13 youth-focused groups to share Â£600k from Big Lottery Fund
The cash, from the fund’s Young Start programme, is awarded from dormant bank and buildings society account money which is shared among 13 groups.
A total of £578,782 will be split between organisations which all help young people reach their potential.
Projects receiving funding include MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy in Inverclyde, which benefits from £42,644 to expand its play therapy services for children and young people.
An award of £45,000 will allow Kustom Kruizers CIC in Renfrewshire to establish a community bicycle building project to teach young adults how to strip and restore bicycles.
Bright Light in Edinburgh will use its £47,400 award to employ a young people’s coach who will develop a ‘tool kit’ to help vulnerable people develop life skills to cope with stress and anxiety.
Maureen McGinn, chairwoman of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, said: “Young Start creates opportunities for young people to reach their full potential.
“Every one of the 13 projects being awarded funding today shares that aim, so I am delighted to announce this latest investment totalling £578,782.”