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Youth employment fund delivers record year.

Youth employment fund delivers record year.

Last year the 14:19 Fund helped over 5,000 young people into a positive destination of employment, education or training.  This is more young people than previous years and brings the total young people who have secured a positive destination to 26,000.

These results have been delivered by the portfolio of 20 Scottish charities who have become some of the most effective in helping young people to change their lives.

Celia Tennant, Chief Executive said: ‚ÄúThe 14:19 Fund has the ambitious target of helping 35,000 young people into sustainable employment, education or training over 10 years, and to help thousands more young people with the confidence and skills to change their own lives for the better.¬† With two years to go, we are committed to achieving this.‚ÄĚ

The 14:19 Fund is unique in its offer of long term funding coupled with significant development support and access to additional expertise to help build efficacy, resilience and sustainability from within.  These are critical factors in the fund’s success and the reasons why the 20 charities have developed into a fit, dynamic and responsive portfolio.

Read the 2016 Fund Report 

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Outdoor nurseries launched by Deputy First Minister in Castlemilk
20.11.2017

Outdoor nurseries launched by Deputy First Minister in Castlemilk

Outdoor play and learning was given a boost when Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney officially launched the Welly Wanderers outdoor nursery in Glasgow’s Castlemilk woods on World Children’s Day, 20 November 2017. The Welly Wanderers is one of three outdoor nurseries being established in Glasgow under a partnership

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Callander Youth Hostel leader named Social Enterprise Champion
09.11.2017

Callander Youth Hostel leader named Social Enterprise Champion

Chris Martin, Managing Director of Inspiring Scotland-supported charity Callander Youth Project Trust (CYPT), has been named Social Enterprise Champion by Social Enterprise Scotland. CYPT runs the Callander Youth Hostel and Bridgend café in Callander as a social enterprise offering training and employment for young people in the hospitality industry. Chris, pictured above with Angela Constance MSP,

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Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Quality Action Plan
31.10.2017

Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Quality Action Plan

Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government in its commitment to improving the quality of Early Learning and Childcare through the publication of it’s Quality Action Plan. Through the work of the go2play fund, Inspiring Scotland has championed and encouraged play-based outdoor learning in Scotland’s communities, schools and natural spaces since 2010. We are pleased to see

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