Children in Need cash
BBC Children in Need is giving a three-year grant of £ 30,000 to Hope 2 Oban for its work supporting vulnerable young people who are struggling with mental health issues, family breakdown or are at-risk of social isolation.
The award will help pay for youth workers and materials to support a number of weekly programmes aimed at improving young people’s responses to stressful situations and building their self- confidence.
Amy Inglis, director at Hope 2 Oban, said: ‘Our project works with a number of young people coming from Argyll’s more remote islands. It’s so important they have trusting adults who will listen to their concerns and point them in a positive direction.
‘Thanks to this funding from BBC Children in Need we can continue to provide the time and space to help children and young people feel less lonely and better supported.’