Michael Matheson MSP is encouraging organisations in Falkirk West to make the most of a record amount of Erasmus+ funding that’s being made available for youth projects this year.
Groups in Scotland can apply for a share of 12.8million euros (about £11.2million) to support activities during 2018. The next application deadline is April 26.
Erasmus+ is a European Union programme that enables young people from the UK to study, work, volunteer, teach or train abroad.
Funding is available to organise exchanges or volunteering in the EU, training for youth workers, to link up with other youth organisations abroad or to host conferences, debates and events for young people to meet decision makers.
Mr Matheson said: “Thousands of young people benefit each year from the exchanges, collaborations and partnerships funded by Erasmus+ and I encourage anyone working for a youth organisation in Falkirk district to consider making the most of this opportunity.
“With 2018 being Scotland’s Year of Young People, it’s particularly welcome that record funding is being made available to projects in the youth sector.”
For more details, or to apply for funding, go to www.erasmusplus.org.uk/youth-funding.