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MEMBER NEWS: Aberlour Child Care Trust has launch new initiative with Renfrewshire Council

Aberlour  is recruiting volunteers across Renfrewshire after launching a new mentoring programme for vulnerable young people. 29 May

MEMBER NEWS: Volunteer mentors wanted

Do you have the passion and commitment to help inspire a young person to reach their full potential? We’re currently looking for volunteer mentors in Glasgow to help support vulnerable young people to achieve personal goals, increase their skills and confidence, and build their positive social networks. 22 May


MEMBER NEWS: Living with M.E in Scotland: your experience matters

Action for M.E works to improve the lives of children, young people and adults living with M.E in Scotland,and collaborates with professionals and policy-makers to increase access to appropriate care and support. 13 May


NEWS: Young people participate as peer mentors at the Polmont gym

The case studies portray the views of two young men engaged in the Generation CashBack funded leadership initiative, as well as the staff’s reflections on the programme and its positive impact. 13 May


FUNDING: Creative Breaks – NOW OPEN

The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), and young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for. 10 May



The JMA Trust was established for the following charitable purposes: 10 May


FUNDING: Four Winds Trust

The trusts purpose is to give those living in cities a better chance to enjoy nature and the beauties of the countryside. This small grant making trust funds charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 10 May



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. This includes enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving habitats, community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands, urban greenspaces and other growing areas. 10 May


FUNDING: Baillie Gifford Community Awards

The Baillie Gifford grants programme supports grass roots community organisations. Priorities for the programme are: 10 May


FUNDING: Hilden Charitable Fund

Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. Deadline: ongoing. More here 10 May


MEMBER NEWS: Extra £3.4m funding for prisoner rehabilitation

Mentoring schemes which help prisoners avoid reoffending have been given a cash boost by the Scottish government. 10 May


MEMBER NEWS: Law Society of Scotland talk to mentor about her experiences

Nadine Martin is an associate in the family law team at Harper Macleod. She is an accredited specialist in family law, child law, and family law mediation. 10 May

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Mentoring Works Evaluation Framework

At SMN, we are re-launching our #MentoringWorks Evaluation Framework. It is a free service available to members of Scottish Mentoring Network that aims to collect significant data to demonstrate the value, reach and impact of mentoring in Scotland.   8 May


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

POSTPONED - Professional Certificate in Coordinating Mentoring Programmes Training Course

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

POSTPONED SMN: Mentoring Information Event

23 March 2020, The Barracks, Stirling

POSTPONED : Mentor Training Guidance for Mentoring Coordinators

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

SMN Online Networking Event

20 May 2020, Online Zoom (11am-1pm)

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