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Rural Youth Cooperation Project

ORGANISATION // Jane Craigie
PROJECT // Rural Youth Cooperation Project
TOTAL PROJECT COST // £191,170
LEADER FUNDING PROVIDED // £38,234

The Rural Youth Project is a movement for positive change to empower young people (18 to 28 years of age), through developing their leadership, business and enterprise skills, whilst encouraging positive activism to help to play their part in making rural places attractive and viable for young people to build their lives and their futures.

The Rural Youth Project will run until 2022 concluding in Scotland’s Year of Story Telling.  It is part of the project plan to create an appetite for the project to continue and secure financial viability. At its core, the Rural Youth Project is delivered for Young People with them involved throughout the development and delivery.

We are seeking financial support from LEADER for the next two years which will allow the Rural Youth Project capacity both in terms of resource and time to support vulnerable young people in rural communities who are often at a disadvantage to those in urban areas. The funding will develop and deliver the next stages of the Rural Youth Project including the development and implementation of a strategy to deliver long-term financial viability thorough additional funding streams, including potentially a trading arm, beyond 2020 leaving a strong legacy for LEADER.

This new Co-operation project is now the next phase of a longer term programme to reach out to all areas of Scotland and enable all rural young people to participate, become empowered and become the next generation of rural leaders in Scotland.