Kinlochlovin is the perfect match
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.