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Voluntary Sector Funding Oral Question, 29/10/09 [S]
During Question Time on 29 October 2009 Johann Lamont (Lab) asked the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with voluntary sector organisations about future funding issues.

Volunteering Written Answer, 21/10/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Nanette Milnes's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive how many volunteer groups there have been in each year since 1999; and how many volunteers there have been in each year since 1999.

The Evidence Base for Third Sector Policy in Scotland A Review of Selected Recent Literature
This report provides an overview of the evidence dealing with the third sector in Scotland. It focuses on the contribution of the third sector to the Scottish Government’s five Strategic Objectives - Wealthier and Fairer, Smarter, Healthier, Safer and Stronger, and Greener.

Volunteering Debate, 08/10/09 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 8 October 2009 MSPs debated volunteering and the voluntary sector. Johann Lamont (Lab) opened the debate.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Motion, 01/09/09 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 1 September 2009 by Robin Harper (Green) congratulating Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers, leaders and staff following a positive HMIE report.

Attitudinal barriers to engaging young people in positive activities: literature and communications review, 06/08/09 [E/NI/S/W]
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published the results of a research project looking at physical and attitudinal barriers and motivators to participation in positive activities for young people and identifying communications to promote activities and examples of good practice.

Volunteering Written Answer, 05/05/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Frank McAveety's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what volunteering programmes it has initiated to introduce young people to local sporting programmes.

Drug and Alcohol Misuse Written Answer, 27/03/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Karen Whitefield's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive, in relation to the recommendations in Hidden Harm - Next Steps: Supporting Children Working with Parents, what action it has taken actively to promote partnerships between local statutory agencies and voluntary organisations; and how it will continue to encourage agencies, including those whose primary focus is on adults, to make sure that their staff have access to appropriate training, including multi-agency training where appropriate.

Third sector enterprise fund, 09/12/08 [S]
The Scottish Government's new Third Sector Enterprise Fund will offer between £25,000 and £100,000 to organisations wishing to build their capacity, capability and financial sustainability.

Volunteering Written Answer, 11/11/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what its policy is on volunteering and what financial support has been given to organisations that promote and support volunteering in the last three years, broken down by name of organisation and amount.