greenspace scotland events

Inspiring fundraising training for greenspace groups

The Resourcing Scotland's Heritage programme offer a range of inspiring fundraising courses for heritage and greenspace groups. A range of courses are running across Scotland, please visit the website for more information or follow RSH on facebook or twitter


other organisations' events

Park events – Edinburgh, Falkirk & Glasgow
To find out about events and activities in parks in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow check out the MyParkScotland website

10 May - Fundraising: Make it Happen, Edinburgh
This Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage course will raise awareness of the various funding sources available to greenspace and heritage organisations & projects. It will help you to target the private sources of funding best suited to the work you want to do and outline the best practice methods of approach. More

10 May - Seeding Success: learning from Stalled Spaces Scotland event, Paisley
Free one-day learning event to explore how communities have used vacant spaces to transform their places. Learn how these projects support town centre regeneration and find out more about the future policy direction. Hear from local authorities, Scottish Government, community groups and others on the impact of the Stalled Spaces Scotland project and how it supports community empowerment. More

17 May – Fundraising: Trusts and Foundations & fundraising surgery, Galashiels
This Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage session focuses on how to apply to Trusts and Foundations. The event will explore case studies from the sector and provide top tips in making applications as well as developing and maintaining your relationship with a trust. Following a networking lunch there will be an opportunity to take part in a one-to-one fundraising surgery where feedback on either a case for support document or a draft funding application will be provided. More

22 May – Park Managers Forum, Edinburgh
If you are a Scottish local authority parks and/or greenspace manager or officer and haven’t received information about the forum meeting, please email 

24 May – Crowdfunding workshop
This training event, brought to you by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage and delivered by Arts & Business Scotland, will provide a ‘how-to’ guide to crowdfunding for cultural organisations. There are places for arts and heritage organisations to participate in the event which is being delivered by Kirsty Gilchrist of SoLoCo and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins. More

30 May - Food and the Environment: How what we eat impacts the planet, Edinburgh
Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) and RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Food Coalition, are hosting this talk by Professor Tim Benton, Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds and former “Champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme, on the impacts of our food system on the environment. More 

31 May – Fundraising: Membership & Friends Schemes and Sustainability, Aberdeen
A fantastic opportunity to experience two of the Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage sessions in one day! The first session will explore what organisations can gain from Membership and Supporter/Friends programmes. The Sustainability session is a participatory two-hour workshop and will examine the issues around creating sustainable programmes and sustainable fundraising plan to support your organisation in the longer term. More 

5-9 June - 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference - Glasgow
The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. This conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. ECCA 2017 offers a unique opportunity to visit many innovative local adaptation projects and share experience of how climate adaptation can work in practice. ECCA 2017 is held in Europe but the focus will be global. Participants from over 60 countries on five continents have already registered their interest or submitted abstracts. more

6 June – Fundraising: Planning to progress; Edinburgh
This Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage course will provide you with an understanding of the significance and usefulness of a fundraising strategy and will provide you with the tools to construct an effective plan for your organisation. More 

13 June – Fundraising: Storytelling using media; Dundee
This hands-on practical session will allow you to identify your key messages and present them using media. This workshop will focus on using video as a medium for storytelling. More

14 June - 2017 National Active Travel Conference, Glasgow
The theme of the 9th National Active Travel Conference is 'Building Relationships: increasing support' More 

15 June – Central Scotland Green Network Forum, Edinburgh
The seventh annual forum provides an opportunity to explore how green infrastructure projects are transforming the way we develop and repair our cities and towns. More

17 June - Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society Annual Conference, Dunblane
Highlights include presentations from George Anderson (Beechgrove Garden), Andrew Lear (Appletreeman) and Margaret Lear (Plants with a Purpose).  There will be reports from allotment sites round the country and a range of interesting workshop sessions and stalls. The full programme and registration form is on the SAGS website

17-18 June - Power of Food Festival, Edinburgh
The 2017 Power of Food Festival has been launched and registration to get involved is now open! With a brand new team, a brand new logo and a brand new website, the third edition of the Festival will take place on 17-18 June across Edinburgh’s participating community gardens. More

8 July - Have a field day
To demonstrate how much our parks matter, UK charity Fields in Trust is encouraging all communities to celebrate their local greenspaces on Saturday 8th July. All registered events will be able to access a downloadable toolkit with ideas to help run a successful community event. You can register to take part here 

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. More

TCV conservation training
Short and long training courses from TCV in locations across Scotland and the rest of the UK. More

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland 

OWL Scotland is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years. OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups. More


SNH Sharing Good Practice programme
The programme of events for 2016 is available here

Play Scotland is offering training sessions on play policy and strategy
Following Scotland’s first National Play Strategy and Action Plan, Play Scotland is offering work place based training sessions (full day and half-day) to explore what the play strategy and action plan means for organisations. Contact Debbie Willet at Play Scotland for more information, email

SNH Sharing Good Practice programme
The programme of events for 2017 is available here

Working with volunteers
Volunteer Scotland offer a wide range of volunteer training courses and FREE online sessions to suit every budget and need. Find out more here

Community Learning Exchange
Federation of City Farm and Community Garden (FCFCG) members can apply for up to £750 to cover the costs of visiting another project on a learning exchange to support project development and good practice sharing. The host will receive up to £300 to cover their preparation and hosting time. This fund can be used in a number of ways to support your garden to become established or perhaps explore a new direction. If you'd like to know more or discuss an idea contact