Saltire Awards

The New Saltire Awards were launched nationally on the 1st of April 2012 and have now replaced the MV Award as the Scottish Government’s national recognition programme for young volunteers.

The Saltire Awards are designed for young people aged between 12 and 25 who currently volunteer.

There are 4 sections to the Awards:

• Challenge
• Approach
• Ascent
• Summit

Volunteers can progress through the various stages but also have the option to enter and exit the programme at any level. The age range for each section is flexible and dependent on individual circumstances.

Young Scot has teamed up with the Scottish Government and Third Sector Interfaces to offer points to young people who complete each stage of the Saltire Awards.

A new interactive website has been developed to support the involvement of young people, schools and voluntary organisations in the Saltire Awards www.saltireaward.org.uk

TACT are co-ordinating the delivery of the Saltire Awards in North Ayrshire and can offer any support and guidance that you may need in getting started.

If you engage young volunteers and want more information, please call Jack Sutton on 01294 443044 or email: jack@theayrshirecommunitytrust.co.uk