Information about Suicide Week - do you know the signs
to look for with people close to you? There are two suicides
a day in Scotland. The police are hoping to cut that number
by 2022 but need everyone to play their part by being
aware of indicators.
Details of how
to contact the local police.
Does your club or group need funding? Visit the Funding
Page which has monthy updates.
The Community Investment Fund (CIF) provides
£1.2million to community led projects over 2018/19
and 2019/20. It is an opportunity for local people to make
an impact on the issues that matter most to them. Grants
of £3,000-50,000 are available to eligible groups
in this round of funding. read
Community groups and individuals are again invited to apply
for grant funding from Kinross Community Council Newsletter
Ltd charitable company (KCCNL). This is the fund that has
built up over the years from profits made by the Kinross
Deadlines for applications are 30 September and 31 March.
For more information and forms,
here for .pdf
here for .docx
needing help to identify and claim the right benefits or
needing advice to help them to negotiate the benefits system
in any way can access assistance from Perth Citizens Advice
Bureau’s ‘Benefits Advice In Libraries’
project in Kinross at Loch Leven Library. The service is
available on Tuesdays by appointment only. Telephone the
bureau on 01738 450581 to make an appointment
Birthday and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. Do you know
anyone about to celebrate their 100th/105th birthday
or a couple celebrating their 60th, 65th or 70th Wedding
Anniversary? If so please contact Perth & Kinross
Council who would like to help them celebrate. See
poster for details.
The Kinross Food Bank. Open every Tuesday and Thursday.
10 - 2. St Paul's Church. See
poster for details.
Are you an adult with a disability? Would you like there
to be more for you to do in Kinross?
Come along on Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm.
See poster for details.
"Stride for Life" Short walks every
Meet 2pm at the Day Centre
A short led walk around the town or on the Heritage
Recovery & Conversation Cafe.
This weekly group is for anyone with an interest in improving
their wellbeing and needing support on their recovery
journey from addiction or substance misuse. See
poster for further information
local people with ethical finance Perth and Kinross Credit
Union (PKCU) is now open for business in Kinross. Looking
for great value, ethical savings and loans?
PKCU will be open from 10am to 12pm every
Tuesday in St Paul’s Church Hall. Visit
the website. Read
Treasure Hunt at RSPB Loch Leven - Drop in anytime
over half term - 14 -31st October for a spooky Halloween
hunt. Pick up your sheet at the centre and see how many
objects you can find. Expect nature wonders, spooky stuff,
and of course, the odd trick.
Suitable for children of all ages.
Our plan for the creation of a flight and space
exploration themed visitor attraction is gaining momentum,
and at the same time the pace of our STEM outreach activities
across Scotland is accelerating .... read
you have some spare time? Do you enjoy driving? Are you
a people person?
If so we have the ideal volunteering opportunity...
Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) –Housekeeping,
Kitchen and Gardening Volunteers,
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support
our Team in Rachel House, Kinross. Our children’s
hospice, Rachel House, is a place full of warmth and love
providing respite and end of life care to families at their
time of need. read
We are also looking for Charity Shop
Volunteers in Kinross, selling donated stock as well
as new goods to raise the vital funds required to care for
children and their families. read
need 2 volunteers
SPARKs are a group which offers adults of all ages
who have support needs or disabilities to meet together
with their carers to improve their health & wellbeing.
LEVEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Code Club, gives
children,7-11 years, an opportunity to learn to code, no
matter who they are or where they come from. The project
introduces coding concepts to allow children to build their
knowledge incrementally. New members welcome. Please contact
the library to book a place. Every Thursday 4-5pm
01577 867205 or email
and Crochet: Fancy coming along to a crochet club?
Chat, enjoy coffee and share hints and tips. Thursdays 10-11.30am.
Come along and join this small friendly group.
Help Sessions: Free sessions but booking essential.
Monthly on a Thursday 2.00pm onwards.
Groups at the Library
We currently have three book groups for adults running
at Loch Leven Community Library.
Crime book Group: Once a month on a Tuesday
General Book Group: Once a month on a
Friday morning 10.30-11.30am
Café Book Group: Once a month
on a Saturday morning 11.15am.
February meeting for Café Book group is Saturday
parents know that those early years before children go off
to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start
we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure
childhood for their children.
group for children: Chatterbooks. For children
age 7-11 years. On the first Friday of the month 4.00
to 5.00pm. Spaces are limited so please contact the
libriary for more details.
Please contact the Library for the other book group
Writing Group. Always
wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Come along,
its free, interesting and supportive to budding writers.
Next meeting Tuesdays - 6.00-7.45 pm.
on Wheels Would you, or someone you
know, like books/multimedia delivered to your home?-
see poster for
Library - contact library for times and dates
Library Contacts: Tel: 01577 867205
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your
A free and confidential service for people who have experienced
abuse in childhood. See
leaflet for phone number and details.
has launched a new telephone service for carers
of people aged 65 or over. Please
see the poster for details.
Carers of people aged 65 or over are welcome to call 01738
452214 to hear a friendly voice and receive emotional support.
FOR UNPAID CARERS. We offer therapies for unpaid
carers in Perth & Kinross. Any carers who are registered
with our service will be able to book in for a social therapy.
poster for details.