Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has laid a motion before Scottish Parliament congratulating Lead Scotland on securing a grant that will allow them to adapt leadership award.
Lead Scotland has been successful in applying for £9,995 in funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Investing in Ideas’ programme. Lead Scotland will use the funding to examine the expansion of their Community Action and Leadership Award in Peterhead.
The group has successfully delivered an SCQF level 3 and level 5 Community Action and Leadership Award (CALA). This award allows learners to gain transferable skills and experience for the workplace or for the benefit of their community. These include communication, digital skills, active citizenship, personal development and volunteer placements.
Mr Stevenson said: “My constituents continue to impress me with their incredible work. I’m delighted that I’ve been given another opportunity to recognise their achievements. Lead Scotland is already doing great work in the North-east and this ambition to further expand will certainly create even greater benefits for our community.
“‘Investing in Ideas’ is an excellent programme that awards grants of £500 to 10,000 to allow groups to test and develop ideas that could eventually become fully-fledged projects or lead to improved service delivery.
“Encouraging new ideas is a vital part of creating projects with community benefits. This funding will allow Lead Scotland to look at reworking the Community Action and Leadership Award to create greater access to learning for people with disabilities.
"This is the kind of innovative thinking we need in our communities. I commend their achievements and wish them continued success as they pursue new ways to contribute to the public good.”