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What is Action on Sectarianism?

YouthLink Scotland, the National Agency for Youth Work has set up the first independent public website designed to challenge sectarianism in Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government.

Accessible on computers, tablets and mobile phones, this website will act as a central gateway to information and resources tackle sectarianism in Scotland by providing tailored user access to four distinct target groups:

Children and Young people

Adults: parents, carers, community groups

AoS Network: teachers, youth workers, academics, policy officers, community activists

The Scottish Government announced at the weekend it would be extending the funding through to 2018/2019 for anti-sectarian groups. 

The funding has increased to £515,000 and will be split aross nine groups over the next twelve months: Bridging the Gap, Nil by Mouth, North Kelvin Sports Development Group, Sacro, Sense over Sectarianism, Supporters Direct Scotland, Youth Scotland, YouthLink Scotland, West of Scotland Regional Equality Council. 

YouthLink Scotland is delighted to continute the work on tackling sectarianism in Scotland. 

Annabelle Ewing, Community Safety Minister, said: “Sectarianism must be tackled with the same conviction as every other hate crime. Since 2012 we have delivered an unprecedented range of activities to tackle the issue across Scotland, which have made a significant impact – and this latest funding builds on these achievements.

“We have shown sustained leadership and commitment to this agenda and look forward to working with others who can positively influence the communities they serve so that we can eradicate sectarianism once and for all.”

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