Girvan Youth Trust Secures Funding

Girvan Youth Trust’s Hand in Hand project has secured funding for another year thanks to Carrick Futures. The award of £11,000 will support the employment of a Youth Development worker to help young people with additional support needs.

The Hand in Hand Programme has been running since 2010, and has grown from supporting six young people to 46. The programme is the only education provision for young people with additional support needs in the area. It is valued by participants, teachers and parents who testify that it contributes to higher self-esteem and confidence levels.

Bill Logan, Project Manager, Girvan Youth Trust said; “The Carrick Futures award has come at an ideal time, as it will allow Girvan Youth Trust to retain a key member of staff to take forward and further develop our work with young people with ASN (additional support needs ) residing in our geographically isolated rural communities. This is a crucial part of our work in regards to social equality and total inclusion for all our young people.”

Roger Pirrie Chair of Carrick Futures said. “Carrick Futures is delighted to help fund this vital project which enhances young people’s self-esteem and leadership potential."

Kenny Peberdy, UK Onshore Director for ScottishPower Renewables said “The community funding from Mark Hill and Arecleoch windfarms has supported a wide range of worthwhile projects, and we hope that the award to the Hand in Hand Programme will a positive difference to the many young people who benefit from the scheme.”

Carrick Futures is a community company that distributes community benefit funds from ScottishPower Renewables’ Mark Hill and Arecleoch wind farms and is administered by Foundation Scotland.

The next round of applications closes on the 21 June 2017.