Investment project code: 66
Group Information (where you are based, number of members, normal group activities etc…): Y Sort It is based in Clydebank, however works with young people across West Dunbartonshire, including young carers and care experienced young people. We run youth groups, cycle groups, carry out detached youth work, support young carers with respite and 1-1 support, run a mentoring service for care experienced young people. We are also young person led, with our board fully consisting of local young people! Through our universal youth work activities we work with around 60 young people regularly, through our Young Carers service we work with around 115 young people and through our Intandem Mentoring Service we work with between 10-20 young people.
What will you use the money for?: We recently moved our Clydebank youth groups from our own building to a youth space within the Hub Community Centre due to this room providing more space for social distancing. Our young people identified that the space was not as friendly and comfortable as the youth space in our building, so we challenged them to work together to redesign this space into one which would work for them and other young people.
They came up with great ideas and plans which would allow us to use the space in the Hub going forward for not only youth groups but also in support of staff/volunteer training and also for mentor - mentee meet ups.
The community budgeting money would be used to purchase the items the young people identified in order to create a more friendly, comfortable and accessible youth space. Items included soft furnishings, furniture/materials and lighting to create a quiet area/sensory space, materials and equipment to create an arts and crafts area, equipment to create a games/gaming area.
Who will benefit from this money?: Young people aged 8 - 25 who attend our services in Clydebank will be able to benefit from this money. As mentioned this will be through youth clubs, mentoring meet ups, and also provide a space for 1-1 support to be delivered in a young person friendly environment.
The young people we work with include young carers, care experienced young people and young people from some of the most deprived communities within West Dunbartonshire.
Proposed on behalf of: Y Sort It - £5000