GET MOVING THIS EASTER!

During the Easter break we want to encourage EVERYONE to get out and keep active! Our Active Families pack will do just that! With daily FUN activities for everyone, looking after your physical & mental wellbeing. Monday 29th March – Friday 9th April 2021 Activities should take place locally so you just step out your front door and go….! around your local park or in your garden. Activities should be done in your outdoor bubbles of maximum 2 households – however why not keep track of how your friends are getting on remotely with daily “check in’s”

Active Families Easter Booklet 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all #ChooseToChallenge bit.ly/IWD-2021

How do you get active in Fife? Awareness survey

From walking to everyday activities. From parent & child classes to community clubs, and gyms, Fife has a lot of physical activity, sport & leisure opportunities to help keep you healthy. For us to improve we would like to know how easy it is to access information of what is available across Fife? Could you take a few moments to fill out our survey? This could help us make things a bit easier for you to …….get off your seat and on your feet. Thanks!

Please find below the link to the survey:

Adapt & Thrive Fund

The ‘Adapt & Thrive‘ fund, managed by SCVO has been changed of recent to make the application process a little simpler, and allow, sports clubs in particular, the opportunity to apply. Please see below some information about the fund…

  • What? For community organisations who have been financially impacted as a result of COVID-19. Do you have a recovery plan in mind to help develop your club, helping it thrive once restrictions lift? If yes, please see the eligible project headings below:
    • Adapting premises
    • Staff salaries
    • Consultancy work
    • Marketing materials
    • Changes to service
    • Essential overheads
  • How Much? Up to £75,000
  • When? The deadline for applications is 31st March 2021
  • Who? 
    • Was in a stable financial position pre-COVID
    • Cannot implement changes without additional funding
    • Working with vulnerable groups and/or in deprived communities

The application process is in 7 simple steps:

  1. Attend a webinar for additional information (optional)
  2. Complete the application form
  3. An SCVO advisor will be in touch with you to go over your application to expand/amend some of your answers
  4. Work on your plan alongside the advisor
  5. Apply
  6. Email in receipt of your application submission
  7. Decision made

 

If you have any further questions, please visit the programme helpdesk

Active Families – GET MOVING this February mid-term!

Active Families – GET MOVING February mid-term!

During the February mid-term break we want to encourage EVERYONE to get out and keep active! Our Active Families pack will do just that! With daily FUN activities for everyone, looking after your physical and mental wellbeing.

Wednesday – Take Notice     

Thursday – Be Active

Friday – Keep Learning

Saturday – Connect

Sunday – Give

Take a break to move – and feel better

Take a break to move – and feel better

Make sure you take a  lunchtime break everyday

Movement is important, particularly now, when many of us are getting out less.

Check out our Active Fife YouTube channel, and try the exercises as many times as you like. Aim for something at least once a day – if it helps add an appointment to your diary. Each session is around 15 minutes.

Mobility & stretching https://youtu.be/RoU2kprctLA

Try these stretch exercises to help reduce your sedentary behaviour and ease off any stiffness and tight muscles.

Strength & balance https://youtu.be/7ySGsFXTDH8

These simple strength and balance exercises will help improve your muscle tone and balance making it easier to do daily activities and help prevent falls.

Gentle aerobics https://youtu.be/lBTz1_ZE8fE

Suitable for beginners. Aerobic exercises can reduce the risk of many conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, strokes and even cancer.

Tai chi – mindfulness https://youtu.be/Yi6M_iCx_ok

Reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve your flexibility and balance.

Benefits of walking https://youtu.be/8xxvoirW_qM

Find out why a 10 minute walk every day will help improve your mental health, your fitness levels as well as improve your concentration.

Community Athletics Coordinator and Coach Vacancy

Pitreavie AAC is a well-established and successful athletics and running club based in Dunfermline. The club, a charity, has a membership of over 350 members developing a pathway for total beginners through to Olympians.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Club for a Community Athletics Coordinator and Coach – a post which will have a significant impact in the further growth and development of the club. The Community Athletics Coordinator and Coach will organise, lead and coach a new and structured community athletics programme.

This part time post (12 hours per week) is funded through a partnership between Pitreavie AAC and scottishathletics – and is part of the scottishathletics Club Together programme. The post will be employed through scottishathletics.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting the application form, covering letter (addressing how the applicant’s skills and expertise fit with the job roles and person specification) and equal opportunities form, marked “private and confidential”, to Francesca Snitjer, Executive and Equalities Officer, at francesca.snitjer@scottishathletics.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 18 February 2021 with interviews taking place virtually during the week commencing 22 February 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Any offer of employment would be subject to a satisfactory PVG check and references.

scottishathletics is an equal opportunities organisation.

 

Community Athletics Coordinator and Coach