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2024 SURF Awards
Highlight, celebrate and share your achievements addressing physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. The deadline for nominations is Monday 2nd September.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 June, 2024
Informing YouthLink Scotland’s Policy Briefing Series: Youth Work and Tackling Youth Homelessness
Help inform our policy briefing series by sending us your data or stories on the practical role of youth workers and their impact on housing for those you support.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  6 June, 2024
Free Resilience-building Workshops for Young People in Scotland this Summer
Change Mental Health are offering free one-hour workshop style sessions for any summer camps/youth clubs/services that work with young people. Find out more...
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  5 June, 2024
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Education Reform Legislation Published
Legislation to create a new national qualifications body and an independent inspectorate of schools and other educational providers has been published.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  5 June, 2024
Lack of Affordable Homes Tops Worry List for Young People in Scotland
Nearly 60% of 11 to 25 year olds surveyed by Young Scot said lack of affordable housing and the climate emergency are the main issues worrying them about their future.
  • Date:  4 June, 2024
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Learnings from Place-Based, System Change Initiatives to Tackle Child Poverty
This report provides early evidence and learning from a range of initiatives that aim to tackle child poverty through working in partnership to provide holistic, person-centred support for parents and families.
  • Topic:  Poverty
  • Date:  4 June, 2024
The Prince's Trust Launches New Funding Hub to Support Young Entrepreneurs
The Prince’s Trust, in partnership with NatWest and with the support of long-term partner British Business Bank, has launched a new funding offer that will support young entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of starting their business to overcome the financial barriers they face.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Funding
  • Date:  29 May, 2024
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Youth Loneliness Toolkit
Young Scot has created a Youth Loneliness Toolkit with young people, to inspire others to take action on youth loneliness in their local community. It’s been co-designed with young people who’ve already trialled lots of the local activities to support youth loneliness.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  29 May, 2024
Building Racial Literacy
A programme for all educators interested in gaining confidence in talking about race and racism, as well as those seeking support in integrating anti-racist behaviours into their practice. Applications are open until Wednesday 19th June.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Equality
  • Date:  29 May, 2024
Doing Mental Health and Wellbeing Research with Rural Communities Survey is Live
How do you think research about mental health and wellbeing in rural areas should be done? What should the priorities be? How should communities be involved in this process? And what would make it feel fair, meaningful and relevant?
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  28 May, 2024
Calling All Youth Workers: Research with Young People on Activities
Researchers are looking for young people aged 11-18 years to complete a survey to help identify the activities to include in a new therapy assessment needed to help young people discuss the activities they do, and any problems or challenges they are experiencing undertaking activities. Find out how you can help.
  • Topic:  Research
  • Date:  27 May, 2024
Future Routes Fund Assessment Panel
NatureScot is looking for young people to join the judging panel to help assess the applications and decide which projects are granted funding. Young people will be fully supported, so no experience of grants is needed.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  24 May, 2024

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