Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Grants but Big Outcomes

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are honoured to announce the first set of projects to be awarded the Fife Equality Community Grants – a local funding initiative developed in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum.   The first of two rounds of Fife Equality Community Grants received 19 applications in total.  After much deliberation by an assessment panel, eight projects have been awarded £300 each to proceed with … Continue reading Fife Centre for Equalities: Small Grants but Big Outcomes

“What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Recently I have been feeling uncomfortable with my surname.  I love my husband and I am happy to share his name.  However, professionally, I feel it isn’t right that I associate my success with a name that I wasn’t born with, i.e. not my own family name. It is well documented that people with ‘foreign’ … Continue reading “What’s in a Name?” – Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive, Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

Fife Contemporary is an independent visual art & craft organisation based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and delivers a programme through partnerships and several locations or outlets in Fife and also online through their digital service.   Fife Contemporary made a public statement on their stance to reject racism, support the Black Lives Matter movement … Continue reading Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E6 – S.H.I.E.L.D

Today is our final episode of Let's Keep Chatting podcast with Sarah Keeble from S.H.I.E.L.D. We first met Sarah back on Diversity Week last year and that they are now 1 years old. The interview was done on 'National Day of Reflection', so we discussed how the group has grown over the year and their expectations for the future.

Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action

Welcome to Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 with David McGrath from Fife Voluntary Action. David is here to discuss Fife Voluntary Action’s new project ‘Your Story. Your Community’. The sense-making project aims to get all communities in Fife to tell their story on how services are working in the communities and how they can make them … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action

Let’s Keep Chatting S1E6 – Fronline Fife

In Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 6 we are talking with Caryn Nicolson CEO of Frontline Fife, a charity that wants to end homelessness in Fife. Their philosophy is that “homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and that lives can be transformed for independent and sustainable living by challenging social stigma and by creating opportunities for homeless people … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E6 – Fronline Fife

S.H.I.E.L.D – a community group that has grown during lockdown in Fife

This year the world has been affected by a virus, COVID-19, and each country has tackled it in their own way. In Fife, volunteer groups have emerged to help local communities deal with the impact of the pandemic where they felt that there was a need for more support in their area. People have stepped … Continue reading S.H.I.E.L.D – a community group that has grown during lockdown in Fife

Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.

Community Education Placement – Melissa’s Experience at FCE

I’m currently a 2nd-year student at Dundee University studying Community Education. During this course, I had a 70-day placement to complete 3 pieces of work, and I was lucky to have received my placement at Fife Centre for Equalities.   When I first arrived at Fife Centre for Equalities I was introduced to the team … Continue reading Community Education Placement – Melissa’s Experience at FCE

CHAS – Volunteering Opportunities

A fresh new year is a great opportunity to try new things, set challenges and get involved in your local community. You can make 2019 count by helping children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Fife. No matter how little time you have to give – an hour here, an hour there - Children’s … Continue reading CHAS – Volunteering Opportunities