Helping groups to help themselves
not 'do your project for you' but provide help so that your
group and your project can be as independent and free standing
as possible, for the long term.
We have learned that
there is much to be gained from sharing. We hold meetings
on specific topics of local interest, and can put you in touch
with other people who are working on similar activities.
Giving the area
BPL is recognised as a Local Rural Partnership by the Scottish
Executive. We are asked regularly to act as a sounding-board
for local views for government in Edinburgh, Europe and Aberdeen.
Advice and support
We can help
Setting Up - what type of group should
Working Effectively - how to meet, communicate
and raise your profile.
Business & Project Planning - start-up
Fundraising Advice and Bid-writing
Research on Government Policy - how you
fit in, and how it helps in planning your activities and raising
How to Conduct Market Research - practical
ways to show local demand
How to Undertake Local Research - e.g.
Putting you in touch with other groups,
agencies and specialists - the 'man who can'
If you need help with any of
the above, call us and arrange an appointment for a staff
member to meet at a time which is convenient to your group.
Support for large
This works best when our staff are involved all the way through
a project, from the ideas stage onwards - this doesn't mean
we have to be around at every meeting, and as you get more
confident you won't needs us so much. But it does help to
keep us involved - if we have all the information, we can
give you the best possible advice, and help solve any problems
Together we are stronger. Membership is free, renewable yearly
and is open to any organisation that supports the aims of
the Partnership and anyone
over 18, resident in the area
Please contact us on 01261
843598 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for an Application Form.