CHARITIES FREE WATER OPPORTUNITY EVAPORATES !?!

APOLOGY FOR CARRYING MISLEADING INFORMATION IN LAYC E BULLETIN – ISSUE 6


OBVIOUSLY LAYC WAS SIMPLY CIRCULATING DETAILS IT HAD RECEIVED IN THE BELIEF THAT THE INFORMATION WAS ACCURATE AND COULD BE USEFUL TO SOME OF OUR SUBSCRIBERS .

“Scottish Government Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme. ”
LAYC boldly stated that “The Scottish Government has announced details of a new scheme (the Scottish Government Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme), which will help charities registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) with the cost of their water and waste water bills.
Details of the scheme  can be found HERE ”

However any group trying to complete the 6 step online application form on the Business Stream website is actually informed that only those with an annual income of less than £60,000 are eligible.

This is incorrect !!! THIS IS AN OLD FORM

Groups with an annual  income less than £200,00 are eligible for full rebate (with those with income up to £300,000 qualifying for a 50% subsidy)

To access the correct form follow this admittedly less than straight forward  process …

  • Go to the Business Stream website Homepage http://www.business-stream.co.uk/
  • Place the word “exemption”  in the keyword search box  (located top right on their home page)
  • This will then take you a “search results” page
  • Scroll down to the search result heading which says “Apply for an Exemption”
  • Click on that.
  • This will take you to another page which will ask for your Customer Reference and SPID numbers

(You’ll find these on your  Business Stream bill so look one out before you try to apply)

  • Once you have entered these numbers the website will take you through a series of application screens.

This obviously innocent mistake by Scottish Water  may have put some groups off applying.
This seems rather unfair so perhaps a well publicised apology by Scottish Water giving details of a simpler way to access the appropriate Application Form would be in order ?

Don’t worry there is time enough to resolve the problem  because as long as the application is received by Scottish Water by 31 March 2016 and it meets the scheme requirements successful organisations will receive support from 1 April, 2015 !!!

Universal Youth Work Research Seminar

LAYC has been one of a number partner agencies who have been involved in a recent research project that has reviewed an expansive range of contemporary world wide research that relates to the role and impact of universal or open youth work.

The results of that six month project have now emerged and a joint seminar by the Edinburgh Youth Work Consortium (EYWC) and Moray House School of Education (Edinburgh University) to launch those findings has been organised. The seminar is free and is being held on Thursday 2nd April at Moray House from 9.30am to 12.30pm followed by a networking lunch. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

This research will be of particular interest to youth work managers, practitioners, funders and policy makers.

To book please contact LAYC by email on gill@layc.org.uk or by phone on 0131 667 1828.

LAYC Job!

Tobacco Prevention & Development Worker (full time)

LAYC is recruiting a tobacco prevention and development worker to organise, deliver and develop a pilot tobacco prevention project and promote access to, and use of, LAYC’s support services. The post will be based at LAYC and will have a Lothian wide remit.

The full time post will be for an 18th month period on an annual salary of £27,033 (pt 31 SJC scale) plus access to annual pay award and pension. The post is jointly funded by NHS Lothian (Tobacco Prevention Programme) and LAYC.

A job pack (including application form) can be viewed/downloaded from the LAYC website www.layc.org.uk or sent out on request by either emailing gill@layc.org.uk or phoning 0131 667 1828.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th March 2015 and interviews will be held on Monday 30th March 2015.

New training programme for 2015!

The new training for Spring 2015 has just been sent out so to see what training goodies we have available you can view or download using the above link.

More details are available on the training page or contact LAYC.

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