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NEWS: Wheatley launches talent search for new graduate programme

Wheatley Group, the housing, care and property-management group is recruiting 12 university leavers to join its housing teams and a further four graduates to join its corporate support service. It has launched a search for 22 graduates to join its new two-year programme in what is believed to be the biggest graduate training programme of its kind in Scotland. 21 June


NEWS: Fish Site initiative features in national STEM drive

The Fish Site’s Women in Aquaculture mentoring initiative has been featured in a new publication designed to promote diversity within Scotland's life sciences sector. 21 June


NEWS: Scottish Autism announces partnership with Scottish Women's Autism Network

A CHARITY has announced a new partnership aimed at further supporting the lives of women and girls with autism across Scotland. 14 June

MEMBER NEWS: Become a mentor with Move On

We match volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people aged 14-25 to support them to achieve goals and reach their full potential. The young people we support are displaying “at risk” signs. These signs may include poor performance at school, truanting, offending, welfare issues, lack of positive social networks, anxiety or being bullied. 11 June

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Submissions for Mentoring Works Evaluation Framework

11 June


FUNDING: Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK)

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools). The Open Grants Programme is for organisations with a gross annual income of less than £250,000. Grants are awarded towards capital projects and may cover the cost of: Buildings: Purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment. Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment: Including (but is not limited to) office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) equipment. Vehicles: Including a minibus, car, caravan, people-carrier, or 4X4 (new vehicles are unlikely to be funded). Grants of up to £10,000 are available with the average amount being £7,000. Large and small projects can be funded, the size of grant awarded will depend on a number of factors including the size of the applicant organisation and the cost and scale of the capital project. The total cost of the project must be less than £100,000. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of the organisation fits within one or more of the Foundations programme areas which are: Alcohol & substance misuse Disadvantaged minority communities Disadvantaged young people Domestic & sexual abuse People with disabilities Visual impairment At least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project must be from one or more of these groups. Application Guidance and a list of exclusions can be found on the website.   More info:  Clothworkers Foundation   10 June


FUNDING: BBC Children in Need - Main Grants

Our Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK. If you are looking to apply for any amount up to £10,000 per year, for up to three years, see Small Grants. For more information click here 10 June


FUNDING: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

  Community Centres and Village Halls Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas. For more information click here 10 June

NEWS: Screen Scotland, Scottish Doc Institute, BBC Scotland partner on doc scheme

Screen Scotland, the Scottish Documentary Institute and BBC Scotland have partnered on the Right Here initiative, a scheme to support Scotland’s documentary filmmakers. 10 June


FUNDING: Silverhill Trust

Their objevtives are to promote the mental, physical and social development of young people in the UK, especially those in poor circumstances. (the trustees generally regard young people as being under the age of 21). Apply to the Trust's administrators, Munro and Noble, 26 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1HX. Email:  legal@munronoble.com 10 June


FUNDING: The True Colours Trust - Small Grants Scheme - UK

The programme is to provide support for children and young adults, from the age range 0-26 years. The Trustees are particularly keen to support: Hydrotherapy pools, multi-sensory rooms, mini buses, young carers projects, sibling projects, bereavement support, specialised play equipment This is an indication only, projects outside of this list which provide support for children and young people with disabilities, and those with complex health care needs will also be considered. Applications for small grants should be made using the online application form or alternatively you may complete the downloadable version of the form and either return by post or email. Click here for more information and application form 10 June


NEWS: Teachers in Scotland to be offered more 'flexible' career options

Teachers in Scotland should be offered improved opportunities for career progression in an attempt to keep skilled staff in the profession, a new report has found. 10 June

MEMBER NEWS: Praise for Moray mentoring volunteers as Scottish Government minister visits

The Aberlour Child Care Trust offers a mentoring service from its base in Elgin to help improve the wellbeing of those aged between 12 and 25. 10 June

NEWS: Perth Grammar pupils become house designers as part of industry partnership

The S1 year group from Perth Grammar School have designed a village of ‘homes for the future’ as part of an ongoing partnership with infrastructure company Robertson. 10 June


MEMBER NEWS: Y Sort It are recruiting Volunteer Mentors

Y Sort It are recruiting for new volunteer mentors for their Buddy Up mentoring service. 7 June

A Message from the Board of Scottish Mentoring Network

6 June


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)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE GrowBiz: How to use Zoom Effectively

2 July 2020, Zoom

SMN: Glasgow Network Event

12 August 2020, Zoom

SMN: Fife & Tayside Network Event

30 September 2020, Zoom

SMN: Edinburgh & Lothians Network Event

14 October 2020, Zoom

SMN: Health & Disability Network Event

29 October 2020, Zoom

SMN: Ayrshire Network Event

11 November 2020, Zoom

SMN: Central Network Event

8 December 2020, Zoom

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