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Affiliated Clubs with Websites

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Edinburgh Leisure
Get Started, Stay Active with Edinburgh Leisure, the leader in health, fitness, leisure and sports experience across the city. Edinburgh Leisure manages sport and leisure facilities on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.Operate “Open All Hours” programme of youth activities at 8 different venues across the city

Healthy Respect
Healthy Respect is an innovative project aimed at helping young people develop a positive attitude to sexual health and reducing unplanned teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.


YouthLink Scotland
Aim to support the youth work sector to provide effective services for young people by being the voice of the youth work sector in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland

Central Registered Body in Scotland


National Youth Agency
The National Youth Agency supports those involved in young people’s personal and social development and works to enable all young people to fulfil their potential

The Scout Association
It isn’t all woggles and campfires nowadays…check out this family of sites for adults and young people alike – where else would you find “20 thing to do with a banana”

Youth Music
Youth Music is a UK wide charity set up to provide high quality and diverse music making opportunities for young people aged 5-18


The Scottish Government
‘The official website of the Scottish Government, the devolved government for Scotland’ – As opposed to what? … a load of unofficial websites run by people who aren’t the government for Scotland? Now that might be interesting!!

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
Their home page talks about ‘Our vision is for a flourishing charities sector’ OSCR’s 2 aims are(1) to develop a regulatory framework for charities; and (2) to manage the transition of OSCR into a statutory agency …. Nothing like guarding the guards then?!?

HM Inspectorate of Education

Scotland’s Commisioner for Children and Young People


Charities Aid Foundation
CAF helps thousand of charities around the world . More than just a provider of books listing trust fund details – check out CAF’s other services like banking etc

Grants Online
Grants Online are another subscription service providing information on grant funding opportunities with a fully interactive and searchable database. 7 day Free Trial facility.

Profunding is a subscription service that provides news and information to all those involved in raising funds for not-for-profit organisations.

Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund – Scotland programme to help young people aged 11-25 learn new things and take part in healthy and positive activities that make them feel good about themselves.Groups can apply for grants ranging from between £5,000 and £1 million spread over 1-4 years.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
In 2005 the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation expects to make grants of around £28 million for Art & Heritage; Education; Environment & Social Change; Enterprise & Independence so it is worthwhile taking your time to find out precisely what they would require in a funding application !!!

John Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
The Trust has an emphasis on self help projects and applications enabling people to reach their potential.It favours small community and local projects which make good use of volunteers. There are 4 main beneficial areas – social welfare is the largest. Grants are usually in the £5 – £15,000 range for both capital and revenue.

LankellyChase Foundation
Newly formed from two well established trusts merging so check out the new guidelines in detail. Generally the trust aims to concentrate on smaller charities and want their grants to be effective and to achieve something which would otherwise not happen or to sustain something which otherwise might fall.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Young Peoples Sites

Young Scot
Personally I don’t use it, but then again I’ll not see 12-26 again.

Other organisations

European Confederation of Youth Clubs
LAYC’s continental cousins and their site contains some useful session outlines for youth work trainers.

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