Nominations open for The Young STAND Awards 2014

Date: 24th February 2014
Category: Disability, Basic Health and Welfare

Mentor and SCPHRP have launched the 2nd year of The Young STAND (Scots Tackling Alcohol N Drugs) Awards 2014 and ask you to share this with others and to nominate.

The Young STAND Awards is an innovative awards scheme aimed at recognising and rewarding projects in Scotland that can help prevent children and young people from misusing alcohol and drugs - both now and in their future lives.

Mentor and the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) believe that these projects deserve the recognition for their hard work. It enables them to share practice about what works in helping to make a real difference in young people's lives across the country.

Projects might be as diverse as, for example, young people developing their own websites, classroom work in schools, sports schemes, drama or mentoring projects in the community.

Awards will be made in two categories:

  • for work in schools
  • for work in the community

All you need to do is fill in the Application Form and return it along with any supplementary information that you think will better demonstrate the impact of your work.

Last year's awards witnessed an extensive range of inspiring projects from across Scotland which highlighted the value of youth involvement. Since then, DRC Generations and The BIG ShoutER have received evaluation and consultancy as a result of the awards.

This year the winners will receive evaluation support and a cash prize following the Awards event in June at Edinburgh's prestigious Royal Lyceum Theatre.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2014 with the awards ceremony taking place in June 2014.