NEWS: YouthLink Scotland to administer new Youth Work Education Recovery Fund
18 September 2020
The youth work sector will recieve £3m of new funding to help support the education of young people who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Community Learning and Development services working with young people to build confidence and skills; support their mental health and wellbeing; and those that address the poverty-related attainment gap, can apply to the fund.
The awards will be between £20,000 and £60,000 and will aim to support the youth work sector to support children, young people and families disproportionately disadvantaged by the pandemic.
Further and Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead said: “Scotland’s vibrant youth work sector plays a crucial role in supporting children and young people’s well-being, and in closing the attainment gap.
“Throughout lockdown we have seen the sector rise to the challenge of providing services remotely, supporting some the most vulnerable young people across Scotland.
“This £3 million investment in youth work will help education recovery from COVID-19 by providing additional targeted services for young people, where they are needed the most”.
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