It may be of interest to you to note the following commitments made by the Scottish Government in their Programme for Scotland
The Programme for Scotland includes commitments to Scotland’s third sector:
There are over 24,500 registered charities, 6,000 social enterprises and an estimated 20,000 community groups working across Scotland.
This year, we will provide £24.9 million to strengthen this diverse sector. We will work to identify more opportunities for multi-year grant programmes, as well as test new innovative models of commissioning and social investment.
There is also a commitment to learning in the community:Youth work has a significant impact on the life chances of Scotland’s young people. In the coming year, we will develop and launch a new National Youth Work Strategy with young people and youth workers.
We will work with the newly-formed Adult Learning Strategic Forum for Scotland to develop an Adult Learning Strategy. The involvement of learners themselves and a range of community partners, such as universities, colleges, third sector organisations and local government, will help us develop the new strategy and it will launch in the coming year.
The government also made commitments in relation to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), cyber resilience, supporting more disabled people into work and using a Scottish approach to address skills gaps and an ongoing commitment to continue to support and invest in the Gaelic and Scots languages.
Read more here: Programme for Scotland
If you would like to see any of the areas highlighted in the programme of government explored further at our Learning Link Scotland National Network Meetings or in our Policy Briefings, please contact:
Jackie Howie, CEO, Learning Link Scotland
0141 353 5649