Youth

Funding of £10.83 million has been allocated for the remainder of this year to help improve access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The investment will also increase the numbers of trained professionals to support children and young people with neurodevelopmental support needs.

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can now apply for funding of up to £50,000, to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics. The figures highlight how many families and children received the payment from introduction in February to 30 June 2021.

Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started.

Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children.

People who live in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles are the first to access new face-to-face support when applying for Scottish benefits ahead of a full roll out later this year.

#YSHive is looking for around 20 young people to volunteer on the Young Person’s Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel.

The new Child Disability Payment has opened for applications from people living in three pilot areas.

From 26th July 2021, families of children with a disability or long-term health condition living in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and Western Isles council areas who need financial support should apply to the new system.

You have just over 2 weeks left to submit a nomination for Scottish Land & Estates Helping it Happen Awards 2021!

The Scotland-wide Helping It Happen Awards, which are once again sponsored by GLM, recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses who are helping rural Scotland thrive.

With the school summer holidays off to a sunny start, families across Stirlingshire are being urged to get on their bikes and enjoy the great outdoors.

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