ORGANISATION // Island Life Group
PROJECT // Island Life Group
TOTAL PROJECT COST // £21,376.04
LEADER FUNDING PROVIDED // £19,238
The Island Life Group aims to widen and enhance the range of activities and services available to young people in the Western Isles. This project aims to promote inclusion and provide meaningful experiences for young people during the Year of Young People. It will provide both physical and mental health benefits, encourage participation and provide young people with experience to become responsible citizens.
The HiFires programme will enable participants to learn life skills, including first aid, putting out fires, team building skills, leadership, communications & listening skills, and also build their own confidence and self esteem. Contributions from other emergency services will widen the scope of learning. The programme aims to make participants more responsible, safer and caring members of their community. The project also aims to give recognition to participants for their contribution and show the value of their achievement by hosting an awards evening where they can demonstrate their skills to family and community members.
By delivering a transport solution for young people in Harris and Lochs, the Island Life Group aims to reduce isolation by enabling young people in those rural locations to access the youth services and facilities available in Stornoway. By extending the Pointers Centre opening hours, participants can engage in positive structured youth work activities and meet other young people. The project will also give young people access to health and wellbeing activities at the local sports centre or arts centre.