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13 Jul The latest publication is a summary publication of results from the Annual Population Survey 2011, presenting analysis on the labour market, education and training.
13 Jul Volunteer Development Scotland is launching a new campaign to follow-on from Volunteers' Week 2012. They are taking a snapshot of volunteer experiences over the summer of 2012 to create a picture of what volunteering looks like in today's Scotland.
13 Jul Awards for All gives grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
06 Jul If you are, or know anyone, aged 18 to 25, who is passionate about youth-led social action and how young people can have a positive impact in their local community, then please read on! This is an exciting opportunity to take part in the UK evaluation of vCashpoint. vInspired has asked Volunteer Development Scotland, the with the Institute of Volunteering Research and the Third Sector Research Forum at the University of Birmingham to help them assess the impact of their vCashpoint programme - a programme that reaches out to young people who want to make a positive difference on an issue that affects their community. It does this through giving out funding to help young people between the ages of 14 - 25 to turn their ideas for social action projects into a reality!
06 Jul Students at UWS have gained an added insight into their chosen career thanks to the University's Employer Mentoring programme, co-ordinated by its Careers and Employability Service.
06 Jul YMCA Scotland is delighted to announce that they took top prize in the Children and Youth category at The Charity Awards 2012. The Charity Awards, organised by Civil Society Media, recognised YMCA Scotland for its Plusone mentoring scheme - a community based programme in Bellshill, Perth and Kirkcaldy, that works with young people aged between 8 and 14 helping to divert them from involvement with the youth justice system.
06 Jul Nominet Trust is a UK registered charity, which advocates the imaginative use of digital technologies to improve lives and communities. Since its inception in September 2008, Nominet Trust has invested in hundreds of projects, providing business support as well as financial investment, seeking to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
06 Jul This trust was set up by the author J K Rowling to support charitable causes. The Scottish Community Foundation works with the Volant charitable Trust to make awards of up to £10,000 per annum on its behalf to charities and community groups in Scotland. The fund's primary focus is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation.
29 Jun Last week SMN wrote to Members of the Scottish Parliament to give them some information on what's happening with regard to mentoring in Scotland. Each MSP, with one or more active mentoring projects within their region or constituency, will now have received a letter and a print-out containing the information and contact details for any member projects operating in their area.
28 Jun The Scottish Government's Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund, announced by Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance in February, has now been officially launched. Applications to the fund are now invited and the deadline for submitting an application is Friday 20th July 2012. The minimum bid level has been set at 50,000 pounds and the maximum is 250,000 pounds; consortia bids are welcome.