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Free Advanced Funding Search Facility Launched for Charities, Community Groups and Social Enterprises in Fife


Fife Council’s Community Investment Team have teamed up with Scottish Council Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) to provide this free advanced funding search facility for charities, community groups and social enterprises in Fife. It includes information on over 1000 funds and can help organisations to find funding tailored to their own needs - everything from small grants to funding for big capital projects. 

To access this suite of support and guidance available (including Fife Council grants) visit 

Fife Direct/Community Group Support and Funding


For further information please contact:  Nicola.Buchanan@fife.gov.uk


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New FREE data protection advice service for small organisations

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 01 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for the imminent new data protection laws.

click here to find out more

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Fife Voluntary Action Host Funding Clinics for Community Groups

Fife Voluntary Action is running a series of free-to-attend sessions aimed at providing local third sector organisations the best possible chance of securing and properly managing funding.

Dates and Venues

  • Friday 13 October 9.30am to 12.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF
  • Wednesday 18 October 3.30pm to 6.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
  • Tuesday 24 October 9.30am to 12.30pm Dell Farquharson Community Leisure Centre, Dunfermline KY12 7DS
  • Monday 30 October 3.30pm to 6.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Cupar, KY15 5AS
  • Wednesday 8 November 3.30pm to 6.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF
  • Thursday 16 November 9.30am to 12.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Cupar, KY15 5AS
  • Thursday 23 November 3.30pm to 6.30pm New City House, 1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7ED
  • Friday 1 December 9.30am to 12.30pm Fife Voluntary Action, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

These clinics are not drop-in - but by booked appointment only.  

click here for more information

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Digital Fife Needs Volunteers

Digital Fife needs volunteers and for the volunteers to join the Digital Fife a User Group. Existing members of the user group decided to call it the Digital Fife Collaborative. Digital Fie is run by two people Willie McCool and his manager Sheena Watson. As with any enterprise employees are not there forever. Therefore a strong collaborative would if necessary to be able to guarantee the continuation of Digital Fife.

Volunteers with Digital Fife are there to help other groups to get online. One of the main achievements of Digital Fife is that it has been volunteer led. For new volunteers a training course will be organised for January.

Some of the objectives of the Digital Fife formed by the group are:

  • To support and increase the number of people to get online and use the internet regularly through their involvement in community groups and organisations.
  • To improve, manage and develop the work of Digital Fife through volunteer development
  • To promote the benefits of being online through the use of Digital Fife tools in order to create websites and access online learning
  • To help editors of Digital Fife websites maintain and develop attractive websites by using volunteer Digital Guides who are all website editors


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New data protection advice service aimed at small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 01 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for the imminent new data protection laws.

The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Find out more here

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The Great British Broadband Boost announced

Up to £645m is to be made available over the coming years to help take superfast broadband to the most remote and hard to reach places in the UK

read more here

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Re-Hashed: 5 Ways to Determine if a Website is Fake, Fraudulent, or a Scam

The internet is full of websites that are either fake, fraudulent or a scam. It’s a sad fact of life. You see, the evolution of the internet has brought with it a number of extremely convenient advances in the way we shop, bank, and interact with the world around us. At the same time, that evolution has also given way to new risks—new avenues for criminals to rip off the unsuspecting. 

Click here to find out how to tell if a website is fake or not

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The Scottish Charity Regulator - Cybercrime Factsheet

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has published a new factsheet about fraud and cybercrime. Developed with Police Scotland’s Cybercrime Unit, the factsheet provides Scottish charities with top tips and highlights sources of further support and advice.

Although the number of fraud and cybercrime notifications OSCR receives is low, with more organisations using digital methods of operating, it is essential that charities protect themselves against any potential attacks.

You can view the full factsheet here.

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Free e-learning opportunities on welfare reform and Universal Credit

The Universal Credit (UC) full service was launched in Fife on the 6th December 2107.

It is anticipated to have a significant impact on individuals and families in Fife, and on demand for services and support. 

Free e-learning opportunities on welfare reform and UC are available via the Child Poverty Action Group to everyone in the public and voluntary sectors.

Register by clicking here to complete a short course designed for Fifers, ‘Supporting Hard-Up Households’, and to access additional courses on welfare reform and Universal Credit.

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Five ways you can protect yourself from online identity theft

If you shred your paper bills, you’re worried about identity theft. What about all your information that lives and breathes online? Read this informative 5-step article on the best ways to keep your online identity out of a hacker’s reach.

access article here

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Five New Groups Join the Digital Fife Family


The latest community groups to join the Digital Fife online family are the The NOTEables Community Choir based in Dunfermline, Charlestown Bowling Club based in Charlestown, Kingdom Handball Club based in Star, Star Community Council also based in Star and The Men’s Shed Glenrothes based in Glenrothes.


for more information about these groups click here

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Email 'most common internet activity' in Britain


Emailing has held on to the top spot as the most common internet activity in Britain, despite the continued rise of social media, a survey has found. 


Find out more here

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The Top Four Digital Fife Sites with the Most Requests from the 19th October 2016 to the 19th October 2017 are


West Fife Bowling Association

click here to visit the website


Help Fife Animals

click here to visit the website


Scottish Disability Golf Partnership

click here to visit the website


Abbeyview Bowling Club

click here to visit the website

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Good Finance

is a new website to help charities and social enterprises navigate the complex world of social investment.


Good Finance also includes an interesting outcomes matrix, to help organisations to plan and measure their social impact.




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Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker to improve you broadband


People can check whether their in-home Wi-Fi is giving them the best service by using a simple, powerful app launched by Ofcom today.

The Ofcom Wi-Fi Checker, which runs on smartphones and tablets, allows consumers to discover the quality of their wireless internet signal wherever they live - as well as offering practical steps to help people get the best from their connection.


find out more and download the app here

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