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YouthBank's Young Grantmakers are currently planning our first Community Budgeting Event! This is an opportunity for Young People to apply for grants and share their project ideas on a bigger scale alongside inviting the wider community to have more of a voice in the final decision through an open voting system.

This means our usual format of GrantGiving to assess applications will be put on hold for the time being as we will be releasing new ways of sending in your project ideas soon.




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We are currently working towards our Silver LGBT Charter with LGBT Youth Scotland, as part of this we have created a campaign against prejudice and discrimination of the LGBT community.

Our campaign needs YOUR support and you can get involved by signing up to one of our four calls to action and wearing the badge to spread the message.

Our Pledges:

  1. "If I hear the word gay used negatively, I will challenge" 
  2. "If I see inequality, I will challenge."
  3. "If I feel LGBT rights are breached, I will challenge."
  4. "I will celebrate and support LGBT young people." 

We chose these 4 pledges as we wanted to bring attention to the different ways LGBT people face prejudice and discrimination. Throughout our campaign we discovered many shocking and illuminating statistics, such as, just over a third (35%) of LGBT young people said that they had experienced a hate crime or incident in the past year (LGBT Youth Scotland, 2017).

We chose “If I hear the word gay used negatively, I will challenge” as young people wanted to bring attention to how common phrases used by young people are not okay. We felt the phrase ‘that’s so gay’ used to describe something as negative was used far too often and we want people to pledge to challenge this language if they hear it by informing people that it is offensive.

71% of LBGT young people experienced bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT (LGBT Youth Scotland, 2017).

We chose “I will celebrate and support LGBT young people” as we as a staff team felt it was important to make young people feel good about themselves. Every young person should feel celebrated and supported and so we wanted to highlight this and encourage everyone to be there for young people and be able to signpost young people to relevant organisations if they need support.

Half (50%) of LGBT young people and 63% of transgender young people experienced suicidal thoughts or behaviours (LGBT Youth Scotland, 2017)

You can get involved by getting in touch with us and pledging to one of our calls to action! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to pledge or would like more information.

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Job Title: Trainee Youth Worker

Location: Young Movers, The Connie Centre, 39-41 Coinsborough Road, G34 9QN

Contract: 25 hours per week including some early evenings - specific times to be agreed with supervisor

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Probationary Period: 3 months

Accountability: Project Manager

Job description

This is a training post as such the successful applicant will receive full training and will shadow other YoMo staff in all aspects of delivery.

Main Duties

  • To work as part of a team and develop positive trusting relationship with young people;
  • Support the personal and social development of young people through creative programmes;
  • Assist with and undertake day to day administration to ensure the smooth running of services

Person specification

We are looking for someone that is keen to work within a small staff team.

  • Have an understanding of teamwork;
  • Has an understanding of Youth Work;
  • Has a passion to work with young people

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - can start subject to a successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership

How to apply

Please contact your Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form. You can access the job on Community Jobs Scotland through: https://scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p19v/a1xb0000007ons6eae-trainee-youth-worker

Deadline will be Monday 2nd July with interviews on Monday 9th July. 




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All young people, aged 8-26, who have volunteered or helped to deliver any of the hundreds of events, projects and activities linked to Year of Young People 2018 will be able to apply for a special one-off Year of Young People 2018 Participation Certificate. Young people will also be able to apply if they have contributed to the overall aims of the Year of Young People.

Standard Life Aberdeen are supporting the Year of Young People 2018 Participation Certificate, covering the printing, delivering and administration. Young Scot and Youth Scotland are helping the Scottish Government to manage the applications on behalf of the First Minister.

All young people receiving a Youth Scotland Hi5 Award, Dynamic Youth Award or Youth Achievement Award, in 2018, will automatically receive a certificate. Youth workers and others can also apply on behalf of a group of young people who will each receive a certificate.

Around 20,000 certificates are expected to be delivered to young people across Scotland.

For more information on how to get a certificate visit www.young.scot/YOYP2018

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“I have been so inspired hearing about the thousands of young people who have already been involved in the Year of Young People, from planning and delivering events, to working in their local communities.

“I am delighted to be able to formally recognise their efforts with these certificates. Each and every young person should be proud of the contribution they are making.”

Sandy Macdonald, Head of Sustainability at Standard Life Aberdeen said:

“We’ve worked hard at Standard Life Aberdeen to become the sort of place young people want to work and we’re lucky to benefit from all they bring to our organisation. We’re very pleased to support the Year of Young People and champion the brilliant efforts of young Scots in communities across the country. We hope the certificate will give them a lasting reminder of the value we place on their positive impact and if they’re volunteering for the first time, serve as encouragement to carry on in the future.”

Ian McLaughlan, Chief Executive of Youth Scotland said, “At Youth Scotland we are passionate advocates of recognising young people’s achievements through youth awards. In this amazing Year of Young People, we have already celebrated our own 50,000 recipient of a youth award and very much look forward to recognising even more with the Year of Young People 2018 Participation Certificate.”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot said, “For lots of young people, the Year of Young People will be their first time getting involved in their community and volunteering in Scotland. Thanks to the support of Standard Life Aberdeen, it’s wonderful that the each and everyone one of them will be recognised by the First Minister.”


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Glasgow North East Youthbank is open for applications.


The next application deadline is Monday 4th June 2018 at 4pm. Past that date we are still working out the details but we will keep you posted with any updates. Also, throughout this month & next we will be arranging site visits to all successful applications from last years grant pot. Therefore if you supported a successful application please expect an email in the next few days. 

 If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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