Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club

KORMC recently won an Award the Scottish Sports Awards for best local club of the year. We are looking to build upon this success continuing with our current referral programme. As well as this we are creating an open membership for all off-road motorcycle enthusiasts and developing a wheelchair accessible motorcycle with off-road capabilities. We are in early stages of talks with Fife Council’s Employability Service, to set up Foundations Apprenticeships focusing on basic motorcycle maintenance.  

KORMC are also launching a new off-road motorcycle coaching programme. We are working with Active Schools and focusing on Kirkcaldy in the early part of this year. We want to get children and young people engaged, off their bums and active. Despite what many people think, off-road motorcycling requires a high level of fitness.

Oh, our Administrator won an award at the Fife Business diversity Awards at the end of 2017 too. We were finalists in Kingdom FM’s, Hero Awards, narrowly missing out on a win.

We are determined to continue and improve the good work we do in our community, we are looking to increase and evidence the social impact we have. BRAG, Fife Council and local businesses Dial-a-tow and East Neuk Trials Motorcycles have really helped. In addition to this, funding support from The Young Start Fund, Tesco’s Bags of help, Santander Community Fund, LCPB, Aldi’s Sports Fund and Cash for Kids have made it a great year for us.  

As KORMC continues to grow and develop we are looking to recruit 2 new volunteers on to our Management Board.

  • Director

We have created another exciting opportunity for a Director of Projects. The successful person will have shared responsibility for the planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling of specific projects with KORMC. This position will require an enthusiastic motivated individual, with a desire to succeed. They will liaise with other directors, paid staff and volunteers to ensure smooth project implementation.

  • Treasurer

The treasurer’s primary role is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances, even if paid staff deal with much of the day-to-day financial business. Some of the tasks can include:
controlling and accounting for the organisation’s finances, being a counter signatory to any major banking transaction, overseeing bookkeeping, presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at meetings and the AGM,
liaising with the auditors or financial examiners for the annual review of accounts, ensuring statutory returns are made to any relevant regulators.

If you are interested in either of the above voluntary positions please call Dave on 07921857283. Alternatively email Davidpaton70@hotmail.co.uk

DOT Coach CIC

Building a business through building confidence

Dot Coach aims to supercharge the professional development of coaches whilst delivering a positive social impact. They believe that people from all walks of life should have the opportunity to benefit from a professional coach. A social enterprise it reinvest profits into youth training, paid internships and leadership workshops.

Tim Mart, founder of Dot Coach explains that “Through the use of digital technology, Dot Coach provides the opportunity to improve both the coaching ability of professional coaches whilst also making a positive difference to someone who could not normally access this type of service. We knew that there is a large group within the coaching community that wanted to give back and make a difference but could never connect to the right opportunity. Dot Coach is designed to fill the gap.”

Working in partnership with Universities, Colleges, Business Support Agencies and other Social Enterprises their initial project is to focus on supporting young people aged 18-24 who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford the services of a professional coach.

Dot Coach have also built great partnerships which help to deliver their service to a cohort of young adult s that probably hadn’t even heard of professional coaching. The partnership with the University of St Andrews, is to deliver the Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) programme. Designed to arm students with the skills that will integrate them into the world of work. It is described as a ‘graduate training scheme, before you graduate’. The latest is with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to support young people who need some focused coaching that will help to them set and then achieve their goals.

For more please visit their website :-  http://www.dot-coach.org/
 

Living Solutions -

Fife-based forestry business and social enterprise, Living Solutions (LS) is taking its forestry expertise to the Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburg.

The arborist team (arbs), led by Reece Paterson, has taken tree surgery skills to a new level embracing the challenge of new terrains like golf courses and greens, woodlands, residential areas and path-sides using totally eco-friendly equipment.

The LS arbs team are given a highly-specialised arborist training to climb and work at height as part of their apprenticeship. Reece (21) from Cowdenbeath, a former soldier, joined Living Solutions on an apprentice-ship scheme in 2016. He started retraining to become a forester through the LS Rural Skills apprenticeship scheme and very quickly demonstrated talent as an arborist bringing an enthusiastic and dynamic attitude to the role. He also starred at the Royal Highland Show last year where he scaled a 90-foot pole at speed showing real aptitude for high level work, Reece said: “Moving from the military straight into civilian life was hard at the time – especially finding the right job opportunity and training.

Joining Living Solution has been a real boost especially specialist training in arbs work. I would highly recommend forestry as a future career for any young 16 and 17-year-olds – it has so many interesting aspects to it and being part of the arborist team has given me a lot of confidence. A highlight for me is being able to train other young people and see them make the first steps along their forestry and “arbs” career.

Each year 16 academy students are taken on and trained in power pole pruning, wood chipping, chain saw maintenance and cross cutter skills that employers look out for on a CV. A further 8 waged training opportunities are then available for academy students to progress in to working speed covering chain saw; standard felling and managing wind-blow trees with winch work. And young trainees may be kept on for a further period where they are trained to work ready standard as they complete an apprenticeship.

Living Solutions leader and trainer Paul Cruise, heading up the Rural Skills Academy training course said: “I think word is getting out that forestry is a career for life; a job that can take you around the world. We are seeing lively and enthusiastic apprentices coming through the door that show real passion for forestry and Reece is one of them – he has shown great leadership skills and has been an outstanding participant from the start.”
 

Suit & Pace

Suit and Pace is a Fife-based community theatre company, specialising in comedy. We aim to educate, entertain and engage audiences through tackling serious issues with humour. Suit and Pace is a social enterprise with charitable status.

They develop, write and perform sketches, storytelling sessions, improvised pieces and short plays. They perform in various settings, such as at schools, in the community, at events, and also offer training and workshops, as well as filmed work and podcasts. They can perform our existing pieces, or create a new performance according to your specification, and can develop this with input from your client group. Although they work extensively in Fife they are happy to take their work across Scotland.

They have an event in Edinburgh which is part of Trad Fest, a traditional arts festival featuring performances from around the world.

 

 

 

Fife Employment Access Trust

Fife Employment Access Trust have reached the final shortlist of the prestigious Glaxo Smith Kline Impact Awards.  The awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.

To reach the final shortlist of just 20 UK-based organisations, FEAT had to come through an application process, three rounds of shortlisting and a full-day assessment covering innovaton, management, partnership, achievement, community focus and targeting need.  We are proud to say we’re the first Fife charity to reach this stage of the awards in the full 20 years they’ve been running and are one of just 2 Scottish charities to make the final this year.  Over 400 charities entered the awards this year.

In January, a panel of judges meet to select the top 10 winners and 10 runners-up.  Each winner receives £30,000 in unrestricted funding, an intensive 3-day training and development programme and the opportunity to join the GSK Impact Awards network.  A film is made about their work and they are provided with support materials to help promote themselves.  An overall winner receives an additional £10,000.

Duncan Mitchell, FEAT’s General Manager, says, “Making the final shortlist is a real testament to the excellent and specialist work our staff do every day to help people with significant mental health conditions to better manage their conditions and reach their aspirations – whether that be employment or something else.  It truly is an honour to be recognised in this way, and whether we end up as a winner or a runner-up, this is a huge boost to everyone connected with FEAT.”

This recognition comes on the back of a year of success in 2016 for FEAT - being named Recruiter Magazine’s Charity of the Year, TSB Glenrothes’ Local Charity Partner and scooping the Fife Voluntary Sector Award for Partnership for the 2nd time in 3 years.