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EDUCATION AND COMMUNITIES DIVISION. REGENERATION DEVELOPMENT TEAM SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS. 5 Staff Focus on support to voluntary sector Financial Inclusion, Employability, Social Enterprise and Community Engagement Administer funds. Why SLAs for those in receipt of grants over £10,000?.

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education and communities division





5 Staff

  • Focus on support to voluntary sector
  • Financial Inclusion, Employability, Social Enterprise and Community Engagement
  • Administer funds
why slas for those in receipt of grants over 10 000
Why SLAs for those in receiptof grants over £10,000?
  • Following the Public Pound
  • Clearer expectations of what the funding is for
  • Ability to report on the services that have been provided due to the grant
support to develop slas from rdt
Support to Develop SLAs From RDT
  • The Regeneration Development Team are keen to support the voluntary sector to develop SLAs for the funding they receive from the Council via the Regeneration Development Team.
  • We are keen for this to be a positive experience which clarifies expectations and ensures we can report effectively on the real benefits provided through giving a grant.

Community Planning

  • Links to the Improving Opportunities Midlothian Group
  • Social Work - Supporting Healthy, Caring and Diverse Communities Where Local Needs are Met
improving opportunities midlothian
Improving Opportunities Midlothian

17 Outcomes ( See Handout)

  • 1.
  • Decrease the proportion of 16-19 year-olds not in employment, education or training
  • 2.
  • Increase vocational qualification levels in the working age population at SVQ levels 1,2 and 3.
  • 3.
  • Increase the proportion of Midlothian-based employees as a percentage of the total working-age population.
  • 4.
  • Increase the proportion of school leavers progressing to vocational, further or higher education.
  • 5.
  • Increase the average tariff score of the lowest performing 20% of S4 school pupils by 5%
  • 6.
  • Increase the number of parents seeking to return to work who receive appropriate support.
  • 7.
  • Support and assist 20 social enterprises each year
  • 8.
  • Ensure young people are offered a range of opportunities that will assist their personal development and help them influence community planning.
  • 9.
  • Increase the uptake of adult learning opportunities in the community.
  • 10.
  • Increase the number of adults seeking and receiving career and educational information and guidance


  • Increase provision of accessible, well resourced literacy services, with evidence of increased uptake.
  • 12.
  • Increase the number of visits to leisure centres or libraries.
  • 13.
  • Increase levels of active citizenship in Midlothian
  • 14.
  • Increase capital and revenue investment in local services in the areas of Midlothian within the top 20% of SIMD.
  • 15.
  • Increase earnings of female residents in Midlothian to close the gender earnings gap.
  • 16.
  • Increase the number of people accessing a jointly planned and delivered employability support service that is appropriate to their needs.
  • 17.
  • Increase the number of people accessing financial education, quality advice and financial services appropriate to their needs.
supporting healthy caring and diverse communities where local needs are met
Supporting Healthy, Caring and Diverse Communities Where Local Needs are Met

34 Outcomes

These cover:

  • Improved Health
  • Improved Well Being
  • Improved Social Inclusion

(see handout)

benefits of slas
Benefits of SLAs
  • Written document outlining the service provided for the council
  • Council link officer and support available outlined
  • Cost, timescale and payment method clear
  • Monitoring requirements outlined

What you can expect from the RDT:

  • Payments will be made promptly and in advance where possible
  • Information or requests relating to an SLA are communicated clearly and timely
  • Support and/or training provided

What we expect from the organisation:

  • Make contact as soon as possible if there are any changes
  • Complete monitoring forms or information requests by agreed timescales
  • To record and store information in line with the service provided