Cash boost for Project 31
A Rutherglen-based group has received a cash boost thanks to the lottery.
Project 31 SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) were given £49,800 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young Start programme to offer 50 young people, aged between 10 and 16, support and guidance from play mentors.
They will be on hand to teach youngsters new skills around training, team building and personal development activities. Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland chairwoman, said: “Young Start helps ensure that Scotland’s next generation has the best possible start in life.
“All of today’s successful projects share that ambition, so I am delighted to announce this latest investment.”
A total of £377,388 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young Start programme will help a number of Glasgow and Lanarkshire based groups. Project 31, which was set up in 2011 by two experienced community workers, Lorna Bamford and Elizabeth Dewar, was among several groups to receive funding.
The Scottish Book Trust received £50,000 to develop and deliver a young writer programme which will offer seven young people aged 14 to 17 years, from across Scotland, the opportunity to develop their creative writing through a bespoke six month programme.