Investment project code: 115
Group Information (where you are based, number of members, normal group activities etc…): 1740 Squadron based at Dalmuir is the local branch of the Air Cadets and seeks to attract young people from across West Dunbartonshire to give them personal training and development opportunities. We have 30 cadets who attend our group twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9.30pm) and we also frequently offer weekend training and activities for them to participate in. During COVID-19 our twice-weekly training sessions have continued online to support our young people. Our traning opportunities are enhanced by having serviceable and up to date equipment.
What will you use the money for?: Personal Development To enhance the training programme and to vary activity we plan to purchase a professional leadership training kit. This is a highly effective training aid and some staff have already been trained in its use. It is essential that cadets see that their development opportunities are properly supported by the Air Cadets. Training Equipment To support our training activities we store our training materials, equipment and clothing in a metal container. We therefore plan to purchase a new storage container. The present container was purchased second hand about 10 years ago and is now no longer fit for purpose. The floor has now rotted away which severely limits its use. The purchase of a new container will ensure that equipment can be stored correctly and securely resulting in previously purchased equipment having a longer useful life.
Who will benefit from this money?: This funding will help cadets participate in many training activities and give them an improved skill set and life defining experiences. The training opportunities offered to the cadets will greatly improve young people's employability. Not only this, the friendships made, experiences had and activities on offer could also give them both friends and hobbies for life.
Proposed on behalf of: 1740 (Clydebank) Squadron Air Training Corps - £5000