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NEWS: Children and Young People – Participation in Decision Making

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring children and young people are at the heart of decisions which affect them and that they have the opportunity to effectively participate in wider civic society and influence decisions around them. This is important at both national and local level, including the Scottish Government, local authorities, community planning partnerships, health boards, schools, community councils and other places where decisions are made that will affect children and young people.   27 January


FUNDING: BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need's focus is firmly on those children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage. They seek to fund organisations working to combat or alleviate this disadvantage and to make a real difference to the quality of children and young people's lives. Applicants should be very specific in helping BBC Children in Need to understand the nature of the disadvantage they are seeking to address: Such disadvantages include: 27 January


FUNDING: Weir Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to support small community groups of charities with an income of £100,000 or less per annum based in Scotland and providing services across Scotland. 27 January

MEMBER REMINDER: Please get in touch if your contact details have changed!

Keeping our membership details up to date is very important to us! If you have had any changes to your project, please log in to the members area of the website to update your profile.   27 January


FUNDING: Year of Coasts & Waters 2020 MicrO Local Area Grants

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals and mills, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life. 27 January


FUNDING: John Watson's Trust

Grants for educational purposes for children and young people under 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. 27 January


FUNDING: The Radcliffe Trust - Music

The Radcliffe Trust - Music The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects. August 31 for the December Trustee meeting. It is advisable to submit an application well in advance of the deadline. More here27 January


FUNDING: National Lottery Funds

Scottish Land Fund: current round runs until summer 2020. Grants of up to £1 million to help communities purchase buildings / assets, including some project development costs. Won’t fund refurbishment, rebuilding etc. More here.   National Lottery Awards for All can fund or contribute to capital or building projects, including purchase, building or refurbishment. Grants go up to £10,000. More here.    Community-Led Activity grants can fund up to £50,000 capital work as part of a wider project for the benefit of a neighbourhood or local community”. More here27 January


MEMBER NEWS: Ypeople meets First Minister to celebrate intandem

Young people from a pioneering mentoring service delivered by Ypeople were among a group invited to meet with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a special event to celebrate the intandem programme’s success. 27 January


MEMBER NEWS: Light Up Learning Recruiting New Chair

WANTED: one Chair, to lead young & ambitious charity tackling inequity in education. After taking Light Up Learning from an idea backed by enthusiasm, to a 9 person strong team working across Edinburgh and Midlothian, our co-founder Will is stepping down as Chair, for a well-earned break.   23 January

MEMBER NEWS: Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to support MCR Pathways

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has helped launch a pioneering partnership which will see uniformed and support staff act as role models to care-experienced and disadvantaged young people across Scotland. 23 January


NEWS: Criminal cash diverted to fund youth projects

Youth projects throughout Scotland are set to benefit from nearly £20m recovered from criminals. CashBack for Communities is a Scottish government scheme that takes money recovered under proceeds of crime laws and invests it into communities. 23 January

FUNDING: Gambling Education and Prevention Fund

15 January


GIRFEC, Consultation on Youth Justice Standards

Preventing offending is integral to our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up – Getting it Right for Every Child in Scotland.  7 January


FUNDING: The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications.

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications.  7 January


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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