Youth

Rural young people with a new business or social enterprise idea, or working on an established project, that will benefit themselves and their local community will have access to a series of workshops held across Scotland in April and May, launched today by the Rural Youth Project.

The Scottish Land Commission are asking young people to tell them what they hope for the future of Scotland’s land.

Working with ice cream architecture, they’re holding workshops at high schools and youth councils across Scotland to find out what our young people want to see Scotland look like in the years ahead.

Two young people who took part in the 2019 Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival in Lanarkshire were inspired by the event to host a Rural Youth Leadership Forum in Brussels.

Having met at the Rural Youth Project's festival, Russ Carrington and Ffion Storer Jones coordinated an event in Brussels on 29 January to provide a platform for individuals and organisations to discuss rural youth leadership across Europe. 

Bidding is open for some fantastic prizes in the Royal Highland Educational Trust's silent auction.

The rural education charity Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) are holding a gala dinner on 21 February, now sold out, to celebrate their 21st birthday. If you missed out on dinner tickets you can still bid in their silent online auction, which will be open until 4pm on 21 February 2020.

The Tesco Bags of Help Fund is now open for applications.

Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that bring benefits to communities. This includes:

The Scottish Government has started early engagement on the development of Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

The National Planning Framework is a long term plan for development and investment across Scotland.

Youth groups, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges working with disadvantaged young people can now apply to receive a funded residential trip to a Hostelling Scotland Youth Hostel of their choice.

Hostelling Scotland's Explorer Fund gives young people in Scotland the opportunity to have a break away and discover Scotland through a funded residential trip.

Supported by membership contributions, the Explorer Fund was launched in 2018 and has been a great success, with over 70 groups taking part in funded trips.

The search is on for Scotland’s most inspiring young people for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020.

The Awards look for people across Scotland to nominate young people who do extraordinary work to improve their community and the lives of others. 

An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.

Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a new community fund.

The £150,000 Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund offers a range of grants from small pots for schools and youth groups to awards of up to £10,000.

The fund is currently open for applications for community-led ideas that will engage and connect more people with our seas, coasts, lochs, rivers, streams and wetlands, as well as their unique wildlife.

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