Investment project code: 94
Group Information (where you are based, number of members, normal group activities etc…): surrounding areas of West Dunbartonshire delivering 4 community projects.Mini Hoppers targets children from P1 - P3, Hop, Skip & Jump targets children in P4 - P7 , Project 7 is our P7 group and Ur-Turn works with S1 -S6 pupils. We operate in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Scotland within many recognised areas of multiple-deprivation in our locality featuring in the top 5-10%. We engage with children and families who are experiencing difficulties in their lives due to unemployment, poverty, and other social issues. We work with various partners to deliver a comprehensive programme of activities to aid children's and young people's holistic development and learning. We achieve this by delivering dance, art, sport, music, weekly youth club, outdoor pursuits and residential trips for our young people to enable them to reach their full potential.
What will you use the money for?: We have plans to begin a Youth Café which will hopefully capture young people within the local area that have yet to access our service. In the hope to reduce anti-social behaviour within the area. We have recently installed a kitchen area for our young people allowing them access to a proper cooking environment. We would like to use the funds to purchase equipment for each station within the kitchen such as induction pots and pans, scales, bowls etc. As well as 2 foldable/movable tables which will sit 16 per table. These tables will not only allow young people to sit and eat together or invite family to our service to cook for but as they can move, they will be multi functionable within our service. This funding would allow us to continue teaching young people life skills and increase their confidence.
Who will benefit from this money?: Our new kitchen will enable all of our service users a safe and welcoming space to increase access to healthy meals, develop life skills such as growing of fresh food, budgeting, meal planning, cooking and social skills. The kitchen will also support members of the community and user groups who wish to use the space to connect and build on their own skills.
Our organisations main aims are to; o Boost young people's confidence and self-esteem through fun learning activities. o Encourage greater social inclusion through our programmes. o Provide opportunities to "try new things". o Address young people's health and well-being by encouraging participation in healthy and outdoor activities.
Proposed on behalf of: Haldane Youth Services - £5000