Project name: A CashBack Difference
Age range: 10 – 24 years
Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 3,000
Achieve More Scotland will provide weekly, early intervention and diversionary based activities for young people, aged 10-24, across 6 identified areas in Glasgow and South and North Lanarkshire.
This project will involve sports coaching and youth work activities being delivered on a weekly basis in targeted communities. In addition to the weekly activities, we will deliver several workshops that will focus on a range of issues including, volunteering, alcohol/drug misuse, health and well-being, personal and social skills and choices and consequences.
All activities will take place in the evening, enabling young people to come together from different circumstances. We will engage young people in group activities which will build cohesion within individual communities but also works across communities and helps to break down territorial barriers to help reduce crime. Sessions will always be delivered on Friday evenings and all activities will be delivered in local venues, including community centres, schools and church halls which are easily accessible to local young people.
Poverty affects confidence and self-esteem, physical and mental health and well-being and life chances. This project will replicate and build upon proven methods for addressing these specific needs. It will engage young people in regular, fun and structured sessions both inter and intra local communities which suffer from poverty and associated high levels of social deprivation and crime.
Areas where project will be delivered:
Glasgow; Shettleston/Tollcross, Sighthill, Springburn and Possilpark
South Lanarkshire; Hamilton, Blantyre, Burbank
North Lanarkshire; Wishaw