What is Thinking Differently?
Thinking Differently is a funding opportunity led by a group of UK funders (BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Robertson Trust and the Tudor Trust) with the support of the Scottish Government. We look to support new ways of reducing alcohol-related harm in young people, their families and communities in Scotland. The fund has £1.3 million available over the next 3 years, from March 2013.
Young people should be at the heart of the design and delivery of these projects. We want to fund projects delivering new ways of working which can make a difference to young people’s lives as well as learn from this programme and share this learning with policy makers.
We aim to enable young people and organisations to deliver early intervention projects which show how the harm caused by alcohol misuse can be reduced or prevented before it even happens.
At the launch of Thinking Differently on 25th June 2012, a number of presentations were given which provide some more information about what this fund aims to achieve. These presentations can be found below:
- Scottish Youth Commission on Alcohol - Involving Young People
- Community Action Blackburn - The Blackburn Experience
- Thinking Differently - Application Process
- Joseph Rowntree Presentation - The Research and Evidence Base
- Alcohol Focus Scotland - Whole Community Approaches
A summary of Questions and Answers about the fund can be viewed here. This will be updated as we move forward.
The first round of funding took place in 2012 and three projects have been funded as a result of this process; Glenrothes YMCA, Healthy n Happy Community Development in Cambuslang and Rutherglen and Midlothian Young People’s Advice Project.
This page will be updated with any further opportunities to apply for Thinking Differently funding as we move forward.