April 24 2017
Nil By Mouth have been awarded £80,000 by the Scottish Government to support its workplace and teacher training programmes.
The charity’s ‘Beyond Religion & Belief’ package provides organisations with a framework to address sectarianism in the workplace and includes advice on policy and procedure, awareness raising workshops and a line management development module.
During 2016/17 the Beyond Religion & Belief programme was delivered to thousands of participants from a record 34 employers across Scotland. This includes several local authorities and FTSE 100 registered companies.
Along with delivering lectures, place
ments and tutorials to student teachers from The University of Strathclyde and University of West of Scotland, Nil By Mouth have worked closely with teachers and schools within partner local authorities to encourage involvement in the charity’s inter-schools programme; ‘Champions For Change’. This programme encourages partner schools to work together through a series of Nil By Mouth led workshops and activities and has seen teachers grow in confidence to lead their own range of education inputs to raise awareness of sectarianism.
Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:
‘This funding means we can continue to provide our workplace services free of charge to employers right across Scotland. We have seen in excess of 10,000 people take part in ‘Beyond Religion & Belief’ since it was launched in 2011 and every year more and more employers are keen to get involved. We are particularly delighted that we can continue the teacher training element which we have been delivering in partnership with the University of Strathclyde since 2012. We greatly appreciate the Government’s continued support for our work and we are confident that 2017/18 will see continued growth of this highly successful programme.’