West Lothian College has received an award from The National Lottery Community Fund, made possible by National Lottery players
The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, means that many community and voluntary sector groups will be able to continue their support to individuals, families and communities who have been disproportionately affected by increased cost-of-living pressure
The college was awarded £134,196 as part of the Improving Lives Programme enabling the college to use the funding to build on a pilot scheme to support young people who have been in contact with the justice system allowing them to embark on a positive course of action through the attainment of technical and non-technical skills.
The project will introduce support, interventions and direct training which will enhance employability and offer young people the realistic prospect of an alternative, viable and sustainable life.
Over 3 years the project will involve 70 young people directly and 9670 through outreach and 350 volunteers.
The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “National Lottery funding can make amazing things happen in local communities across the country. This project delivered by West Lothian College, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is helping to support this vital work and to help communities thrive.”
Find out more about The National Lottery Community Fund here