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SSF Ultimate Challenge: GUSA Fundraiser

Scottish Sports Futures recently partnered up with Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) as their Charity of The Year 20/21. It is no secret that this year has been a struggle for all let alone schools and universities, however the dedication to raise funds for SSF throughout this difficult time from

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East Central Team – Rallying Fife’s Young Leaders

Our newly formed East Central Team hosted a Virtual Learning Event to rally young leaders for the new SSF Young Leaders programme in Fife. The young leaders volunteer in the community and are responsible for supporting a number of the charity’s local programmes, including weekly free Shell Twilight multisport sessions,

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SSF Young Leaders – Learning Events

Over the past month, the team have been hard at work delivering five online Learning Events for our SSF Young Leaders. The concept of the learning events was to bring all of our Young Leaders across Scotland together to take part in learning and training, and to design their 2021

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East Central Team Prepare for SSF Delivery in Fife

Our newly formed East Central Team have been hard at work planning SSF delivery for roll out in the Fife area. Whilst face-to-face delivery has been temporarily put on hold due to COVID restrictions, the team have been planning virtual delivery, and undertaking consultation with young people to help shape

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Govan Shell Twilight

Scottish Sports Futures have been working closely with Govan partners, Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP), Police Scotland and Animalia Apparel to start up a new Shell Twilight session in Govan at Harmony Row Youth Club. We had consultations with local young people to ensure the project was both person centred

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SSF Wellbeing Offering

New ETC Module SSF have created, in partnership with SAMH, a brand new ETC Module – Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity. The aim of the workshop is to consider mental wellbeing in a sport and physical activity sense along with how to normalise mental wellbeing conversations

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SSF Families Programme – Adapting to Change

When we texted the families on our Barlanark and Maryhill Families programmes to say we had to finish 2 weeks early due to Covid-19, none of us could of predicted just how big an impact this would have. For the months that followed, we had to adapt to meet the

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Young Leaders in North Ayrshire

Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) Young Leaders have been working closely alongside North Ayrshire (NA) Active Schools to recruit and train their NA Sports Academy students, preparing them to volunteer and become “Young Leaders” with the Irvine Shell Twilight session at The Portal on Friday nights. The partnership with NA Active

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Steven Smyth – Fundraising Inspiration

Steven Smyth is an inspiring individual who commits his passion for running into an opportunity to give back.  Over the past 3 years, Steven’s journey has seen him run incredible distances from 5K to 50K in order to raise money for charity. Now flying the flag for SSF, Steven’s next

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SSF in Barrowfield – The Heart of The Community

Scottish Sports Futures have been working within the heart of the Barrowfield community for the last three months, through our Shell Twilight programme. Since the easing of lockdown restrictions, SSF have been on hand within the community to offer the young people of Barrowfield the opportunity to socialise and speak

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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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