Funding boost for local projects

Children and young people across Scotland will benefit from new financial help. The funding to 32 organisations comes from both the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund and supports projects across the country, including Scottish Borders.

The Princess Royal Trust Borders Carers Centre has been awarded over £36,000 to continue to provide  a service for young adult carers.

Young people aged 16-25 years will receive a tailored package of support to enable them to fulfil their educational, training and employment potential, as well as focus on other key issues during a pivotal time in their lives, where they are making the transition to adulthood.

The Peebleshire Youth Trust has received more than £49,000 for its ‘Achieve Your Potential’ confidence building programme project. This will enable young people aged 10-14, who may lack social skills, and have difficulty making friends, or they may be showing disruptive behaviour in the community to participate in weekly confidence building and monthly mentoring support programme in Innerleithen.

More information about all the funding awards can be found on the Big Lottery website.