Youth

Grants of up to £3000 are available to support children and young people from the Essentia Foundation.

Young People and Place Online Festival

The Young People & Place Festival will take place on 16 & 17 June 2021 online

RSABI has launched a new programme to encourage young people to get involved with the organisation’s board.

The charity, which supports people in Scottish agriculture, is now accepting applications from people aged 18 to 30 for its Trainee Trustee programme.

Employers across Scotland continue to sign up to the Young Person’s Guarantee – increasing opportunities for every 16-24 year old in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

ScotRail, ScottishPower, Scottish Water, Morgan Stanley, BAE Systems and Social Security Scotland are among the latest employers to make the pledge, which asks employers to commit to:

The winners of Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) were announced on Thursday 4th March at a special virtual ceremony.

Young people aged 18-35 in Scotland are invited to take part in a free 48 hour virtual ‘hackathon’, alongside peers from other parts of the North Atlantic region.

The event, ‘Think Rural, Think Digital, Think Ahead!’ will be, held over 19-21 March. It will engage young people from across Scotland, Coastal Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Maine and Ontario to develop joint solutions to shared challenges.

Rural Youth Café

The Rural Youth Café returns on Tuesday 23rd February from 6.30pm with a very special one-hour session, joined by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes and the new Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Ben Macpherson.
 
Both taking on senior leadership roles at a young age, and still only in their 30s, they have a real passion for supporting young people and rural communities.
 
They will share their journey from grassroots to government, and how they ensure the rural voice is heard.
 

A select group of Scotland’s top trainees and rural learners have been named as finalists for Lantra Scotland’s 19th Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (the ALBAS). The winners will be announced at a special virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday 4th March 2021.

Funding to help more vulnerable young people across Scotland into work has been announced by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Part of the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, the £986,702 investment will provide specialist pre-employment support for an additional 1,300 16 and 17-year-olds.

Two existing programmes delivered in partnership with the third sector - Our Future Now and Discovering Your Potential – will provide the support.  

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