Fairer Scotland

  • GROWING THE SOCIAL ECONOMY

    18th December 2017 by

    Raising awareness of our European Social Fund projects and the activities they are supporting is important to us. We are making positive progress across both the Social Economy Growth Fund and Social Innovation Fund that will help the most disadvantaged areas and people in Scotland. Working Rite based in Edinburgh received a Social Economy Growth...

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  • Social Innovation for Hidden Disabilities

    15th August 2017 by

    Many thanks Glyn Morris from Friendly Access who has provided our first guest blog: I have always said “we all know that whilst an impairment cannot necessarily be changed, the​ ​environment often can, making the environment the disabling factor”. It’s for this reason Friendly Access was established to holistically address and improve accessibility across Scotland, regardless...

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  • Poverty & Social Inclusion Update

    6th July 2017 by

    Only 3 weeks remaining to submit Social Innovation Fund Stage 1 and 2 applications. The electronic application submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 21 July to ApplicationsGrowingtheSocialEconomy@gov.scot. Tips Keep the project title brief and meaningful. Read the application guidance to understand the fund criteria and cost model requirements. Insert match funding that you...

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  • European Social Fund Tackling Poverty & Social Exclusion

    23rd May 2017 by

    European Social Fund Tackling Poverty & Social Exclusion. Round 2 announcement including dates and contact details.

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  • Young lad going into the world of work in Scottish Government

    4th April 2017 by

    Hopes for my work experience week This week I am going to be working in the Scottish Government, mostly in the social justice and social security divisions. I hope to gain an understanding of what working in the government is actually like and apply my new skills from the ‘Communicating Effectively’ training course I attended....

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  • Fairer Scotland Action Plan Launched

    12th October 2016 by

    On Wednesday 5 October 2016 Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities launched the Fairer Scotland Action Plan at the Princes Trust in Glasgow. The plan is a clear commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and...

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  • Consultation on ending Child Poverty

    8th August 2016 by

    Key dates – Monday 8 August to Friday 30 September This consultation sets our proposals for a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland that will: Enshrine in legislation the Scottish Government’s ambition to eradicate child poverty. Place a duty on Scottish Ministers to publish a Child Poverty Delivery Plan every 5 years, and to report on...

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  • Dundee has a Fair Way to Go

    8th August 2016 by

    Why are things so unfair? That’s a hard question but it’s the one asked by Councillor Jimmy Black, the chair of the Dundee Fairness Commission, in our report, A Fair Way to Go. It has a whopping 56 recommendations – way more than anyone planned. But to understand how we ended up with so many...

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  • The Fantastic Four of Southcraig Campus

    28th January 2016 by

    An inspirational chat with four awesome students… truly the ’Fantastic Four’. On the 10th November I had the honour of meeting four remarkable young adults at Southcraig Campus, Ayr. Their teacher, Yvonne, had written to the Fairer Scotland Team [via the mailbox!] inviting me to talk with the fantastic pupils of Southcraig campus, who had...

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  • Our Fairer Scotland Planning Event – Midlothian

    13th November 2015 by

    On Wednesday 14th October a group of 24 people from the local area joined Scottish Government staff at the Newbattle College, Dalkeith, for our third Fairer Scotland Planning Event. The goal? To discuss and scrutinise ways in which they could plan together to create a Fairer Scotland by 2030. fairerscotland – the story so far...

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