The next GWT network meeting will take place on Wednesday 29th November 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Voluntary Action Orkney, Kirkwall. Alison Clyde, National Development Manager will be in attendance.

Anyone wishing to attend can register for the meeting below:

YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, is now accepting applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund,

for projects delivered between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

We welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes which provide diversionary youth work activities for young people aged 10 to 24 who face one or more forms of disadvantage as listed below:
• Living in areas of deprivation (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD).
• Being unemployed, not in education or training.
• Being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school.
• Being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.

A total of £700,000 is available.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2017 by 13:00.


More information on the latest round of the CashBack Youth Work Fund, grant criteria and details

Young people across the country have the chance to shape BBC Scotland’s future output across TV, radio and online.

BBC Scotland are joining forces with Young Scot in the search for 25 young people to help shape output across the corporation’s services in a project aimed at attracting the audiences of the future.
As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018; the broadcaster is seeking the experiences, insight and creativity of a team of young people who have grown up surrounded by the internet, multichannel and social media.
Called ‘BBC Scotland NEXT’, the group of volunteers, aged between 14-25, will embark on an 18 month long project.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 December 2017.

Applications can be made by visiting by calling Young Scot on 0808 801 0338.

Groups in the UK are invited to apply for grants of up to £75,000 for research projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research.

Alcohol Research UK is continuing its priority theme, Treatment and Recovery Today, but is committing extra funding to the programme to reflect the potential costs of building public involvement into the design and delivery of funded project.
The programme now offers grants of up to £75,000 for projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. In particular, proposals that address one or more of the following areas are encouraged:
• Mental health issues and dual diagnosis.
• Needs assessment and response to demand.
• Pathways through, and barriers to, treatment and recovery.
• Health or social inequalities and access to/experiences of treatment and recovery support.
• Experiences of minority groups or hard-to-reach communities.
• Understanding the ‘active ingredients’ in treatment and recovery.
• The impact of economic pressures/sector restructuring on service provision.
Applications will be accepted from researchers who are employed in the UK by organisations such as universities, colleges, other academic institutions, local authorities, voluntary organisations, police, probation and health authorities.
Applicants should read the Research Strategy before applying for the programme.

The deadline for applications is 16 January 2018 (midnight)

Monday 11th December
Aberdeen Citadel (Salvation Army),
28 Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5BG.

This venue is close to both the bus and train station – see map in invite doc attached.
11am – 3.30pm
This is a free event and lunch will be provided.
If you live / work in the North of Scotland (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney or Shetland) and would like to be part of Network of individuals who share an interest in lived experience and wellbeing they’d love to see you there.
The aim of the Network is to provide a platform to explore, discover, share and learn together in the context of our own wellbeing and lived experiences. They will look at ways to use these experiences to support ourselves, others and create change on a local, regional and national level.
The theme of this event will be ‘growth’ and they will explore this through conversation and workshops.
Given the vast geography of the North of Scotland another event will be held in Inverness at the beginning of February (details of this event will follow later in the year). Anyone is welcome to each of the events and the aim of having two is to maximise the option for people to participate.

If you would like to attend please complete the attached Registration Form and return to to my colleague Eloise.                                                     
Please return by Tuesday 28th November 2017
SRN are committed to ensuring that people have equal access to events and will provide reasonable travel expenses
Please get in touch with
Network Officer (North)
Scottish Recovery Network
Based in Moray
Mob: 07881425746

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