March – May: National Lottery Heritage Fund workshops 

Discover more about funding under the new framework, including introducing outcomes and priorities. These events are free to attend but places are limited.

Dumfries and Galloway (27 March), Glasgow (26 April), Inverness (2 May) and Dundee in May (TBC).

6 April - Govanhill Orchard Planting, Glasgow

Come and help plant a new orchard in the Govanhill Community Garden with apple, pear, plum, cherry, quince, fig, hazelnut and more! All welcome there will be music, snacks and a garden tour too.

9 April - Legacies How to Develop a Campaign and Secure Long-Term Financial Security, Edinburgh

This Arts & Business Scotland seminar is for any staff or board member with an interest in developing a legacy campaign and is led by Richard Radcliffe who has over 30 years experience in helping non-profits grow legacy income.

10-11 April - European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2019, London

This year’s European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference celebrates working with nature for climate-adapted, resilient, healthy cities in London. It is co-hosted by The Bartlett and Loughborough University at their neighbouring campuses at UCL at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

18 April - Community Food Growing: Aussie experience/Scots opportunity 

Join first discussions about Edinburgh's planned Food Growing Strategy and meet two visiting Australians - Caroline Kemp and Duncan McNaught - sharing exciting stories of an Edible Public Realm experiment. Hear from Community Garden advocates from across Edinburgh 

23 April - Sharing Good Practice - Working with Young People in the Outdoors, Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown

This free event will focus on the challenges experienced by organisations who work with young people in the outdoors and how these challenges can be overcome to enable young people to create a sustainable and lasting relationship with nature and the outdoors. 

23 April - Crowdfunding for Arts & Heritage Organisations, Edinburgh

This Arts & Business Scotland seminar is for organisations who are considering undertaking a crowdfund or who have a crowdfunding project in mind and want to understand how to plan it. A maximum of two tickets are available for each participating organisation. 

27 April - Bird Call Identification and Feeder Making, Edinburgh

An opportunity to identify birds from their song and calls along with a practical workshop in making a bird box and bird feeder. If you are from a community orchard group there is a discounted rate of 75% off. Contact Chris  

27 April - Learning in Local Greenspace - Sharing Good Practice, Glasgow

Scottish Natural Heritage event aimed at schools that are part of their Learning in Local Greenspace (LiLG) project providing an opportunity for teachers and classroom assistants to learn new activities, find out about funding and see how technology can be used in your local greenspace. 

27 April – Sustain/Veg Cities: The Big Dig 

The Big Dig Day is inviting edible gardens to open their doors to volunteers and the community to mark the start of the growing season, promote their gardens and encourage people to volunteer. The Big Dig Day started in London eight years ago and over the years more cities and local areas have got involved in the day and the network. 

28 April - Wild Plant ID and Foraging, Edinburgh

This is an opportunity to gain confidence in identifying and foraging wild plants along with exploring practical uses. If you are from a community orchard group there is a discounted rate of 75% off. Contact Chris

April & May - Clean Up Scotland campaign 

Every year Spring Clean takes place during the months of April and May. During this time, Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Clean Up Scotland campaign brings communities, businesses, schools and individuals together in a big push to take part in Clean Ups and surveys across Scotland’s parks, beaches, roads, rivers and streets. 

4-5 May - Training Weekend for Young Placechangers, Stirling
Training weekend for young placechangers. Young people and youth groups are invited to join us and find out how to put community placemaking tools and the Place Standard to good use in their local communities. They will be introduced to different tools and techniques before testing them in Stirling town centre. Find out more by emailing Angela 

9 May - Developing a Volunteer Culture, Stirling

Developing an effective volunteer culture can have real benefits for your organisation. This brand new course is the only training currently available in the UK that offers you the chance to focus on developing an effective volunteer culture within your organisation. 

21 May - Change the Grounds Convention, Glasgow

Free event with a series of hands on workshops where Learning Through Landscapes will help empower you to use simple and easy ways to lead outdoor learning. This is also a great opportunity to get ideas of how to use your existing outdoor space more effectively and learn about how implement change in your school grounds. 

12 June - 2019 Active Travel conference, Edinburgh

Over 250 policy-makers, practitioners and activists involved in Active Travel will converge on the Edinburgh Corn Exchange to hear a stellar line-up of key note speakers. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a diverse range of breakout sessions aimed at unpicking the conference theme of Widening Access to Active Travel.

The Caley’s Grow and Learn Award 

Grow and Learn is the Caley’s flagship education programme delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland. Grow and Learn aims to address a large gap in provision in the world of horticulture by offering an alternative learning opportunity for those who find mainstream learning challenging. Find out more about the person-centred Grow and Learn awards or email 

Free community path training

Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. 

Training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change
If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019
Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses