George Welcomes Funding for Young People

George outside Paisley AbbeyThe Scottish Government yesterday [27/9/12] announced the 24 projects which have received funding from the Third Sector and Social Enterprise Challenge Fund, with three of these projects helping young people in Paisley and the whole of Renfrewshire. The Kibble Education and Care Centre, the Wise Group and Barnardo’s have received funding for projects in Renfrewshire.

Speaking on the announcement, George said, “I was delighted to hear that three projects within Paisley, and indeed the whole of Renfrewshire have been award money from the Third Sector Challenge and Social Enterprise Fund. The Kibble Education and Care Centre are going to use their award to provide a six month transitional jobs programme for 34 young people between the ages of 18 and 24. The Wise Group will use their ward for their Green Skills Route way programme to offer young people opportunities in the green energy sector, while Bardardo’s Work Services will use the award to help young people, 16 plus, into education training and employment placements.

‘I was really delighted to hear this announcement from the Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance which highlights the Scottish Governments continued commitment to helping young people into an education, training or employment post. I have ever confidence that the three Renfrewshire based organisations will offer great help and support to our communities young people.

Commenting, Angela Constance said, “We have put record levels of investment into opening up opportunities for our young people to improve their chances of finding employment.

“The Third Sector Challenge and Social Enterprise Fund forms part of our unique guarantee to 16 to 19 year olds that all will be offered a place in training or education. I am very pleased to be able to fund such a broad range of projects, all of which have a single goal – helping Scotland’s young people into a job.