Climate FORTH: Recruiting Young Leaders now!

Inner Forth Futures (IFF) are looking to recruit volunteer Young Leaders (aged 18-25) for the Climate FORTH project this summer. The Young Leaders will be tasked with advising on and codesigning elements of the Climate FORTH project (including business engagement, future training opportunities, a microgrant scheme, social media, and approach to working with young people), as well as planning and delivering an engagement workshop for young people aged 14-17. The Young Leaders opportunity aims to fit around the interests and needs of the volunteers involved, with an emphasis on listening to and learning from young people.  
 
Young Leaders must be aged 18-25; living, working or studying in the Inner Forth area; and have an interest in positively shaping their communities. No previous experience is necessary! We hope to have all Young Leaders appointed by the end of June 2022.  
 
More information about the role and how to apply can be found here.  
 
If you work with a youth group (such as a football club, afterschool activity, or youth centre) and you would like Climate FORTH’s Young Leaders to run an engagement workshop with your group, please contact Connie Dawson, Climate FORTH Project Officer – Community and Youth Development:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07516588142 
 
Please feel free to also display and share the recruitment poster below: 
 

Survey: Land Management Skills in the Forth Area

On behalf of Inner Forth Futures Partnership, Sniffer and greenspace scotland are conducting research to understand changing skills requirements of those working on land management in the Inner Forth area.

Land management is a key tool to help respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. The scaling up of activities such as planting trees, creating wildflower areas, or managing wetland areas, could result in the need for new skills and training requirements. As part of Climate FORTH project,Inner Forth Futures Partnership want to propose a plan to support skills development in this area, and submit a Stage 2 National Lottery Heritage Fund bid to deliver training activity between 2023 and 2026 for Grounds Operatives in the Inner Forth area. We are keen to engage with as many stakeholders as possible to help develop this proposal.

In particular, we are interested in the views of Ground Operatives, Streetscene teams, parks and greenspace teams, or others working on land management, and invite those working in this area to complete a short survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ForthSkills

 

Climate FORTH Invitation to Quote: Design of a Community Heritage Group Training & Mentoring Programme

As part of the Inner Forth Futures' Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) project, RSPB Scotland, on behalf of Inner Forth Futures, wishes to commission a consultant or agency to design a Community Heritage Group Training & Mentoring Programme.

The Community Heritage Group Training & Mentoring programme will sit as part of a wider suite of Climate FORTH activities that aims to enable communities around the Inner Forth to make more of heritage assets and increase the climate resilience of both heritage and communities. The programme is aimed at people or groups who own and/or manage assets or want to manage an asset but who do not have skills or confidence yet. This piece of work will identify training and mentoring opportunities to give individuals and groups the skills, confidence and capacity to make the most of heritage assets. It will also develop a training and mentoring plan to increase community awareness and skills and aid them in identifying and addressing maintenance issues related to heritage.

This contract will involve working closely with the Climate FORTH Project Officer for Community and Youth Development and other members of the Climate FORTH team and IFF partnership as needed, building on their understanding of the project and its activities. It is critical that the programme developed is realistic in its scope and resource requirements and is owned by the Climate FORTH team and wider IFF partnership. The successful candidate should demonstrate previous experience in similar work. The Community Heritage Group Training & Mentoring Programme plan will be submitted as part of a Stage 2 bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The value of the work will be up to £5,000 excluding VAT. The works will occur in July and August 2022.

Interested parties can find full details within the Invitation to Quote: Climate FORTH Community Heritage Group Training and Mentoring Programme

Quotations and questions related to the invitation to quote should be directed to Connie Dawson, Climate FORTH Project Officer – Community and Youth Development Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to quote is 17:00, Monday 20 June 2022.

This work is possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Climate FORTH development phase is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Climate FORTH Invitation to Quote: Monitoring & Evaluation Framework

As part of the Inner Forth Futures' Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) project, RSPB Scotland, on behalf of Inner Forth Futures, wishes to commission a consultant or agency to design a Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for the project.

RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Inner Forth Futures partnership (IFF), wishes to commission a consultant or agency to design a monitoring and evaluation framework that will track the progress, impact and reach of the Climate FORTH project in its delivery phase. The project is currently in receipt of a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) development grant, and subject to satisfactory progress will submit a delivery phase application to NLHF in November 2022. If successful, the Climate FORTH delivery phase will run April 2023 to June 2026.

The successful agency / consultant will identify project indicators to track progress against project and NLHF outcomes; create a robust and manageable system to collect and monitor activity outputs and project indicators, and propose methods of monitoring the impact that the project and its activities have on key audiences and stakeholders, both within and beyond the project boundary. The IFF partnership is keen to identify manageable ways to assess outcomes and legacy impacts, including the learning, added value and additional benefits derived throughout and beyond the three-year delivery period of the project.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will include process monitoring, impact monitoring and monitoring support. Interested parties can find full details within the INVITATION TO QUOTE: CLIMATE FORTH MONITORING AND EVALUATION FRAMEWORK

The value of the work will be up to £5,000 excluding VAT. The works will occur between May/June and August 2022.

This contract will involve working closely with the Project Manager and other members of the Climate FORTH team and partnership, building on their strong understanding of the project and its activities, experience of monitoring and evaluation and ideas for what will and won’t work. It is critical that the system developed is realistic in its scope and resource requirements, is owned by the Climate FORTH team and wider IFF partnership.

Questions related to the invitation to tender should be directed to Kate Fuller, Climate FORTH Project Manager. Any tender responses should be emailed to Kate Fuller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of 09:00 Friday 20 May 2022. Kate Fuller can assist with any enquiries or queries.

The successful candidate should demonstrate previous experience in similar work. The Monitoring & Evaluation Framework will be submitted as part of a Stage 2 bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, grants for heritage.

This work is possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Climate FORTH development phase is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Added 5 May 2022.

Climate FORTH Brief to Tender: Heritage Asset Options Appraisal and Feasibility Study for Innovative Repurposing of Heritage.

As part of the Inner Forth Futures' Climate FORTH (Furthering Our Resilience Through Heritage) project, RSPB Scotland, on behalf of Inner Forth Futures, wishes to commission a consultant or agency to  undertake a Heritage Asset Options Appraisal and Feasibility Study.

RSPB Scotland, on behalf of Inner Forth Futures, wishes to commission a consultant or agency to undertake a Heritage Asset Options Appraisal and Feasibility Study. The Heritage Asset Options Appraisal and Feasibility study aims to produce costed designs for the innovative repurposing of 2 abandoned or neglected heritage assets in the Climate FORTH area. This repurposing will secure the long-term future of heritage assets currently at risk, whilst also supporting the environmental, social and/or economic regeneration and a just transition for local communities. The successful contractor will undertake the works between May/June and September 2022. Interested parties can download the TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF CLIMATE FORTH DEVELOPMENT PHASE WORKS: HERITAGE ASSET OPTIONS APPRAISAL AND FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Questions related to the invitation to tender should be directed to Kate Fuller, Climate FORTH Project Manager. Any tender responses should be emailed to Kate Fuller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of 12noon Thursday 19 May 2022. Kate Fuller can assist with any enquiries or queries.

The Innovative Repurposing of Heritage project has been designed to showcase novel approaches to using abandoned heritage for environmental, social and economic regeneration and supporting a just transition. This work will sit within the Climate FORTH project as part of a wider suite of activities that aims to ensure that the Inner Forth's natural and built heritage assets have an increased resilience to societal and climatic change. Work developed through this contract will drive action on climate change adaptation and mitigation through supporting new approaches to managing and utilising heritage assets, whether derived by local communities or their owners/managers. This will inspire and influence wider action and change.

The activity is aimed at young people (14-25) within the project area and those from the lowest 20% national Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) datazones within the project area.

The successful candidate should demonstrate previous experience in similar work. The final report, feasibility study and costed delivery plans will be submitted as part of a Stage 2 bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, grants for heritage.

This work is possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Climate FORTH development phase is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Added 29 April 2022.

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