Learning and resources

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The Go For It Team co-ordinate information, networking opportunities and training events, to assist projects in receipt of Go For It funding, and potential applicants.

Learning and training events

The Go For It Team co-ordinates an annual programme of free events.

Our next events are:

Applying to Go For It: 15 January, Glasgow

This is a FREE event organized and delivered by the Go For It Team, is open to new and experienced projects and potential applicants to the Go For It Fund.

This workshop will help increase your understanding of good fundraising practice and increase your skills to apply to Go For It and other funders.

Applying to Go For It Programme is found here.  To book a place please complete and return the booking form, found here.

Engaging With Your Community: 12 February, Dundee

This is a FREE event organized  by Go For It and delivered by Diane McWilliam, is open to new and experienced projects and potential applicants to the Go For It Fund.

This workshop will help increase your skills and ability to engage with  your community and increase your understandng of community dynamics and community needs.

Engaging With Your Community Programme is found here.  To book a place please complete and return the booking form, found here.

Getting started

Go For It have developed three "games" - engagement tools, which can be used as discussion starters with those involved in your project:

In addition, Appreciative Inquiry is a method of engagement that can be used to discover the strengths and potential in local people and the surrounding community. Download an Introductory Guide.

You may also want to access statistics to evidence the needs in your area; examples include the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, Parish Statistics (produced by Stats for Mission) and Health Conditions Data by Parish and Presbytery (please note that the modelling required to fit the data areas to parishes means that the health conditions data for small parishes may not be particularly accurate).

Keeping going

Go For It have produced four resources to support the development of your project:

Tracking progress

It’s important to have some simple methods in place, so you can monitor and evaluate the difference your project is making.

Evaluation Support Scotland have lots of useful resources which are free to download.

If your project’s outcomes are focused on Spiritual Growth, 3DM and Cain Movement have produced a useful learning log, six month action plan and two year goal sheet.

Employing paid staff

We have commissioned the Employers' Advice Service at GCVS (Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector) to produce briefings with advice on different aspects of employment:

The Go For It Team have collated some information on salaries, pensions and National Insurance.

The Church of Scotland Law Department also produce many helpful circulars on employment.

For more information, please contact the Go For It Team via phone (0131 225 5722) or email.