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: Interface
Type: Funding and Learning

Standard Innovation Vouchers

This scheme is intended to encourage new first-time partnerships between companies and further education institutions. Interface do this by providing vouchers, up to £5000, for innovative joint projects between the company applying and an academic institution. In order to secure this funding, you must have a pioneering idea that will lead to either new products, services or processes and want the help of an academic institution to further that idea. There are two different types of voucher. One for workplace innovation and the other for product, process and service innovation. The money that Interface provide will go straight to the university or college to cover the academic costs of your project, and then you must equal the value in cash or in-kind, such as staff time, materials or equipment or a combination of both.

Organisation: Early Intervention Foundation
Type: Evaluation and Learning

Early Intervention Foundation Guidebook

The EIF Guidebook provides information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people. Through a rigorous assessment process, EIF has rated the strength of evidence for a programme's impact and its relative costs. The Guidebook also provides a wealth of information about the specific outcomes a programme has been shown to improve, how the programme works, how it is delivered, and the conditions or resources that can make a programme more likely to be effective.

Organisation: Children in Scotland
Type: Research and Learning

Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland are an incredible resource to the third sector. They offer special services that provide practical support, advice and representation for children, young people, parents and families throughout Scotland. Their website has a wealth of information, with many reports about their research, compiling a collection of resources that provide information, insight and analysis on sector-wide issues.

Organisation: NSPCC
Type: Learning

Keeping Children Safe During COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the challenges we face when protecting the children close to us. These useful resources from the NSPCC are designed to specifically help with safeguarding and child protection in the times of the pandemic.

Organisation: IVAR
Type: Information, Learning

COVID-19 Peer Support Webinars

This is a very useful space provided by IVAR for charity leaders to support each other with the challenges of COVID-19 through 90-minute zoom sessions.