Cash boost for Project 31

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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