Starter for 10 is a networking day for starter pack projects in Scotland and is delivered by Scottish Churches Housing Action in Association with CRNS. This event is in Stirling Baptist Church, 67 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 1AU Wednesday 10th February at 10 am and is scheduled to end with a visit to Start-Up Stirling around 2.15pm. The programme for the day is as follows: 10.00 Registration, tea & coffee 10.30 Welcome from the chair 10.35 Today’s partnership —outlines from CRNS and SCHA 10.45 Starter packs—the context and the challenges 11.00 Starter packs in practice Presentations from three starter pack projects, giving the city, town and rural perspectives 12 noon Questions and discussion 12.15 L U N C H and networking 1.00 Breakout groups on a variety of subjects—see booking form 2.00 Summing up 2.15 Visit to Start-Up Stirling premises Click this link to take you to the Scottish Churches Housing Action page where you will be able to download the booking form for this event.
CRNS is a membership network and it is the collective activities of the network that makes third sector reuse and recycling significant in Scotland. Here is just a snapshot of some of the awards and achievements our members gained in 2015. Glasgow Bike Station won PCW Environmental Initiative of the Year 2015 Award for their Climate Challenge Fund project A Better Way to Work. Instant Neighbour won Environmental Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards. Tayside Re-users, Transform Community Development & Dundee City Council won the Community Sector Initiative Award at the 2015 Scottish Resource Awards. Furniture Plus received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Good Green Fun were awarded Stirling Council’s Provost’s Award for Business. At our CRNS Conference we recognised and thanked Jackie Agnew, a friend and supporter of CRNS since the organisation was formed. As CEO of HomeAid West Lothian Jackie has given 30 years of service to helping folk in West Lothian and this was the perfect opportunity to say thank you to her.