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MEMBER NEWS: TCA are Recruiting!

Our members Tayside Council on Alcohol are recruiting for a mentor/resource worker for their OWLS service (One Stop Womens Learning Service). Please read the job advert below:    27 May

NEWS: Women in PR Cymru Brings Prestigious Mentoring Scheme to Wales

A mentoring scheme for women - Women in PR and PR Week Mentoring is now open for applications and will match mentees with PR industry experts.  This scheme is to be delivered entirely online, with the matches meeting via phone or video call.  The potential mentees go through a rigorous application process, with prospective mentees to demonstrate they have leadership potential amongst other criteria.  Graduates of the mentoring scheme have gone on to progress to top jobs within PR.   14 May

MEMBER NEWS: Coronavirus: Ex-inmate warning over Barlinnie 'tensions'

SMN Members The Wise Group, have recently spoken with the BBC regarding the increase in demand for their New Routes Mentoring Programme after the Scottish Government approved early releases to help the Scottish Prisons cope with the Coronavirus pandemic.  The move will mean that prisoners who had 90 days or less left to serve, or those who have been sentenced to 18 months or less may be eligible to leave prison early. 6 May

MEMBER NEWS: Digital Exclusion Makes Lockdown Even Tougher - Mary Glasgow & Sally Ann Kelly

Scottish Mentoring Network members Aberlour and Children 1st have been working together to address digital inequalities for the families they work with by providing laptops, phones and other vital equipment.  This will help those who have been accessing their services to stay connected, which is a vital lifeline in the current situation.  Many families they work with are experiencing poverty already, and so without the support of these organisations, would have had no means to access devices or data with which they can keep connected.   Read the full article at the Scotsman website below to find out more.   1 May

FUNDING: Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme Launched

The Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach programme has been recently launched and will provide funding for the remainder of 2020 on a monthly programme.  The Reach programme is suitable for charities can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. This will ensure that the funding will reach the most vulnerable people across Scotland, to provide them with opportunity and equality and making positive, sustainable change. Disadvantage Examples include charities addressing primary disadvantage such as homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues. Social Exclusion Examples include charities addressing exclusionary challenges for minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people, drug users, institutional care leavers, the elderly or the young. Read more at the Bank of Scotland Foundation's website to find out how to apply.  1 May

Events

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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