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Change of Office for FOTA / JASS

Friends of the Award are excited to announce they are moving into a new office space. By relocating to The Risk Factory in Chesser, FOTA will have access to modern facilities, providing extended access to the Kit Store as well as a fantastic venue for training courses. FOTA will be hosting an open day in early 2018 to allow volunteers and other interested stakeholders the opportunity to view the new premises. 

For over 20 years, FOTA have been providing a range of support for young people to take part in a variety of youth awards including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. More recently FOTA have introduced their own youth achievement award – the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS). JASS is designed to aid transitions for 5 – 13 year olds. FOTA have taken the decision to relocate to a new premises, which will provide modern training facilities as well as extended access to the kit store and better facilities fo dispatching JASS orders. These new facilities will allow FOTA to support more young people from Edinburgh and the Lothians to achieve youth awards.

Bob Hope, Chairman of the FOTA Board of Trustees Says: "This exciting relocation will allow our projects to develop stronger links across the city. By using the modern facilities at the Risk Factory, we will be able to bring together more young people and partners, as well as run our training courses to an even higher standard. This will enable FOTA to continue the development of staff and volunteers that is vital to support youth work provision across Edinburgh and the Lothians


The new FOTA / JASS Address will be: FOTA, The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh. EH14 1RL

The JASS phone number will change to: 0131 467 4753

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Alternatively contact us directly on 0131 467 4753 or email


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Who are FOTA?

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS & eJASS) is owned and distributed by Friends of The Award in Edinburgh and the Lothians (FOTA) a registered charity (Charity No. SC027771) set up to support access for all young people to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Junior Award Scheme for Schools. 

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Junior Award Scheme for Schools

Friends of the Award

The Risk Factory | 20 New Mart Road

Edinburgh | EH14 1RL  | 0131 467 4753