The 25th-29th of September is International Happiness at Work week. Happiness at work is so important… employees who are happy at work are happier in the rest of their life’s […]Continue reading "Happiness at Work Week 2023"
We would like to introduce you to and welcome Fiona Kyle – our new Dates-n-Mates Scotland National Lead. Fiona previously worked with Dates-n-Mates for 5 years and has now returned! […]Continue reading "Introducing: Fiona Kyle (DnM Scotland Lead)"
Previous Next Happy 15th work anniversary, John Paul! Dates-n-Mates began in Glasgow in 2008 to support love and friendship for adults with a learning disability. John Paul Moffat was recruited […]Continue reading "John Paul celebrates 15 years working with Dates-n-Mates"
Dates-n-Mates would like to share the news that we have officially become an independent charity as of April 2023. As you may know, Dates-n-Mates began as a project of C-Change […]Continue reading "Independent Charity Status"
Employment opportunity for an individual with a learning disability in the Aberdeen area. https://youtu.be/6yZFsgI9f-I Do you recognise the importance of friendships and relationships? Are you looking for a challenge which […]Continue reading "Recruiting: Director (Aberdeen)"
We are delighted to announce that Dates-n-Mates Renfrewshire has received a grant of £6,500 from the Renfrewshire Community Mental Health and Wellbeing in January 2023! This money will allow us […]Continue reading "Dates-n-Mates Renfrewshire delighted with new funding from Engage Renfrewshire Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund"
We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Giving Glasgow Credit Union for the very kind £500 donation to Dates-n-Mates Glasgow. Director Andrew and member Caitlin receiving the […]Continue reading "DONATION FROM THE GLASGOW CREDIT UNION"
We have had another fantastic year filled with friendships, social events, relationships, and lots of fun! Throughout December, we have been sharing a daily video with 22 of our best […]Continue reading "Best Moments of 2022"
On #HumanRightsDay we are with 158 organisations to say Our Human Rights Act Matters to every single one of us, every single day. What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights […]Continue reading "Human Rights Day 2022"
Buying online? Why not make it pay?! Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising […]Continue reading "Help us raise funds through Easyfundraising!"
The party is back with DnM Falkirk and Que & Rkay at Temple! Friday the 4th of November sees Dates n Mates Falkirk back with their inclusive club night in […]Continue reading "Falkirk’s Inclusive Club Night Returns!"
Dates-n-Mates West of Scotland has joined forces with the Co-Op Community Fund for the next 12 months, to raise funds for our charity. All you need to do is take […]Continue reading "Raise funds for Dates-n-Mates with the Co-Op Community Fund"
A huge THANK YOU to our good friends at the National Lottery who awarded Dates-n-Mates Glasgow a whopping £10,000 in their National Lottery Awards For All programme! A big thumbs […]Continue reading "£10,000 from the National Lottery Awards For All!"
ACVO Newsletter Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen are featured in the September ACVO Newsletter. Members Lisa, Chris and Liz alongside staff Sarah and Louise chatted with ACVO and Volunteer Aberdeen on what Dates-n-Mates do […]Continue reading "ACVO newsletter & Spree fundraising (Aberdeen)"
We are delighted to announce the return of our much anticipated West of Scotland Dates-n-Mates Newsletter! This is the first Newsletter since 2019, and it’s great to have all our […]Continue reading "Launch of West of Scotland Newsletter"
Grab your party gear, and get ready for a fun, inclusive night at Temple Falkirk! Our Falkirk branch are getting ready to host a new, inclusive club night in association […]Continue reading "DnM Falkirk get’s ready to party with new inclusive club night!"
It”s been a long time in coming, but we are relaunching our Champions Points Programme TODAY -1st August! It’s an opportunity for our members to earn points through volunteering, attending […]Continue reading "Our Champions Points Programme is back!"
We had a great couple of articles in local West of Scotland newspapers in July! Readers of the Paisley Gazette (part of the Daily Record Group), and Glasgow Times were […]Continue reading "Local Newspaper Coverage for Dates-n-Mates Glasgow and Renfrewshire"
Launch of brand new Dates-n-Mates Stirling and Clackmannanshire! We are delighted to announce that thanks to the Mental Health and Wellbeing funding supplied by Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise and CTSI Alloa, […]Continue reading "Launch of New Branches!"
£195,000 Awarded to Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen, thanks to the National Lottery We are delighted to have been awarded £195,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund, to help Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen grow and […]Continue reading "Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen National Lottery Boost!"
We’ve been chosen for #GreenTokenGiving at #AsdaGovan. Vote for us today at https://www.asda.com/green-tokens/store?store=4661 and we could receive £500 from #AsdaFoundation#CommunityContinue reading "Help us win £500!"
“Working in partnership with Dates-n-Mates has been extremely productive and successful, bringing increased resources and building capacity between two like-minded organisations. The partnership built on the opportunity to develop Club […]Continue reading "Partner Testimonial: Include me 2 Club"
I am very happy for my Daughter to be part of Dates-n-Mates and to have the opportunity to meet new people. She has enjoyed making new friends and forming friendships […]Continue reading "Dates-n-Mates Testimonials: Parent & Support Worker"
Dating can be a minefield, so for those of you who are thinking of finding that special someone, here are some tips about how to have a safe and successful […]Continue reading "10 top tips for safe and successful dating"
As you might know, dates-n-mates Aberdeen has linked with Robert Gordon University (RGU) for the last 3 years to organise fundraising events for the project. We have now been officially […]Continue reading "Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen partners with Robert Gordon University"
Dates-n-Mates is delighted to announce that Big Lottery Fund has awarded us £120,000  over the next three years to fund our work as Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency […]Continue reading "Dates-n-Mates Lottery Funding Success!"
We are absolutely delighted to have won two high profile charity awards this June . On Tuesday 13th of June colleagues Sheryl, Stacey, Piotr, Lesley as well as Dates-n-Mates Glasgow […]Continue reading "Double Awards Success for Dates-n-Mates & C-Change"
*** Fundraising Announcement *** Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen can now confirm we have collected a cheque for £200 from ASDA Aberdeen Beach Superstore. ASDA nominated dates-n-mates in to their Green Token fundraising […]Continue reading "ASDA Fundraising Success!"
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £319,228 from the Big Lottery Fund to run Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen for the next 5 years from 2016 – 2021. This will […]Continue reading "5 Years Funding Success for Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen!"
We were lucky enough to be selected by The National Lottery to have a TV advert produced to show what we do here at Dates-n-Mates and the difference we have […]Continue reading "Watch our National Lottery TV Advert Here"