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Super-sized Impact - 23/24 Annual Report

Scran are making a difference by supporting young people facing poverty in Edinburgh to lead change in their own lives. Since starting seven years ago, 380 young people have accessed our educational and volunteering programmes across Edinburgh, and we have helped 1,259 families with food, grants, and support, and activated over 500 volunteers. 


Today we launch our annual report, showcasing the brilliant work our young people have led! Over the last year we’ve Super-sized our impact, by working on increasing meaningful engagement, across all services, and with all stakeholders.  


This means, for the seventh year in a row, we engaged with more young people on our education and volunteering programmes (84). 14 young people enrolled in our Academy programme, achieving 59 education awards across the year helping to tackle Edinburgh's poverty related attainment gap. 31 young people accessed our Scransitions employability programme, with 74% of them moving into jobs, education or continuing on the programme. 33 young people enrolled onto our Scran Clan programmes, accessing drop-in work on our Scran Van, developing skills, confidence and training.  


We saw young people smash out so much work! Engagement doesn’t get much more meaningful than giving your time for free to a good cause, and 41 young people last year supported us with 2410 Volunteer Hours – an equivalent of over 60 weeks of full time work! And on the business side of things, young people led 121 van and catering events across the year. It goes to show, do not underestimate young people!  

Alongside all this we became an SQA Approved Centre, so for the first time we can provide meaningful engagement by supporting young people to complete nationally accredited qualifications in their time and on their terms. And we worked with more organisations than ever before, part of an ecosystem of 107 partners, engaging across sectors to ensure the web of support for young people has no gaps, with no-one left behind. 


We aim to keep going and growing, shaping our services for and with young people, and improving our quality and increasing impact for the long term. 


Key 2023-24 Highlights: 


  • We became an SQA Approved Centre

  • We were selected as Official Kiltwalk Partner by STV Children’s Appeal

  • We worked with more referral partners than ever before – 5 feeder schools on our Academy programme and 24 referral partners on our Scransitions programme. 

  • We developed our Scran Clan programme to work in more schools and with more young people than ever before. 

  • We piloted an S1-S3 programme, developing confidence, resilience and social skills for BGE pupils in Tynecastle High School. 

  • We piloted an innovative Mental Health and Wellbeing Award as part of our suite of qualifications. 

  • We ran a 3-day residential at Wiston Lodge in Biggar. 

  • We supported the development of the Mental Health Foundation’s StressLESS toolkit by providing feedback from young people. 

The full report is available for download at the bottom of the page.

Scran Academy Annual Report 23-24 Online
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