LinkLiving receives funding boost to help young people in Fife and Edinburgh
Project for young people receives Lottery funding
LinkLiving (part of the Link Group of social enterprises) has been awarded £50,000
as part of the latest funding package from the Young Start Fund, run by the Big
This funding will enable LinkLiving’s award winning employability service,
SmartLiving, to work in partnership with Total Health, a specialist health and sports
science company, to provide a unique nine-week programme called ‘Steps to
Resilience – Be What You Want to Be’. The project will specifically address the
personal development needs of vulnerable young people who have experienced
trauma. The project is due to start in Edinburgh and Fife in April 2017.
Sarah Smith, Director LinkLiving, said:
“We are delighted that Big Lottery Fund Scotland has awarded a Young Start grant to LinkLiving.
“This innovative project has been developed through the strong belief that these young people can be supported to develop the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills for their futures. The programme aims to harness the 'spark' and determination that these young people clearly have and help them to ignite this into leadership qualities.”
Run by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Young Start awards money from dormant
bank and building society accounts to support a range of projects to help young
people, aged eight to 24-years-old, reach their full potential.