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  • Hunt is on for the Scottish Charities of the Year Deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2015 Run by SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations), the Scottish Charity Awards highlight some of the amazing achievements which have taken place in the charity sector during the past year. There are five categories which you can enter: Charity of the year – An organisation which has achieved in every area of its work Celebrating ...
  • Could your group be this year’s Scotland Epic Award winner? Nominations open: 12 January 2015 Nominations close: 16 March 2015 From singing to knitting, theatre to painting, each year thousands of volunteer-led amateur groups across Scotland provide regular opportunities for people to take part in local creative cultural activities. The Epic Awards celebrate their achievements. Run by Voluntary Arts, the Awards are open to all groups run by ...
  • Survey on Edinburgh’s cultural life needs your input Deadline: 8 January 2015 Following a recent meeting in Edinburgh, ‘Desire Lines’ has been set up to explore the city’s cultural life and how it could be improved for all. A short survey is one of several ways in which they are collecting people’s thoughts – and they want you to get involved. Edinburgh is recognised as ...

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  • #LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS: 8 DIY Gifts for Sons Next up on our #LovetoMAKECHRISTMAS series, we’ve found another great list of DIY gifts you can make this time, we’re looking at gifts for sons, from the little boys to those a little too old and cool for giant tic-tac-toe sets. 1) Giant tic-tac-toe set What little boy doesn’t like giant bugs? This creepy-crawlie themed tic-tac-toe set ...

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  • Press release: Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners 27 February 2014For immediate release  Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners  Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony  A drumming group born out of the London 2012 Olympics; knitting project that transformed a Welsh town; arts festival that brought creativity to rural Scotland; and a group of poets who held recitals in their local park have all ...

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Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EH, Scotland, UK.