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Any group of volunteers can now apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 grants of between £50 - £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. 24 April


FUNDING: Baillie Gifford Community Awards

The Baillie Gifford grants programme supports grass roots community organisations. Priorities for the programme are: 24 April


FUNDING: Children in Need

24 April


Consultation Event: Children's Services Planning - Provision of Statutory Guidance

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, placed a requirement on Local Authorities and Health Boards to present evidence to the Scottish Government in a Children Services Plan which sets out and demonstrates the actions planned, taken and delivered to improve outcomes for our children and young people in their area. The first statutory Children Service's Plans were submitted to the Scottish Government in March 2017. 17 April


FREE TRAINING: Fast Forward provides practitioners with free gambling education training

As you may already know, in 2018 Fast Forward launched the Gambling Education Hub, which is Scotland’s only national gambling education and prevention programme. It provides practitioners with free training, resources and support regarding gambling-related harm, and it works to ensure that every young person in Scotland has access to effective gambling education and prevention services. 17 April

ScreenSkills launches UK-wide industry mentoring network

UK industry skills body ScreenSkills has launched a UK-wide mentoring drive to support new and established professionals in the screen industries. 17 April

NEWS: ng homes celebrates Investors in Young People Gold Award

ng homes has been awarded Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold status. Investors in People Scotland (now Remarkable) assessed the Association against the wider Advanced Framework over two days during March. 17 April


NEWS: Scottish Churches Housing Action Appoints New Chief Executive

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has today announced the appointment of Richard Howat as its new chief executive. Mr Howat will take up the role on May 20, replacing David Cressey who resigned in December.   17 April

NEWS: Grampian System Wide Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Review DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY!

The Alliance would like to get your views on the Grampian mental health and learning  disability review.  16 April


MEMBER NEWS: Women in Business Celebrating Scotland’s first accredited business mentoring programme

The award-winning business mentoring programme run by Perthshire-based community enterprise support organisation GrowBiz is the first in Scotland to achieve the Scottish Mentoring Network Quality Standard.   12 April


NEWS: Hundreds of Scottish students graduate from pioneering career ready programme

A ground-breaking career development programme has marked a major milestone with a record number of students graduating since its inception in Scotland in 2011.  12 April

Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment, training toolkit

This 20 minute toolkit is designed so that projects who are funded by the  CYPFEIF & ALEC fund gain an understanding of children’s rights and impact assessment frameworks, including legislation.  Or click the link here.  8 April


CANCELLED Central Network Event

22 May 2019, Link Academy, McKinven House, George Street, Falkirk, FK2 7EY

SMN: Youth Arts Mentoring Symposium

28 May 2019, 10:30am -2:30pm Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill St, Motherwell ML1 1AB

Fife and Tayside Network Event

12 June 2019, DC Thomson, 2 Albert Square, Dundee, DD1 1DD

SMN: All network Event Dates released

7 August 2019

Glasgow Networking Event

27 August 2019, 10:30am - 1:30pm Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, 20 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow, G41 5BW

Education Networking Event

2 September 2019, 11am-2pm, Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary's St, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

SMN NATIONAL EVENT: The deadline for booking your place is Tuesday the 5th of November so please BOOK NOW to secure your place at the event.

13 November 2019, St Paul's & St George's Church, 46 York Place, Edinburgh

SMN: Business Network Event

28 November 2019, 4th Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

SMN: Edinburgh and Lothians Network Event

4 December 2019, 11am-1:30pm YMCA Edinburgh, The Acorn Centre, 1 Junction Place, EH6 5JA

SMN: Care Experienced Network Event

24 January 2020, 10:30am- 2pm Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow,G11UZ

SMN Fife and Tayside Network Event

29 January 2020, Old College Building, Abertay University, Dundee, DD1 HG

SMN: Glasgow Networking Event

5 March 2020, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB, 10:30am -2:pm

NEW DATES - Professional Certificate in Coordinating Mentoring Programmes Training Course

19-20 March 2020, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ

SMN: Mentoring Information Event

23 March 2020, The Barracks, Stirling

MEMBER EVENT: ACOSVO Magic of Mentoring Event

26 March 2020, Hanover Conference Centre, Edinburgh

New Date : Mentor Training Guidance for Mentoring Coordinators

27 March 2020, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 1UZ

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