FOTA News

18/01/2018 - 17:43

Today we say goodbye to Jo and Sion who are moving on from their posts at FOTA.

Jo is looking to move more into outdoor learning, and will be using the summer to work towards completing a number of outdoor qualifications, while Sion is headed to work within the Social Responsibility & Sustainability department at Edinburgh University.

 

No doubt we will see them again at FOTA as they both help out as volunteers across the DofE network. We hope you will join us in wishing them all the best for their future endeavours.

 

20/12/2017 - 12:41

We're pleased to welcome John Bamford to the FOTA team. John joins us as an Administration Assistant, focusing on JASS orders.

John really enjoys seeing young people achieving awards, helping young people discover their potential, expand their horizons and develop their skills. In his spare time he is a loving father to his beautiful 6 year old daughter. he also has a love of the outdoors, which began with my time in the Scouts.

I hope you'll join us in welcoming John to the team!

30/11/2017 - 13:08

We're excited to announce a FREE mini-conference for volunteers involved in DofE in Edinburgh.

28/11/2017 - 11:19

Today is #GivingTuesday, an opportunity for you to donate to your favourite charities so they can continue their fantastic work into 2018.

By donating to FOTA you will make a positive difference to a young person's life. Below are some of the costs involved in our projects, which shows you don't need to give a lot to make a big difference.

If you've donated already, why not ask your friends to do the same? Many small donations soon add up!

27/11/2017 - 10:29

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – MIDLOTHIAN (part time)

Closing Date: 8th December, 2017

24/11/2017 - 14:56

FOTA at 20!

To celebrate our 20 years, each day this week we will look back at a project or individual from FOTA's history.

What's your best memory of FOTA's last 20 years? Let us know by using #FOTAat20 on Facebook or Twitter!

Today is Daniel Malcolm who completed his JASS award in 2017. This is his reflection on his Bronze Me and My World section where Daniel decided to collect food for a local foodbank.

23/11/2017 - 14:21

FOTA at 20!

To celebrate our 20 years, each day this week we will look back at a project or individual from FOTA's history.

What's your best memory of FOTA's last 20 years? Let us know by using #FOTAat20 on Facebook or Twitter!

Today is Nick Grant who took part in the Inclusive Expedition programme from 2004.


23/11/2017 - 11:40

Friends of the Award are celebrating their 20th year of supporting young people from across Edinburgh and the Lothians to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

This milestone was recognised by Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, who invited the charity to a Reception at the Scottish Parliament on the evening of the 23rd November, 2017. This event was attended by over 50 FOTA trustees, staff members, project partnerships, volunteers, as well as young people and family members from a range of FOTA projects from the last 20 years.

22/11/2017 - 14:17

FOTA at 20!

To celebrate our 20 years, each day this week we will look back at a project or individual from FOTA's history.

What's your best memory of FOTA's last 20 years? Let us know by using #FOTAat20 on Facebook or Twitter!

Today we meet Elliot Gillmour, a participant in the inclusive expeditions. 

21/11/2017 - 13:45

To celebrate our 20 years, each day this week we will look back at a project or individual from FOTA's history.

What's your best memory of FOTA's last 20 years? Let us know by using #FOTAat20 on Facebook or Twitter!

Today is Niamh Jarvis who took part in the CAMHS project from 2014.