About the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund
Corra Foundation is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to administer and manage the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund (CYPFEI Fund & ALEC Fund).
The CYPFEI aspect of the Fund aims to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. The key components of the CYPFEI Fund are:
The ALEC element of the Fund supports third sector organisations to deliver outcomes that improve opportunities for adult learning and building community capacity. The primary objectives of the ALEC fund are:
- Prevention and Early Intervention through adult learning and community capacity building.
- Supporting the delivery of lifelong, learner-centred adult learning as outlined in the Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition.
- Using asset based approaches to work with adult learners or with communities to plan and co-design learning or capacity building opportunities.
Core Funding awards were first announced by the Scottish Government in December 2015, with £14 million allocated to third sector organisations as the first year, 2016/17, of a three year programme.
In March 2018 Scottish Government announced that the CYPFEIF & ALEC Fund would be extended for one more year to 31st March 2020. You can read the announcement here. The Core Funding awards for 2019/20 have now been announced and to view the organisations being supported please click here.
The work supported through the CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund aligns with Scottish Government priorities across nine different policy areas.
- Parenting, Play and Family Support
- Early Learning and Childcare
- Looked After Children
- Children’s rights and well-being
- Child protection
- Child Health
- Adult Learning and Empowering Communities
- Youth work
- Gender based violence
Working in partnership with the Scottish Government, Corra Foundation administer the CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund and support the funded organisations with the delivery of their work. To ensure links between on the ground practice and policy developments all core funded organisations have a lead policy contact within the Scottish Government or Education Scotland.
You can read the full report on the first year of the CYPFEIF & ALEC Fund, 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, here. For year two, 2017-18, we have produced a two page summary review that can be found here.
Organisations in receipt of core funding have the opportunity to engage in the Support and Engagement programme, you can read details about the programme in the next section.
As a grant-making organisation, Corra Foundation works hard to deliver more than just funding. Through the CYPFEIF & ALEC Fund, organisations receiving core funding have the opportunity to engage in our Support and Engagement programme.
The programme aims to support organisations and their staff team to deliver their work successfully, make a positive difference to those they work with and support and also strengthen the Third Sector to increase the effectiveness of services and policies that prioritise prevention and early intervention.
This programme includes:
- learning and development workshops;
- networking and learning exchange sessions;
- 1-2-1 organisational support;
- information and resource sharing;
- an annual conference.
Recent and forthcoming events 2019:
Cyber Resilience & supporting the Third Sector workshop, Aug 27th Edinburgh (invitations to follow early July)
Improving your fundraising from trusts, foundations & other grant makers workshop (advanced level), Nov 22nd Glasgow (invitations to follow early October)
Networking & Learning Exchange sessions 8th October 2019 & 6th February 2020, Edinburgh and 12th December 2019, Glasgow (booking details to follow in due course)
Networking & Learning Exchange session – Children’s Rights in a Third Sector context – May 29th Glasgow
Our 2019 Conference took place on March 21st and focused on ‘Aspiration, Attainment and Wellbeing’. To view the story of the day please click on the image below.
Introduction to fundraising – developing your understanding March 8th Glasgow
What we delivered in 2018:
Our 2018 Annual Conference took place on the 15th March and was focused on ‘Evidencing Your Impact’. Please click here for details of the day.
Networking & Learning Exchange sessions May 23rd and Nov 29th Edinburgh; June 28th and Dec 11th Glasgow
Leading for a Lasting Difference sustainability workshop Aug 28th Edinburgh
Digital tools for demonstrating impact workshop Sept 18th Glasgow
Intermediary Organisations – Evidencing Outcomes Sept 19th Glasgow and Oct 24th Edinburgh
Income Generation – exploring new funding streams workshop Nov 22nd Edinburgh
Thirty organisations aiming to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Scotland have been awarded project funding. These projects will be delivered between April 2017 and March 2019. To view the full list of organisations receiving Project Funding through the CYPFEIF & ALEC Project Fund 2017-19 click here.
The Project Funding focusses on the following four key areas of early intervention and prevention:
- Promoting parenting and family skills as set out in the National Parenting Strategy.
- Contributing to reducing the attainment gap through early/family learning and out of school approaches.
- Improving life chances for looked after children.
- Improving the safety of children and young people.
For further information about the Project Fund please contact the Corra Foundation’s CYPFEIF & ALEC fund team: email@example.com.
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