Uist youth project funded

South Uist Youth Development Group has been successful in securing £68,996 from LEADER Innse Gall and BBC Children In Need, to employ a full-time, experienced Youth Worker and sessional staff, to deliver youth activities from Berneray to Eriskay through a new ‘Island Youth Project’.

The project will cater for young people in the 8-14 age range with additional programmes for 5-8 years and 15-18 years. The age group, 8-14 years, will be supported to gain leadership skills through volunteering and work towards youth work accreditation.

The project base will be in Benbecula and the young people drawn from across the Uists. Youth work sessions will vary in length depending on the activities/programmes being delivered and will include a variety of after-school sessions, holiday sessions and special events.