Kin­lochlovin is the per­fect match

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A KIN­LOCHLEVEN char­ity which helps vul­ner­a­ble and dis­ad­van­taged young peo­ple has re­ceived £1,000 match fund­ing.

Kin­lochlovin, which aims to help im­prove the fu­ture of young peo­ple by en­cour­ag­ing them to take part in so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, was awarded the money through the Change­maker Fund, part of San­tander’s new flag­ship com­mu­nity project.

Launched last year as part of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween San­tander and a re­wards-based crowd­fund­ing plat­form, Kin­lochlovin was the per­fect match.

The Lochaber group teaches young peo­ple en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills through craft work­shops, with their fin­ished prod­ucts be­ing sold in the com­mu­nity.

The ad­di­tional fund­ing will en­able the project to ren­o­vate a retro car­a­van into a mo­bile shop to help sup­port the stu­dent en­ter­prises and en­able them to sell their prod­ucts in the wider com­mu­nity.

Anna McBride, Kin­lochlovin chair­woman, com­mented: ‘Through the Change­maker Fund, we have been able to in­vest in our new mo­bile shop, en­abling the young peo­ple to sell their prod­ucts in the wider com­mu­nity, trav­el­ling to other ru­ral vil­lages where they can cre­ate more busi­ness ac­tiv­ity and learn new skills.’

Some of the Kin­lochlovin’ crew.

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