New charity fund opens for bids

Date: 21st June 2012

Charities and social enterprises can bid for a share of £2.5 million to help young people find employment.

Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance formally opened the fund in Dumfries, where she met local businesses and employment groups.

The fund will support third sector bodies to work with employers and help young people into training or employment.

Ms Constance said:
"The Scottish Government is committed to tackling youth unemployment and are funding a wide range of schemes around the country to help young people facing difficulties in finding a job. We have also guaranteed all 16-19 year olds the offer of a place in education or training through Opportunities for All. ‪