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Celebrating Renewed CashBack for Communities Investment

Scottish Sports Futures is celebrating our 20th anniversary of supporting disadvantaged young people through sport by releasing our Annual Report and securing new funding from the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities fund. Thanks to CashBack investment, last year we supported 5,320 young people in Scotland most at risk, including 3,213

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Our Impact Report 2019-20

SSF are delighted to share our latest Annual Impact Report for 2019-20, which sets out our outcomes and achievements over the past year. This year has been a special one for SSF, as we celebrate our 20th birthday. We are incredibly proud and humbled to have spent the past 20

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COVID-19 Update 2

Wow, 15 weeks in! We hope all our partners, families and young people are keeping safe and well during this challenging time.  The last 15 weeks have seen SSF adapt delivery and move online to continue to support young people across Scotland. In conjunction with online delivery we have sent

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Wellbeing Ambassadors Support Scotland’s Young People

Scottish Sports Futures‘ Wellbeing Ambassadors have been supporting hundreds of Scottish young people during lockdown by delivering workshops and distributing care packages in a bid to keep in touch and support their mental health and wellbeing. Designed by the charity’s Youth Panel, the care packages feature exercise routines, recipe ideas

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Interim CEO Appointment

SSF and sportscotland have announced they are strengthening their partnership after sportscotland Lead Manager, Dougie Millen was appointed as interim CEO of SSF while Kirsty McNab goes on maternity leave. SSF use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in communities across

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COVID-19 Update

We at SSF have quickly adapted to the restrictions COVID-19 has caused. Our team continue to work from home and are devising fun ways to engage with young people and families, on the phone with online activities, video catch ups and digital workshops. Mental health and wellbeing is one of

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Awards Night 2020

Scottish Sports Futures are delighted to announce the winners of our Awards Night 2020, which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 28th February 2020, supported once again by title sponsors sportscotland. Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a charity Changing Lives Through Sport and over the last 20 years we

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SSF Secure Funding Through Young Start Fund

SSF are delighted to have secured funding through the Young Start fund, to support the delivery of an SSF health and wellbeing community programme. Welcoming the funding, Project Lead, Jim Boyd, said: “SSF are delighted to receive the Young Start funding for the next two years. The investment means we can

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SSF Launch Three-Year Strategic Plan

Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) today celebrate their 20th birthday year with the launch of a new strategy for the next three years, which will see them continue their work “changing lives through sport.” The event took place in Glasgow on 23rd January 2020. The strategic plan for 2020 – 2023

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Kirsteen Fast Tracks Support in New Board Role

Kirsteen Sawers has been appointed a non-executive director of Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) and in her first week has signed up to take part in Pedal for Scotland on the 8th of September, a 45 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. A Director with Barclays based in Glasgow, Kirsteen is

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Local Young People Create Safe Friday Night Activity

A group of brilliant local young volunteers have worked together to re-launch a community basketball session in Benarty to ensure that other young people can benefit from the initiative in the same way that they did themselves. The volunteers led by Ewan Mcturk gained support from local councillor Mary Lockhart

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New Initiative to Divert Youngsters From Anti-Social Behaviour

An exciting new initiative at Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre is designed to provide fun and engaging sports activity for young people in the town aged 11 to 21 years and to give them access to a positive experience at times which can see higher levels of anti-social behaviour in

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The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together weekend took place on 19 – 21 June 2019, which would have been Jo Cox’s 46th birthday. This was the fourth time that thousands of people up and down the country have got together to celebrate kindness, community, respect and the values we share. The Great Get

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SSF Wellbeing Ambassadors on Body Image

Our SSF Wellbeing Ambassadors talk about body image this Mental Health Awareness Week. Everyone has a body image. Everyone has mental health. Having body image concerns is a very common thing but it doesn’t necessarily mean our mental health will be affected by it. So, what can we do when

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An Ambassador’s Mental Health Journey

We caught up with Declan MacDougall, SSF Young Leader and Wellbeing Ambassador.  Tell us a bit about your mental health journey… I suffer from anxiety and random panic attacks that vary in severity. When I started Twilight, I suffered quite badly from these but didn’t really make it known and

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How ETC is Changing Lives Through Sport

We’ve spent the past month talking about changing lives through sport, and our Education Through Cashback (ETC) programme, combining youth work and sport to enhance knowledge of the ‘Sport for Change’ approach, is a way you can get involved and use sport to change lives.  The practical, interactive modules develop

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SSF Gives Young People the Chance to Change Lives

SSF works with over 40 youth and sport organisations within the East End of Glasgow, encouraging and supporting partnership working. SSF aims to provide young people with volunteering opportunities, mentoring, qualifications and personal development through sport, physical activity and youth work. Chance:2:Be is our personal development programme which aims to

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