Scotch Street Youth & Community Centre

The group, which is based in the village of Scotch Street outside Portadown, is using the £500,000 grant to run the iRural project over three years.

The project is running activities for young people aged 14-24 across the rural Craigavon area to reduce isolation, improve mental health and wellbeing, increase self-esteem and confidence, and help them develop their skills.

The group is working with other local youth groups to strengthen rural youth bases and provide more opportunities for young people. They are training young volunteer workers to be young leaders in these groups.

Activities include accredited courses, personal development, health and wellbeing programmes, work experience, social opportunities in the wider community and community planning.

Contact: Andrew McCreery

Email: [email protected]