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Latest Young Start awards

June 25, 2012

A further 17 projects run for and by young people are sharing in the latest awards from our Young Start programme. Boosting confidence and encouraging creativity they will reach out to hundreds of young Scots thanks to grants worth £723,453.

Young Start aims to help young Scots aged 8 to 24 reach their full potential through a range of fun, educational and employability projects.

Among the successful groups are:

RIG Arts which receives £48,950 for a one-year Summer Film School project that will give young people the skills to work with a professional film crew and contribute to the making of a movie.

Helm Training’s Spick & Spanners project receives £50,000 to work with 72 young people facing barriers to employment in Dundee. The project is a Helm run social enterprise that offers young people, aged 15 to 18, employment in a garage. The teenagers will provide valeting and basic servicing and will also take part in renovating older vehicles to sell on.

Bridge Community Centre which receives £21,998 work with 40 young people who will be involved in promoting Stornoway’s culture and history, using the latest technology. The young historians will archive text, video and audio to develop stimulating media that can be used by schools, organisations and individuals for education and information

Announcing the awards Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director, Jackie Killeen, said: “These Young Start awards are all about bringing out the best in our young people.  Every child and young person has something unique to offer that these latest projects can tap into and develop. We are delighted to be funding these projects, which will boost the confidence and nurture the growth of young Scots.”

A full list of all successful Young Start awards made across Scotland can be found here.

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