A CHARITY giving support to young people is among 37 groups across Scotland sharing £153,000 of funding from Lloyds TSB Foundation.
Community Volunteers Enabling Youth (COVEY) in South Lanarkshire is receiving £5000 towards the running costs of its LAAC project, for looked after and accommodated young people.
This matches Befrienders to young people aged from 7 to 17 who are in care.
“Our main project is befriending – it is a befriending service for young people and the additional funds let us extend that project to young people who are in care,” said befriending leader Lesley Miller.
About six young people in care, from all over South Lanarkshire, are already benefiting. Volunteers are always needed and anyone keen to help should contact COVEY on 01698 894013.