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Burnhill group land £2000 of funding
A Burnhill group have secured extra funding that will help them continue to help the community.
The Burnhill Children’s Action Group, who are supported by Healthy ‘n’ Happy have helped youngsters in the area over the past five years.
Now they’ve landed £ 2000 from Foundation Scotland as part of the Asda Carrier Bag Community Grants fund.
The group has approximately 55 registered young people with approximately 30 attending weekly on a regular basis and the cash from the grant will purchase art supplies, stationery, outdoor sports equipment and games.
They aim to help youngsters become aware of current issues that affect their lives, and of the choices they can make with those issues.
Jan Taylor, a community worker with Healthy ‘n’ Happy, believes the work of the action group has made a real difference to many of the kids in the area.
She said: “The action group is a very issue based group, and has been since it was started.
“We go through a programme of arts, crafts and games, but we talk to them about the community and what they’re wanting from it, and their own identity in it.
“We look at things like sectarianism and racism, and around the time of the referendum we even discussed voting , and why voting is important- we had a vote on what sort of cake we should be having.
“We’ve built up a good trust with them over the years, one that they are very passionate about, where we trust them and they trust us in return.
“Some of these kids have been coming for years, and they’ve turned into well rounded, cracking kids.
“It’s really about trying to open their world to different things and giving them options.”
Jan also feels that the cash boost through Foundation Scotland and the Asda fund will help keep the group going.
She added: “They’ve been successful this year with getting funding from various different places, and whether it’s a big pot or a little pot it all makes a difference.”
Asda has committed the proceeds (less VAT) from the sale of their 5p singleuse carrier bags across their 62 stores in Scotland to charitable causes like the Burnhill Action Group.
Foundation Scotland is an independent charity established to strengthen local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland.
Since 1996 they’ve distributed over £45.4 million to charities and community groups.
The Burnhill Children’s Action Group meet every Thursday from 4pm until 5pm at Burnhill Sports Centre.
The Asda Carrier Bag Community Grants will provide up to £2000 to help projects and good causes in their local communities.
The proceeds (less VAT) come from the sale of the 5p single-use carrier bags across their 62 stores in Scotland.
Grants can help meet a wide range of costs for community groups, including: general running costs, training, equipment, materials; marketing and awareness raising initiatives, training and community events.
Other local groups to have benefitted from the scheme include Cambuslang and Rutherglen Rock and Pop Choir, Ardenglen Social Committee in Castlemilk, the Hidden Garden Trust and Toryglen Community Hall.
Cheque The action group celebrate the extra funding