Active Stirling awarded 8,000 by YOYP2018 National Lottery Fund

Image L-R: Andrew Bain Active Stirling CEO, Charis McLean, Nicola McDonald, Callum Brown, Ruth Mulgrew and Ellen Curry (all members of Stirling's Sports Leadership Group), Provost Christine Simpson, Grace Roberts Active Schools Coordinator, Mark Findlay Active Stirling Employability & Volunteering Manager.

Active Stirling awarded £8,000 by YOYP2018 National Lottery fund

Active Stirling are delighted to announce that they have secured an £8,000 award from Year of Young People 2018 National Lottery Fund to help Stirling's Sports Leadership Group (mentored by Active Stirling), develop an innovative and exciting project for the young people of Stirling.
Mark Findlay, Employability and Volunteering manager at Active Stirling said "This is a really exciting time for us - we have a group of highly motivated young people who want to reach out to other young people through physical activity and sport to help change lives.”
"We can't wait to get started on the project and would like to say a huge thanks to all the National Lottery players who have made this possible and provided us with the funds to bring our project and ideas to life for the young people of Stirling" added Charis McLean from the Sports Leadership Group.
Active Stirling will use the funds to support three main focus areas:
1) Stirling’s Young People’s Health and Well-being day, a multi-site multi activity event that will offer a wide range of physical activity and sporting opportunities for young people aged 14 – 26.
 2)  Developing a volunteer buddy system whereby a group of committed young volunteers can support other young people to access physical activity and sporting opportunities.
3) Development of the Sports Leadership Group – the members will gain key employability skills to developing and delivering the project, the group will be central to the delivery of the project they will be involved in the planning and research to determine what the event will look like this will encourage inter-generational work and give young people a voice on how physical activity in sport can be delivered within Stirling.
A theme that will run throughout the project will be supporting young people to better understand and raise awareness of mental health and how physical activity and sport can have a positive impact on this.
To find out more about this project please email