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YOUNG START GRANT FOR PARKHEAD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

EDM (Early Day Motion) 959: tabled on 21 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau on being awarded a Young Start grant of £24,424 from the Big Lottery Fund; acknowledges that this funding will be used to train and support a team of young volunteers who will provide information and support on key issues, such as benefits, housing and debt as well as basic life skills to their peers; welcomes the fact that the young people involved will benefit by gaining transferable skills, including team working, IT, communication and researching, as well as workplace experience which in turn will enhance their employability; praises Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau for this programme which coincides with Scotland's Year of Young People; and wishes the Bureau, its staff and the young people involved all the best for the future.