Below you will find some of Cattanach's top picks of resources we think might be useful to you. These resources cover a range of different topics, including more information on funding. We also indicate where you might go to get practical information on working with the early years, evaluation tips, the latest research on the early years and much more!

Organisation: Adapt and Thrive Programme
Type: Funding

SCVO

The Adapt and Thrive Programme, set up as part of the £25 million Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme announced by government, aims to support third sector organisations to recover from the challenges of COVID 19. Support includes specialist advice as well as grants and loans. It has now been announced that the programme will continue into the end of June.

Organisation: Evaluation Support Scotland
Type:

Challenges and Changes due to Covid-19

Challenges and Changes due to Covid-19: Useful questions for analysis and reporting

Organisation: Evaluation Support Scotland
Type:

Building mutually beneficial relationships – Top tips for Funded Organisations

In 2014 a group of seven projects funded by the ALLIANCE Self Management IMPACT Fund came together with Fund staff to explore and share experiences of how funders and funded projects can build mutually beneficial relationships. The group met three times and was facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland. Here are the top tips which emerged for organisations that want to make the most of their funding relationships.

Organisation: The Robertson Trust
Type: Funding

Partners in Change

The Robertson Trust has launched Partners in Change, a new fund for organisations working in Scotland with a charitable purpose and a turnover of above £2 million, including registered charities, housing associations, Community Interest Companies, universities, and credit unions.

Organisation: NSPCC
Type: Learning

Managing Safer Online Communities Training

This is a four-module, CPD certified training course that gives organisations the skillset to create and manage online communities. Developed with assistance from Childline experts, this course provides a range of helpful, self-paced learning on points from managing your online presence to understanding Data Protection laws and how they interact with your organisation's information collection.

Organisation: NSPCC
Type: Learning

Attachment and child development

This written resource from the NSPCC provides a useful breakdown of what attachment is, why it is important, and understanding how to support families with attachment.

Organisation: "A guide to re-starting and developing support services for new and expectant parents during COVID-19"
Type: Learning, Information

NCT (National Childbirth Trust)

Although based in England, this guide, produced by the Breastfeeding Network and NCT, has some excellent advice organisations supporting parents or parents-to-be during COVID-19. It provides practical tips on how to adapt services to restrictions in place and the general principles for delivering support.

Organisation: Early Years in Mind
Type: Learning, Information

Anna Freud Centre

This is a free online network for early years practitioners and provides an easy and accessible guide for those working with young children and their families. It includes an A-Z guide for practitioners on common difficulties associated with the early years.