The Route 81 Youth Project in Garelochhead has been successful in applying to the National Lottery’s Young Start fund – awarded a total of £46,394.
The two year Youth Project will provide young people aged 11 to 18 years with the opportunity to participate in a number of outdoor activities, benefiting 200 people in Garelochhead and the wider Lomond area.
The grant will partially fund an existing full-time senior youth work co-ordinator, sessional youth workers, sessional outdoor instructor costs and equipment hire.
Local MSP, Jackie Baillie, has welcomed the announcement, saying: ‘I am delighted that this local youth project has been selected to receive this cash award.
‘This funding will allow them to enhance their current facilities and promote outdoor activities.
‘Congratulations to everyone who was selected to receive a funding grant this month.’
About Young Start
Young Start is a grant programme run by the Big Lottery Fund to distribute money from dormant accounts.
The scheme aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help realise their potential. Organisations can apply for a total Young Start grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 and for up to two years funding. It can support projects that are designed to deliver one or more of the following outcomes:
- CONFIDENT Children and young people have more confidence and skills
- HEALTHY Children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional health
- CONNECTED Younger and older generations are better connected and have more understanding and respect for each other
- ENTERPRISING Young people are better prepared for getting a job or starting a business.