Charity needs Stornoway votes

A leading children’s charity is asking for the support of people from Stornoway in its bid to win a community grant to help local children, young people and their families.

Action for Children Scotland has been shortlisted in the RBS Community Force initiative, which works with local communities to support the people, projects and charities making a real difference where they live.  

Action for Children Scotland’s Eilean Siar Pathways project in Stornoway has been shortlisted for the chance to win a £6,000 community grant. Pathways provides support to young people whilst they are in care, helping them to plan how they will look after themselves once they leave care. It also offers ongoing support to young people who have left care and are living independent lives. 

Hilary Canto, Action for Children Scotland fundraiser for the Highlands and Islands, said: “We have requested funding for an outward bounds course which will teach the young people we work with team building and survival skills. We would also use the money to host group nights, which bring together the young people using our service and teach them about health, sport, art and food.

“We would like to thank RBS for giving Action for Children Scotland the opportunity to add value to our work with children, young people and their families. Winning this grant would make a huge difference to the lives of the young people we support. Voting is free so I would urge everyone living in Stornoway to get online and support your local Action for Children Scotland project!” 

Voting is now open and will close on 23 October 2011. Each person can vote up to three times in any area but only once for each project.

To vote for Action for Children Scotland’s projects, visit