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    NESCAN are involved in many events across the North East of Scotland; whether you're looking for more information on climate action topics & to join the discussion, or maybe you'd like to be more hands on in workshops and group activities.

  • MON 18th

    Aberdeen City NESCAN Hub Pop-Up and Quizzery

    Monday, 18th March 2024 | 10:00 - 19:00 | The Marketspace, Aberdeen Central Library

    Drop-in to our pop up hub to find out about Climate Week North East activities taking place across the city and shire. It's your chance to talk to our team, share your climate action stories and find inspiration in the work of other network members.

    Free...

  • MON 18th

    Pop Up NESCAN Hub Community Development Officer Session

    Monday, 18th March 2024 | 10:30 - 15:30 | Deeside CAN, North Deeside Road, Banchory AB31 5YR

    Pop in for a cuppa, cake and climate chat! Come and meet your local NESCAN Hub Representative to find out more about NESCAN Hub, Climate Action in your local area, and how we can help you!

    Free Drop-in. No Booking Required. 

  • TUE 19th

    'Repair it' Climate Cafe

    Tuesday, 19th March 2024 | 18:00 | The Medan Centre, Quarry Room, 14 Oldmeldrum Road AB41 7AG

    As part of the Just Transition Communities Project,  tsiMoray and NESCAN is organising the 'Repair It' Climate Cafe. This event is hosted in partnership with Udny Climate Action, Udny Community Trust & Cafe 48. Join us for soup, cake, friendly chat and...

  • TUE 19th

    Pop Up NESCAN Hub Community Development Officer Session

    Tuesday, 19th March 2024 | 13:30 - 15:30 | The Vinery, Duff House Gardens Airlie Gardens AB45 1AZ

    Pop in for a cuppa, cake and climate chat! Come meet your local NESCAN Hub Representative to find out more about NESCAN Hub, Climate Action in your local area, and how we can help you!

    Free Drop-in. No Booking Required.

  • TUE 19th

    Udny Pop Up NESCAN Hub Community Development Officer Climate Conversation - Repair it Climate Cafe

    Tuesday, 19th March 2024 | 18:00 | Medan Centre, Café 48

    Pop in for a cuppa, cake and climate chat! Come and meet your local NESCAN Hub Representative to find out more about NESCAN Hub, Climate Action in your local area, and how we can help you!

    Free Drop-in. No Booking Required. 

  • THU 21st

    Pop Up NESCAN Hub Community Development Officer Session

    Thursday, 21st March 2024 | 11:00 - 14:00 | The Community Collective, Stonehaven Community Centre, Bath Street, Stonehaven AB39 2DH

    Pop in for a cuppa, cake and climate chat! Come and meet your local NESCAN Hub Representative to find out more about NESCAN Hub, Climate Action in your local area, and how we can help you!

    Free Drop-in. No Booking Required. 

  • THU 8th

    Heat in Buildings (HiBs) Bill Consultation Workshop

    Thursday, 8th February 2024 | 19:00 - 20:30 | Online

    The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposals for the Heat in Buildings Bill. 

    This is your chance to have your say and dive into the future of heating in Scotland.

    Join us online for our free interactive workshop on the Heat in...

  • Wed 8th

    Communications members only drop in session

    Weds 8 Nov | 12:30 - 1:30pm | Online

    Join us online and hear from NESCAN Hub's Communication Officer on helpful tips for communications - including engaging newsletters, stories and social media. Have a chance to ask some of your questions, and input what you'd like to learn from NESCAN...
  • THU 22nd

    Introduction to Building a Grant Application Workshop (MEMBERS ONLY)

    Thursday, 22nd February 2024 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Online

    Join Rose, our Community Development Officer from NESCAN Hub for an online session on 'Introduction to Building a Grant Application', and get some tips and tricks on completing your funding applications.

    This event is for NESCAN Members Only

    Event...

  • Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund Info Workshops

    Various dates between now and 4 September | Various | Various

    Want to know more about the Just Transition PB Fund? Come along and speak to teams in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray at our online and in person engagement events!

    Check out full list of events here: https://www.jtpbfund.scot/events

  • Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund Support Sessions

    Mon, Weds, and Fri between now and 4 September | Various | Various

    Want to discuss your idea for a community climate action project? Support and funding advice available in an online one to one session with NESCAN Hub.

    Contact Rachel@nescan.org or Rose@nescan.org to book your space. If you need support with more general...

  • MON 26th

    Just Transition Participatory Budgeting online info session for communities

    Mon 26 June | 19:00 - 20:00 | online

    Learn all about the Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund and how your group and community could benefit from it in this online event.

    In this online information session we will look at opportunities for developing projects to benefit communities...

  • WEDS 31st

    North East Communities for a Just Transition

    Weds 31st May | 10:00 - 15:00 | King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen

    Overall purpose:

    • Sharing information about the project activities and outcomes to a wide stakeholder group including policy, local representatives and community organisations.
    • Whetting appetite for what it could contribute to a Just...
  • FRI 24th

    CWNE: All About NESCAN Hub

    Friday 24th March 2023 | 12:30 - 13:30 | online

    Come meet the Hub staff and learn more about NESCAN Hub, what it does, its current and future projects, how you could be involved and how it could support you. Meet us, gain knowledge, help and advice and do some networking.

    ...

  • TUE 28th

    NESCAN Film: Our Green Journey

    Tues 28th March | 19:00 - 21:00 | The James Hutton Institute

    Come on a journey with us through North East Scotland and see how NESCAN members are helping to create healthier, happier more sustainable communities. After the film there will be a chance to talk to come of the groups that starred in the film and learn...

  • Community Assemblies for Tillydrone, Seaton, Linksfield and Woodside

    Wendesday's, January 11th - February 22nd, 6.30-9.00 PM, St Machar Academy | Aberdeen City

    The NESCAN Hub Team will host a community assembly for Tillydrone, Seaton, Linksfield and Woodside in Aberdeen City in January 2023.

    Each assembly workshop will be attended by a diverse range of community members along with experts on a range of...

  • THUR 1st

    Voting for Green PB

    Ends 16th Dec | online: TBA

    Voting for the Just Transition Green Participatory Budgeting will open on the 1st of December. More details will be added soon. 

  • SUN 4th

    Aberdeen Performing Arts: Call for Artists

    Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | online

    Play Our Way Forward - call out for artists

    For Climate Week North East 2023, we are seeking an artist to produce original and accessible artwork for exhibition at Aberdeen’s Music Hall. 

    Aberdeen Performing Arts is pleased to offer this commissioning...

  • SUN 13th

    North East Scotland Communities: Our Green Journey Film

    13th November | 2:00 PM | Aberdeen Arts Centre , Aberdeen City

    The screening of our film 'North East Scotland Communities: Our Green Journey” has been a success. We had rave reviews and a great turnout in our screenings at Victoria Hall, Ellon, and The Barn, Banchory (with some lovely home-baked goods at Victoria...

  • BOOK ONE TO ONES

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    Are you a member of a community group or non-profit organisation?
    Would you like up to £50,000 to spend on equipment or infrastructure to make your community more sustainable, but need more help applying? Action to promote sustainable travel? Action...
  • TUE 8th

    Just Transition PB Fund 2022 with AVA- Interested in applying?

    8TH NOV | 1:00 - 2:00 PM | online

    The Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund is now open! £333,333 will be distributed in Aberdeenshire via the Participatory Budgeting process and applications are now invited from community, voluntary, and third sector organisations in...

  • TUE 15th

    Scottish Government Consultation: Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill

    15th November | Hybrid

    In-Person Location: Thainstone House Inverurie Inverurie AB51 5NT

    Online events: 27th October Rural Development and Forestry, 9th November Agricultural Wages,15th November Modernising Agricultural Tenancies

    This consultation will close on 21st November...

  • MON 07

    Green Participatory Budgeting Information Event

    07th November 2022 | 12 noon - 2pm | Bonnymuir Green

    REGISTER HERE

    Find out more about GreenPB at our Event at Bonnymuir Gardens.

    We are delighted to be hosting a community get-together with ACVO, where we will be available to answer any questions you might have about Green Participatory budgeting.

    Are you...

  • WED 9th

    How to Widen Participation? Equality & Diversity TRAINING

    Wed 9th Nov 2022 | 10:30 - 14:30 | online

    How to become a more welcome and inclusive group / organisation? How to engage with diverse communities & include diverse voices?

    A training workshop to help your group widen participation - we'll explore our awareness of how different forms of racism...

  • Community Resilience Strategy Workshops

    Various Dates | Hybrid

    We would like to invite you to attend one of the Community Resilience Strategy Workshops scheduled for the week of 10th October 2022. We need your contributions to help define what individual, household, family, and community resilience means in...

  • Virtual Conferences by Westminster Forum Projects

    Ongoing | Ongoing | Online

    We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person...

  • Wed 26th

    Cargo bikes: delivering for businesses and communities in Scotland

    26th October | 01:00 pm | online

    Energy Saving Trust and Sustrans are pleased to invite you to a free virtual event ‘Cargo bikes: delivering for businesses and communities in Scotland’, taking place on Wednesday 26 October, 9.30 am-1.00 pm. The event will highlight and explore the...

  • WED 26th

    Decarbonizing Applied Arts

    26th October | 7:30 pm | online

    Join members of Applied Arts Scotland and the Barn team for an online panel discussion exploring decarbonizing applied arts as part of the exhibition |MATTER| Earth, Materials + Making exhibition currently on show at the Barn.

    Over the past two years as...

  • FRI 21st

    Take One Action Film Festivals TOAFF22: Take a seat. Take a stand.

    21st -23rd October | Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen.

    Examining ‘land’ as material, as power, and as terrain for violence and resistance, TOAFF programme this year looks to the earth beneath our feet – while dreaming of new ways to inhabit it. Charting connections between Palestinian foraging practices and...

  • Wed 12th

    Hosting a Climate Café: Facilitation Training

    12th October | 5.30pm-8.30pm | online

    This workshop will give participants the confidence to set up their own Climate Café along Climate Psychology Alliance lines

    The workshop is for those who have recognized the value of the Climate Café concept, in which thoughts, feelings and mixed...

  • Fri 7th

    Climate Matters festival comes to Inverurie

    7th-9th October | All day | Various

    Inverurie West Parish Church is set to host a festival of free activities, workshops, talks and walks exploring practical and creative ways we can make a difference to our environment from October 7-9.There will be opportunities to find out about...

  • WED 26TH

    Just Transition PB Fund 2022 with ACVO : Interested in applying?

    26TH | 7:30 – 8:30 | online

    Are you a community group or non profit organisation in Aberdeen city or shire? Would you like up to £50,000 to spend on equipment or infrastructure to make your community more sustainable?

    Learn all about the new Just Transition Green Participatory...

  • TUES 25

    Join ACVO and Nescan Hub to hear about Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund 2022

    25th October 2022 | 10-11am | Middlefield Community Hub

    REGISTER HERE

    Learn all about the new Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund and how your group and community could benefit from it.

    The Scottish Government Just Transition Fund aims to transform our future in the coming years enabling a just...

  • TUES 25

    Join ACVO, Nescan Hub to hear about Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund 2022

    25th October 2022 | 12 noon - 1pm | Four Pillars

    REGISTER HERE

    Learn all about the new Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund and how your group and community could benefit from it.

    The Scottish Government Just Transition Fund aims to transform our future in the coming years enabling a just...

  • TUES 25

    Join ACVO, Nescan Hub to hear about Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund 2022

    25th October 2022 | 2pm - 3pm | Inchgarth Community Centre

    REGISTER HERE

    Learn all about the new Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund and how your group and community could benefit from it.

    The Scottish Government Just Transition Fund aims to transform our future in the coming years enabling a just...

  • THU 24th

    Ugie Catchment Land Use Community discussions

    3rd Nov, 10th Nov, 17th Nov and 24rd Nov | 6.30-8.30 PM | online

    There is an opportunity for people living & working in the Ugie catchment area to come together to work up and agree on a land use vision that reflects the characteristics of the area and the priorities of its people. We anticipate farming and the...