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MEMBER NEWS: ACOSVO Looking for Mentoring project to collaborate with

ACOSVO are looking to collaborate with another mentoring project on their next celebrate mentoring conference. Below is the highlights of lasts years conference  to give an idea of how it was shaped. If you are interested get in touch with Phili, her details are at the bottom of the article.  18 September

SMN Announcement: Change in staff role

SMN are delighted to announce that Katya Allcott, formerly SMN's administrator is now our new Marketing, Communications and Support Officer.  18 September

Challenge Poverty Week

We are excited to announce that this year, Scottish Mentoring Network are supporting Challenge Poverty Week! We know that poverty affects many of our members mentees and mentors, and so we wanted to use this opportunity to highlight the great work the projects do to help mitigate it. 18 September

FUNDING: Barcapel Foundation Youth Fund

The “development of people” is one of the principal objectives of the Foundation. Whilst charitable giving can be used to alleviate problems it can also be used to empower people and this is particularly true of the young. 16 September


FUNDINGThe DM Thomas Foundation for Young People:

The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (DMTFYP), formerly known as the Hilton in the Community Foundation, is a registered charity in England, Wales and Scotland. Its central grants focus on providing equipment, training and support to young people. Generally the Foundation's central grants do not make awards of more than £30,000 a year. 16 September


FUNDING: ENGIE Grant Funding

ENGIE are providing free business development support sessions to social enterprises, community businesses and 3rd sector organisations on drafting, completion and submission of grant funding applications. 16 September


NEWS: the British Dam Society (BDS) is about to launch its highly anticipated mentoring scheme.

Following a successful trial, the British Dam Society (BDS) is about to launch its highly anticipated mentoring scheme. This scheme is aimed to encourage aspiring dam engineers working within the UK dam industry to develop their skills and knowledge to the required level for application to either the Supervising Engineers Panel or the All Reservoirs Panel, responsible for statutory inspections and other functions under UK reservoir legislation. 16 September


NEWS: The Scottish Government is to provide £1 million for social enterprises

Rural communities to benefit from digital hub. 16 September


FUNDING: Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants

VOLUNTEERING MATTERS ACTION EARTH GRANTS – now available for Autumn/Winter 2019 16 September


FUNDING: Bank of Scotland Foundation Launches New Funding Programme

The Bank of Scotland Foundation have announced four new funding programmes for 2019 and 2020 to replace their previous Small, Medium and Large grant programmes. The new programmes come as part of their five year 'Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland' plan, through which they aim to focus on charities who are addressing social exclusion or disadvantage in Scotland. 16 September


FUNDING: of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK)

Small community groups working towards tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 16th September 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000 16 September

FUNDING: Small Action Fund

16 September


NEWS: Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects Of Adverse Ones

Plenty of research shows that adverse childhood experiences can lead to depression and other health problems later in life. But researcher Christina Bethell wondered whether positive experiences in childhood could counter that. Her research comes from a personal place. 16 September


NEWS: National Library of Scotland to pair young people with a professional mentor

The search has begun to find young Scottish teen writers and illustrators. Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has announced that applications are open for their What’s Your Story? programme. Now in its fifth year, the scheme has so far assisted around 30 young people from across Scotland to develop writing, illustration and performance projects. 16 September

MEMBER NEWS: LawScot Foundation's Demi Schorfield is the first Kirk Murdoch Scholar

At Scottish Mentoring Network, we were delighted to welcome Demi Schorfield to speak at our Parliamentary Mentoring Showcase Event, #MentoringWorks.  She shared with us her journey from being a mentee with the LawScot foundation, to becoming a mentor herself.  She spoke candidly of her experience of university, and how the support from a mentor enabled her to get to grips with studying.  Demi, who studies Law at the University of Edinburgh, has now been named as the very first Kirk Murdoch scholar.  This scholarship, launched in memory of the late Pinsent Masons lawyer Kirk Murdoch, will provide financial support and an internship for Demi. 9 September


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

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