G15 Youth Project has been awarded £6,000 to help cover the charity’s running costs. It is one of seven Glasgow charities which will share a total of just over £29,000 between them in the latest funding from Corra Foundation.
Speaking about the funding Joyce Bell, Project Leader with G15 Youth said: “Knowing we are able to cover the basic costs of running the charity makes a huge difference and lets us get on with doing the job of helping local youngsters. Since we opened fifteen years ago we’ve supported over 7,000 young people in Drumchapel aged between 12 and 25, and we’re always working to make sure the services we deliver meet their needs.”
In 2011 G15 was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, which is the highest possible award in the voluntary sector and reflects the dedication and hard work of the group and everyone involved.
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “The fact that over 100 young people use G15’s services every week shows what a great job they are doing of engaging with a group who are often hard to reach. We first funded this work in 1997 when the charity was set up, and this is our sixth award for them bringing our total support to over £45,000. It’s hard to overestimate how important this work is, especially set against a backdrop of high youth unemployment, and what a difference the right support at the right time can make to these young people for the rest of their lives.”
Other Glasgow based charities receiving funding are: Active Seniors which got £1,000 to cover running costs of activities for older people; Cathcart Old Parish Church of Scotland which received £5,000 to help with the running costs of clubs for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs; Cranhill Arts Project was awarded £4,000 towards the salary of their Project Co-ordinator; Cranhill Development Trust received £5,232 to help pay the salary of their Cafe Manager; Friends of Drummore was awarded £1,820 to help buy equipment for a sensory room in a special needs school; and The Fostering Network received £6,000 to help pay the salary of their Project Worker. This funding is part of the Foundation’s latest awards to charities across Scotland which saw 37 charities share a total of over £154,000.