience and its importance to the health and wellbeing of our guests.

Staff Nurse Vacancies:

Full Time, 70 h per fortnight   £22,458 – £26,608

Part Time, 56h per fortnight  £17,967 – £21,286 (pro rata)

Part Time, 28h per fortnight  £8,983 – £10,643 (pro rata)

Band 5 Equivalent

For further information about the roles and an application pack please contact Leuchie House on 01620 892864 or email psneddon@leuchiehouse.org.uk

Leuchie is an equal opportunities employer. These posts are subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups register check. Leuchie is a charity registered in Scotland no. SC042249, Company no. SC392721.


CVS Action Earth Grants 2012 (Scotland)

CSV Action Earth which aims to empower people in Scotland to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives has announced that it is running two grant schemes in 2012 which are looking to increase numbers of volunteers on locally based environmental projects.

These are the CSV Action Earth Awards which offer grants of £250 for projects who are providing or improving habitats for wildlife, enhancing local nature spots and getting communities volunteering together; and the CSV Local Nature Reserve Awards which offers grants of up to £500 exclusively for projects taking place on Local Nature Reserves (LNR).

Grants will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Thanks to Juliet Robertson of Creative Star Learning for sharing this.

Funding Available to get Children Closer to Nature (UK)

Arla Foods UK plc has announced that it is inviting applications for funding through its “Get Closer to Nature” Grants Programme.

Through the programme, grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals, local community groups and school, etc to enable children to get closer to nature. The type of activities that could be funded can include transforming derelict ground into a beautiful flower garden for the local community to enjoy; clearing an overgrown path to reveal a previously inaccessible area of nature, adding benches to allow everyone to benefit from it; transforming a city centre patch of concrete into a haven for local birds; creating a vegetable patch at your local school to help kids to learn about where food comes from; and bringing just-laid eggs into the city by setting up an urban chicken run.

The closing date for applications is the 4th June 2012.


Thanks to Juliet Robertson of CReative Star Learning for sharing this.


Cemex Community Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)

Cemex Community Fund (England, Scotland & Wales)

The CEMEX Community Fund is a grant-giving fund established by CEMEX under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Its aim is to support sustainable local community and environmental projects within 3 miles of a CEMEX operations. Each year Cemex makes available grants of between £1,000 and £15,000 to support a small number of projects in England , Scotland and Wales .

Support is available for projects which provide and maintain public parks and amenities when the work protects the social built and/or natural environment and repair, or restore buildings or structures which are of religious, historical or architectural interest. Organisations wishing to apply need to be enrolled as an Environmental Body with Entrust, the Regulator of the Landfill Community Fund.

Previously funded projects have included:

  • Church roof repairs, kitchen extension to a parish hall
  • Playground initiatives
  • Environmental enhancements; etc.

The deadline for applications is the 10th September 2012 for Stage 1 Expression of Interest forms.


Thanks to Juliet Robertson of CReative Start Learning for sharing this.


North Face: Funding for Childrens Outdoor Recreational Activities (UK)

The Outdoor clothing company “North Face” has announced the launch of a new funding round of its Explore Fund.

The Explore Fund supports not for profit organisations that encourage youth outdoor participation.

Grants of up to €2,500 are available for projects that encourage community involvement; focus on breaking down barriers to getting youth outdoors; and projects that reach out to a specific community or place of interest.

Only one Explore Fund financial support package will be given to an organisation in each calendar year and applications that can provide match funding will be viewed favourably.

The closing date for applications is the 2nd July 2012.


Thanks to Juliet Robertson of Creative Star Learning for sharing this.


The Tree Council has announced that its Trees…

The Tree Council has announced that its Trees for Communities and Trees for Schools grant making programmes are now open for applications. Funds are available for schools and community groups within the UK who are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in tree planting projects during National Tree Week 2012 (24th November to 2nd December 2012). The Tree Council can fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting costs. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation. The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2012.




With over £1.3 million remaining in the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund budget, now is the time to be working up an application for youth work events and activities for young people aged 10 – 19 years. A CashBack award can fund youth work programmes until 31st May 2012, so this might be an ideal way of funding your winter and Easter youth work programmes up to a maximum period of 26 weeks. The maximum award is £30k.

Check out the Fund criteria on the YouthLink Scotland website at www.youthlinkscotland.org where you can download an application form, notes of guidance and frequently asked questions.

If you need assistance with the application form please call any member of the CashBack Team at YouthLink Scotland on 0131 313 2488.