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16 Sep Sixteen-year-old Day 1 mentee and winner of modelling competition, Caitlin Stroud has praised Day 1's mentoring programme and her own mentor for helping her get back on track. She has thanked the programme for helping to motivate her and helping her to get into college and to persue her modelling ambitions.
16 Sep The Local Community Programme from Comic Relief is managed by the Scottish Community Foundation and offers grants between 100 and 10,000 pounds per year. The grant programme is currently open for applications.
16 Sep A reminder to all Glasgow Mentoring Network members to contact Jaqueline Thomas at GMN by Wednesday 21 September if you want to attend the next local network event on Thursday 6 October.
16 Sep In a recent interview, Sir Richard Branson has shared his views on the importance of mentoring. Sir Richard believes a mentor can be 'critical' in whether a business succeeds or fails and he has been putting this mantra into action for the last eight years through Virgin Unite, a not-for-profit foundation.
15 Sep The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF) along with Remploy has carried out a consultation with over 120 disabled people and people experiencing complex barriers to work that are looking for employment. The consultation revealed that seventy-eight percent of people asked felt that access to a mentor would be useful when searching for employment opportunities.
09 Sep New Application for Mentor deadline is the 27th of October 2011. The Scottish Book Trust Mentoring Scheme supports established and emergent writers, playwrights, screenwriters and author/illustrators who have a specific project on which they would like some dedicated support. Mentoring creates an intimate, sharing environment in which the mentee grows in confidence and unlocks their potential, allowing them to move forward in their writing careers.
09 Sep Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS) has launched the Volunteering Zone, which allows you to post your volunteering opportunities directly online and keep them up-to-date yourself.
09 Sep Proposals for a new national mental health strategy bringing together work to improve mental health services and mental health improvement.
09 Sep The Gannett Foundation is the charitable am of Gannett Co Inc, owner of the Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK's largest publishers. The Foundation provides funding to support local organisations in the area where Newsquest operate in the UK.
Research : Not enough capital? Exploring education and employment progression in FE through mentoring
09 Sep The RSA is exploring how civil society organisations can support disadvantaged young people in both educational attainment and progression into the workplace. They held focus groups in Further Education (FE) colleges which supported the development of a mentoring partnership between the RSA and the FE sector.