Stirling Council's Community Engagement Team offer support to local community and voluntary groups but other local support includes -
Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE)
offers a comprehensive range of services to voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and groups and includes Getting Fit for Funding, Governance, Charity law, Volunteer support and SCOI Introduction. Resources can be downloaded from their website. Membership is free for organisations working or based within the Stirling Council area.
Enquiries: 01786 430000, email
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
offers short courses covering a broad range of topics such as IT, Organisational Governance, Personal Development, Employment Law and Capacity Building. There is a cost for attending.
Enquiries: 0141 559 5019 email
helps Stirling businesses get started by providing advice, training and contacts. They offer workshops covering on topics such as IT, web, accounting, sales, health and safety and HR. Many of their courses are suitable to community and voluntary organisations. Some costs involved.
Enquiries: 01786 463416 email
offers a number of training qualifications such a those on health and hygiene, management and leadership, and Higher education qualifications such as English and Maths. The college operates from various locations such as Raploch. Some costs may apply. General Enquiries: 0845 634 44 44 email
offers a variety of training opportunities including classes and flexible learning on subjects such as Computing, ECDL, Alternative Therapies and Introduction to Psychology in the Cornton area. Some cost apply for certain courses.
Enquiries: 01786 445619 email
offer independent and impartial advice as well as continued support through their advice service. They have a range of training programmes for everyone, from experts to amateur and an educational programme for young people. PAS help communities, developers and professionals to understand and take part in the system and through SP=EED™, which is a practical guide to engagement in planning, it promotes and helps share good practice
Enquiries: 0131 220 9730 email