Social Impact Pledge

Scottish Funding Council

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Social Impact Pledge logo

The Scottish Funding Council pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, Signature of chief executive Laurence Howells, Chief Executive, June 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Provide Dementia Awareness Training (basic level) for our staff.                             

Geographical location of impact

  • Focussed on EH12 but as our staff travel extensively on public transport to meetings across Scotland, the impact of dementia-awareness may cover any part of the public transport network.

Contact details

Imccracken@sfc.ac.uk 

2nd Commitment

To provide an introduction to BSL for our staff so they know certain phrases that might be useful.

Geographical location of impact

  • Focussed on EH12 but as out staff travel extensively on public transport to meetings across Scotland, the impact of being able to use simple phrases may cover any part of the public transport network. 

Contact details

Imccracken@sfc.ac.uk 

3rd Commitment

To develop our work experience (JET) scheme for school pupils, by including some 1:1 coaching sessions for the pupils on job interview skills and the reality of work.


Geographical location of impact

  • pupils from City of Edinburgh schools catchment area

Contact details

Imccracken@sfc.ac.uk