Scottish Government funding for youth work is being increased by more than 30% to recognise the vital role the sector will play in making up any ground lost in learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

RYP Ideas Cafe: The power of conversations - the journey of bringing an idea to life

The Rural Youth Project are very excited to be holding their second Ideas Café on Friday the 25th of September, starting at 2:30PM until 3:30PM, on ZOOM.

They look forward to welcoming you along to hear from two fantastic speakers, who since being inspired at last year’s 2019 Ideas Festival, have been very busy…

Communities in Carstairs Junction, Coalburn and Coulter are being asked to take part in a walking, cycling and wheeling mapping consultation between now and 18 October, to help create new active travel maps and wayfinding.

The Scotland-based Rural Youth Project is calling young people to join a focus group to help develop a pioneering “world first” youth-centric Smart Village which will champion young people to collaboratively build vibrant, creative, and sustainable rural economies in the places they call home. 

Around 23,000 low income households without proper internet access will be helped to get online with the assistance of £15 million of Scottish Government funding.

A new benefit to support 16 to 24 year olds into work if they have been unemployed for six months will open for applications on Monday 17 August.

This Wednesday 12th August Scotland celebrated #InternationalYouthDay, with plenty of organisations taking part in this year’s theme of ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’.

A total of £60 million will be invested in a Youth Guarantee to give all young people access to work, training or education, Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed.

Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) are holding a free virtual gathering for Young Crofters, on Tuesday 18th August, 5 years on from a successful residential event held at Glencanisp Lodge, Lochinver.

Four sessions will cover a range of topics and offer a variety of formats. Participants can join for the whole day or individual sessions.

Members of the Rural Youth Project community have rallied to have their voices heard on the climate crisis, partnering with YouthLink Scotland to co-host a webinar on 12 August at 11:00 am (BST).

The webinar, ‘How YOU(th) can be a leader for change’, will empower and encourage young people to find their voice, influence policy and give practical tips on how to create grassroots movements.