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MEMBER NEWS: Ashley King is Mentor of the Year and has been showcased in local media!

Ashley King was awarded Mentor of the Year at this year's Scottish Mentoring Network National Event and Recognition Awards.  We are so delighted that the Dunfermline Press website have published an article on her success.   27 November


MEMBER NEWS: TradMentor – a new mentoring project for the cultural sector

Many traditional musicians in Scotland are involved in teaching. Where can they go if they’d like support in reflecting on and developing their work, making changes, juggling several jobs or just need a confidence boost? 26 November


NEWS: Hopes mentoring programme in schools will address education inequality in Moray

A new mentoring programme has been launched at two Moray secondary schools to cancel out education inequality in the region. 20 November

NEWS: Action for Children are rolling out a UK-wide programme to divert young men from organised crime

Jamie admits that his motivation for getting involved in gang activity was purely financial. 20 November

NEWS: What needs to change for young people? Share your views for SYP's new manifesto!

The Scottish Youth Parliament is currently designing a new manifesto consultation which will launch next March – September 2020. 20 November


FUNDING: ASDA Foundation

The ASDA Foundation supports a range of good causes around the UK. It exists primarily to give support to existing projects being run by ASDA colleagues, although applications are open to all registered charities, community groups and individuals in the UK, as long as they have the support and involvement of local ASDA colleagues.   20 November


FUNDING: Foyle Foundation

The small grants scheme supports smaller UK charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000 a year, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.   20 November


FUNDING: Watkin Jones Community Fund

The Watkin Jones Community Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to support projects aimed at promoting communities throughout the UK, especially those that enhance the physical environment and improve the quality of life for local people.   20 November


NEWS: Mentoring Scheme Supporting women into aquaculture

A total of £50,000 is being invested to help increase the number of women working in Scottish aquaculture. The funding will deliver a mentoring scheme to support women already working in the sector to develop their careers, and a website to promote aquaculture and job opportunities to women. 20 November

MEMBER NEWS: MCR Pathways seeking 40 new volunteer mentors in Peterhead

MCR Pathways has appealed for 40 new volunteer mentors to be an inspiring influence in the lives of young people in Peterhead. 20 November

NATIONAL EVENT - Round Up and Recognition Awards now available to read!

We are pleased to bring you the round up of the National Event and Recognition Awards 2019! The theme of the National Event this year was influencing and we thoroughly enjoyed planning and executing this event for our members.   We hope you enjoy reading this round up and look forward to seeing you all at next year's National Event and Recognition Awards.   20 November

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Event

Our members, the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, are hosting an exhibition where children and young people tell the story of transition to their new hospice and reflect on their new sense of belonging. Join them in creating a collaborative piece of edible art! Tickets are available in the link below.  This is a free event, but please register via eventbrite.  11 November


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

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