Lanark Community Development Trust is a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good. We aspire to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact. One of their projects, the Castlebank Horticultural Centre is the hub for many outdoor events throughout the year and is maintained by a hard-working group of volunteers. If you can spare an hour or two a week, head along any Tuesday or Thursday and get involved.
CCI engages people who have additional support needs in environmental projects that make a significant difference to local communities. This includes building community gardens, work on nature reserves, public landscapes and art works. From their base at Langloch Farm, the organisation offers numerous opportunities for training in areas such as horticulture, wood work and other crafts. They also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities to get involved with.
Community Action Lanarkshire offer support for rural communities across rural North and South Lanarkshire with community-led plans, training, and to build and grow projects.
Our vision is that community decisions will be made for each place, in that place, by the people who live there. Communities will work together towards a common purpose, where the focus is on local people-led action.
The programme will help revive community life, increase participation, tackle inequalities, keep money in the local economy, improve the environment and create new opportunities for learning, jobs and play. It will build your community’s ability to develop, fund and deliver projects to improve local lives for generations to come.
The Charitable objects for which The Trust is established are: To promote any Charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of the village of Law and its environs, without distinction of political, religious, or other opinions
To bring together in association the inhabitants, voluntary organisations and local authorities in a common effort to advance education through promoting and organising activities, both social and educational, which will enhance the quality of life of the above mentioned persons.
Law Community Trust, working towards a better future for Law Village.
Healthy Valleys is a community led health initiative covering rural South Lanarkshire. We provide a wide range of activities and services, as well as specific projects focusing on the health needs of particular groups of people. Our activities include health walks and walking groups, active play sessions for children and a community food matters programme. Check their website to find out what’s on.
WAT IF? is a passionate and dedicated locally-based organisation focused on improving the quality of life for residents in the Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax area. We deliver community development projects that tackle the issues of greatest concern to our community, including environmental issues. Come and join our pathways group and improve your local area.
Clydesdale Community Initiative are running gardening groups in local hospital gardens where the focus is on growing vegetables for the hospital to use and to help support local food banks. As a volunteer you can be expected to be part of a friendly hard working team, discovering new skills and interests, and making a positive contribution to your community. This is an opportunity to meet new people and have fun, whilst giving you experience in ‘hands on work’ in a real working environment. Lady Home Hospital in Douglas, cares for acute medical patients and provides rehabilitation and terminal care. The group runs every Tuesday morning from 10.00 -11.00am.
Please contact CCI for full details on 01555 664 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking is a great form of exercise as it has so many health benefits. One way to increase the amount of walking you do is to join a local health walk group. Get Walking Lanarkshire run various health walks across the Hamilton locality, you can find the timetable at the link below. There's no need to book.
South Lanarkshire Countryside Ranger team and their partners have regular events you can get involved with. Find out more here.
VASLan's Locator tool has information about many community groups and activities, including green health plus a What's On calendar. Find it here.
Volunteering: more information about local volunteering opportunities including outdoor ones can be found here.
Getting out & about in South Lanarkshire - information about everything from allotments to wildflowers here.
Parks & recreation - getting out and about into your local parks can have a positive impact on your health and well being. Find out about your local park here.