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Funding

Current Funders


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Past Funders

June 2000 LINKnet received a grant of £261,000.00 from Community Fund for a period of 3 years starting from 01 November 2000.
Dec 2001 Received funding from Scottish Executive Ethnic Minority Grant Scheme (EMGS) administered by Unemployment Voluntary Action Fund (UVAF) to establish an Outreach Development Post in Fife for a period of 2 years.
December 2002 Received Lloyds TSB Capacity Building Grant of £4,751.00 for a health check of LINKnet by Lloyds TSB consultants.
April 2003 A second round of funding (£296,000.00) received from Community Fund for further 3 years from 01 November 2003.
October 2003 Third year EMGS grant for the Fife post was received.
December 2004 Esmee Fairbairn Foundation made a grant for £25,000.00 to LINKnet to establish a post of Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Officer from April 2005 for a 2-year period.
Feb 2005 A grant of £2000.00 from the Capacity Building Grant of EMGS was received to produce a resource pack.
July 2005 £ 500 from Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations' Trusts.
August 2005 £2,000 from The City of Edinburgh Council - Capacity Building Fund.
March 2006 LINKnet received a grant of £105,000.00 from Communities Scotland for its 16-24 project for the period from 01 April 2006 to 31 March 2009.
March 2006 LINKnet received a grant of £5,000.00 from Lothian and Borders Police for its 16-24 project for the period from on 01 April 2006 to 31 March 2007.
June 2006 LINKnet received a grant of £85,000.00 from the Scottish Executive's Race Equality Integration and Community Support Fund (REICS) administered by Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) for LINKnet's 16-24 Job Ready project for the period from 01 April 2006 to 31 March 2008.
November 2006 LINKnet received a further grant of £208,000.00 from Big Lottery Fund to cover short-fall of the 16-24 Job Ready Project for the period from 01 November 2006 to 31 October 2009.
March 2007 City of Edinburgh Council's awarded £14,000.00 (£10,000.00 from City Development Department and £4,000.00 from Corporate Services Department) as a contribution to LINKnet's 16-24 Job Ready Project for the period from 01 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.
April 2007 Lothian Borders and Police awarded £5000 for the year 01 April 07 to 31 March 08 in March 2008
August 2007 Awards for All granted £5690 for the resource centre.
June 2007 Castle Rock Edinvar awarded £1000.00 for the resource centre
June 2007 Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Trusts awarded £500 for the resource centre
June 2007 Gundtvig Funding awarded €17,500 for LINKnet's European Partnership project.
November 2007 Voluntary Action Fund awarded £1000 as part of their Jubilee fund.
September 2007 Napier University earned a £30,000.00 award from Scottish Executive's Fresh Talent Initiative Funding for its joint project with LINKnet (International Alliance) in Sep 07
April 2008 The Equality and Human Rights Commission awarded £35,000 for political mentoring project.
December 2008 Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland awarded £7,535 for the resource centre.
April 2009 £60,000 from the Scottish government for a two year project with Sikh Sanjog.
April 2009 £4500 from Lothian and Borders Police for one year.
February 2012 LINKnet received a grant of £9,800 from the Big Lottery Fund to do a research on establishing a recruitment consultancy (one year project).
April 2012 LINKnet received a grant of £20,000 from the City of Edinburgh Council for its Employment and Education project (one year project).
April 2013 £20,000.00 from The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC)- For Employment/Training Mentoring project.
April 2013 £17,600.00 from Midlothian council- For Mentoring in Midlothian project.
May 2013 £42,000.00 From Equality Fund of the Scottish Government- For Diverse Recruitment Consultancy project.
June 2013 £10,000.00 from the Volunteer Support Grant of the Scottish Government for Volunteering the Spring Board project.
April 2014 £20,000.00 from the CEC for Employment/Training mentoring project.
April 2014 £37,250.00 from the Enterprise Ready fund of the Scottish Government for Diverse Recruitment Consultancy project.

 

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Testimonials

Testimonial 1

Olayinka Dada:
"I came in contact with LINKnet Mentoring Ltd through a family friend. And my first day at LINKnet was really welcoming and pleasant..."

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Testimonial 2

Pepita Gomez:
"I arrived in Edinburgh in Aug 2014 with my daughter. Our English was poor. I started learning English in a class that was conducted by an association."

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Testimonial 3

Russell Dadzie:
"I was introduced to LINKnet Mentoring by a friend who had received mentoring a couple of years ago."

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Current Funders

Scottish Government

Scottish Government's Promoting Equality and Community Cohesion Fund & Scottish Government's Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund

 

European Social Fund

European Social Fund

 

The City of Edinburgh Councils One City Trust

The City of Edinburgh Councils One City Trust

 

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