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CashBack for Communities

YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation and represents the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector both voluntary and statutory. Through CashBack for Communities it administrates an annual small grant scheme to resource community-based youth work organisations to provide diversionary activities for disadvantaged young people.

Mapping outdoor play in Scotland
24.05.2022

Mapping outdoor play in Scotland

Thrive Outdoors is mapping the outdoor play sector in Scotland, aiming to find out where outdoor play is happening, how outdoor play organisations are run and the challenges these organisations face. Extensive research highlights the social, physical and emotional benefits of outdoor play for children and young people. But the Covid-19 pandemic has meant more

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New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.
13.04.2022

New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.

An award of £450,000 from The Robertson Trust will enable Inspiring Scotland to expand intandem, the national mentoring programme for children and young people looked after at home, to include 8-14 year olds living in kinship care arrangements across Scotland. intandem recognises that young people looked after while living at home can experience challenging circumstances.

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New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open
12.04.2022

New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open

The new Outdoor Community Play Fund was announced by Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey on Tuesday 12th April 2022.¬† This funding will support charities¬†providing outdoor community play opportunities for children and families experiencing disadvantage, as defined by SIMD. Up to ¬£15,000 can be applied for by registered Scottish charities meeting the criteria. Funded by Scottish Government,

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