Girvan Youth Trust have been awarded £50,000 as part of Young Start Funding in what will be a major boost to the organisation.
The funding will help create a structured volunteering programme for young people and set up a range of partnerships with youth workers and teachers.
The Youth Trust’s project manager Bill Logan is delighted with the news.
He said: “The award from the Young Starts grants programme is excellent news as it allows the Trust to grow and develop our capacity to meet the changing social and developmental needs of today’s young people.”
The news was also welcomed by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Adam Ingram who said: “This is very welcome news for Girvan Youth Trust and the young people in the local area who will benefit from the programme. The funding award of £50,000 is a substantial contribution but more importantly it will allow Girvan Youth Trust to deliver a programme that has a positive impact on the lives of our local young people and their communities.
“Girvan Youth Trust has been very successful in their funding applications, taking the initiative to tap into funding streams such as the Young Start grants programme to deliver a wide and varied programme over many years.
“I wish this particular volunteering programme every success and I am certain that Girvan Youth Trust will continue to provide for and support our local young people for many years to come.”
The Youth Trust have operated since 1993 and currently host a range of activities at their Z1 Youth Bar.