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Fit for Work?

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16-24? Left school and not currently working?

Street League will be running a 10-week employability and fitness course starting 8th October in J and L fitness, Prestonpans.

The aim is to get course participants into a positive destination which suits their skill set.  Interested?  Read on….



  • Workout in the gym Monday-Thursday
  • £70 per week (including travel expenses)
  • Achieve SQA qualification
  • Free Nike kit
  • Interview practice and CV building
  • Guaranteed work placement
  • Help with college application, job application or modern apprenticeship application

Get in touch



Nominations open for the Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018

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Nominations are now open for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018! The Awards are organised by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian, to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within our county.

This is your chance to tell STRiVE who makes a difference in your community. Take a look through the categories below and complete the nomination form to tell them why you think your volunteer or volunteer team should receive an Inspiring Volunteering Award.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to the award ceremony in late November 2018 where each category winner will be presented with an award trophy and all runners-up will be presented with a certificate.

Nomination Categories:

1. Fundraising & Retail Volunteer of the Year

2. Health and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year

3. Environmental and Education Volunteer of the Year

4. Volunteer Team of the Year

5. Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)

6. Outstanding Trustee of the Year

7. Lifelong Commitment to Volunteering

The closing date for nominations is 17 September 2018.

Nomination packs are attached in both Word and PDF formats. Please return forms by email to admin@strive.me.uk or print and post to: STRiVE, 56 High Street, Tranent, EH33 1HH.

Alternatively, hard copies of the forms will be available from the STRiVE office in Tranent.

The search for inspirational young foodies

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2017 ended on Sunday 17th September, having spent 16 days celebrating all those who grow, make, cook and sell Scottish produce and encouraging the great Scottish public to change one thing (#onethingfortnight) by choosing more Scottish food and drink.

Having reached around a million people throughout the Fortnight, the organisers have now turned their attention to 2018, which will see Scotland celebrate The Year of Young People.

The Year of Young People (#YOYP2018) 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. It’s all about inspiring our nation through its young people’s ideas, attitudes and ambitions.

What better way to inspire a generation than through the love of great Scottish food and drink?

Scotland Food & Drink, the organisers behind Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, are looking for inspiring stories and inspirational young people who showcase just how accessible and exciting the food and drink industry is, whether it be in terms of offering rewarding careers or providing tasty and nutritional meals.

Do you know someone under the age of 26 who has been doing wonderful things within the Scottish food and drink industry? Perhaps they are a young farmer who has grown a business from nowhere, perhaps they work in your restaurant, school canteen or café, perhaps they volunteer at a charity soup kitchen or perhaps they share their culinary passion via a blog or on social media? We would love to hear their story.

James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said:

“We are delighted to have celebrated a superb Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight this year and so many people have engaged with our #onethingfortnight challenge by changing just one thing about how much Scottish food and drink they eat.

“We now look ahead to The Year of Young People in 2018 and are seeking inspirational young people with great food or drink stories to help us better tell the world about Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight when it comes around again next year.

“Please let us know what you are up to, or what a young person you know is contributing to the Scottish food and drink industry. We would love to hear from you.”

Please get in touch on Twitter using this year’s hashtag #onethingfortnight or by emailing fortnight@foodanddrink.scot

Street League – East Lothian

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Street League deliver structured employability programmes that use football as an engagement tool to NEET 16-24 year olds.  We have received an Employability Fund contract from Skills development Scotland, so we will be delivering our programmes from Pennypit Community Centre and Astroturf in Prestonpans.

streetleagueWe will be delivering Stage 2 and Stage 3 programmes, where each participant will receive £55 per week training allowance and travel expenses.  SQA units in Personal Development – SCQF Level 3 (Stage 2), Leadership – SCQF Level 4 and Steps to Work – SCQF Level 4 (Stage 3) are also on offer as part of the programme.

The curriculum offered within these structured programmes provide in depth employability workshops which cover:-

  • Career planning (employment, apprenticeships, training, college, University)
  • Goal Setting
  • Team Building Skills
  • CV Building
  • Communication Skills
  • Application Forms
  • Confidence
  • Interview Skills and Techniques
  • Job Searching
  • My World of Work

We will be running free taster sessions for any young person who is interested, starting on Tuesday 31st March (11am-1pm) at Pennypit astroturf.  These are a great opportunity for any young person to come along, get involved, get active and see exactly who we are and what we do.