Several projects have applied for money in Carnoustie, Monifieth and Sidlaw.
If you live in this area - you should vote for three projects from the area and for one Angus wide project using the Carnoustie, Monifieth and Sidlaw constituency.
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The Carnoustie, Monifieth and Sidlaw projects are:
Monifieth High School (DYW Team) - £2,892
We are the Developing the Young Workforce Team from Monifieth High School. We aim to develop our pupils' skills for work and allow them to be confident and ready to enter the workplace at the appropriate level.
We aim to establish a fully equipped nail bar at Monifieth High School providing nail services as part of a project aimed at enhancing pupil employability by providing vocational training and appropriate communication skills through an innovative project. Any profit from this business would be available to be bid for by small groups in school and the local community to support the start-up of other small business ideas.
Monifieth High School - £3,000
Monifieth High School has educated generations of pupils from Angus and Dundee since first opening its doors in 1976.
We have three overarching themes for the school; - Attainment, Health and Community and these are signposted in all our correspondence and presentations. We work hard to make the school environment a place where pupils can achieve, feel safe & secure and work with mutual respect in our wider community.
We are rightly proud of the positive relationships we foster within the school and wider community and believe they are key to the success and wellbeing of our school community. We are committed to working with parents to create a climate of trust, respect and aspiration for all.
Monifieth High has a school roll of 1124 pupils and gives pupils many opportunities to help look after and improve their Health and Well-Being.
We would like to extend the range of opportunities that we offer in our Extracurricular programme as well as give our senior pupils opportunities to volunteer.
We will provide free before school, lunch-time and after school activities and clubs (Monday to Friday) for our pupils and offer opportunities for Primary 7 pupils to attend to help with their transition to High School. All clubs are led by volunteers that consist of teachers, school staff, club coaches and most importantly senior pupils. Activities will include dance, rugby, netball, cricket, football, multi-fitness, hockey, gymnastics, badminton, swimming, basketball, table tennis and many others
Burnside Primary School £3,000
We are Burnside Primary School, a caring and compassionate school at the heart of our local Carnoustie community. We have 454 pupils on our school roll and we pro-actively encourage ideas and opportunities to enhance the Health and Well-Being of our young people and their families.
Our vision at Burnside is to provide opportunities for children:
to develop a language of learning
- to be able to have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to generate well-being outcomes for themselves
- to be prepared for the known and the unknown in the present and the future
We will deliver our vision by your continued support and our use of the school aims: Achieving, Welcome and Nurtured, Respected, Responsible, Celebrated and Included, Safe, Healthy and Active, Get Really into Trying.
We plan to deliver a programme of evening activities designed for the P1-S2 age group and open to the community of Carnoustie. Some of the activities will also be open to parents/carers and will encourage families to engage in fun activities together.
These activities will be free of charge and will include cooking/baking, hair styling, coding/gaming, first aid, yoga and meditation, bike maintenance, dance, musical futures, Learn to DJ and a range of different Sport and Physical Activity including UV (Glow in the Dark). We will run activities in 4-6 week blocks throughout the year, based at Burnside Primary School.
Radio North Angus £2,500
Radio North Angus is the local commercial radio service broadcasting on FM, DAB, and online entirely on a voluntary basis, 16 hours per day, with the remit to promote education, welfare, health, voluntary organisations, and the local economy. We have transmitters based at Arbroath, Monifieth High, Carnoustie High, Montrose Academy, Brechin High, and Whitehills in Forfar, with studios in Arbroath, Carnoustie High, and Montrose Academy, and plan to open a studio in Brechin High, and to expand our transmission field at Monifieth High in the near future.
As part of our education remit, we are engaged in an Education Radio Project designed for pupils to conduct music radio programming where they can acquire self-development, self-confidence, and media skills, whilst promoting a sense of community involvement by promoting prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, dangers of online abuse, and health promotion, etc., specifically affecting young people. Messages are also broadcast encouraging young people to be involved in various organisations and projects in their respective communities. The FM transmission field is currently restricted to around the school, and we wish to expand to cover all Monifieth.
The Angus-wide Projects are:
Through Care and Aftercare Team - £2,880
Through Care and Aftercare support care experienced young people in transition to independent living; these young people might have lived in foster care or residential homes away from their own family. The team offer support with all areas of young peoples' lives i.e. housing issues, educational opportunities, positive health and wellbeing/substance misuse, practical, financial and emotional support.
Care leavers often have limited family support and finances which can result in loneliness and isolation. Additional funding would allow the team to offer care leavers the opportunity to participate in everyday activities and experiences that most young people take for granted i.e. go out for a meal in a restaurant, enjoy day trips/group outings, go to the cinema.... Being able to enjoy the 'normal' things in life will reduce isolation, boost mental well-being and promote positive inclusion. Additional money would allow the team to support young people to have social experiences similar to their peers that they otherwise they might not have.
Angus Open Unit DofE - £2,500.00
Angus Open Unit - Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Award is a game changer as it offers young people the chance to develop skills for life and work and also helps to form long lasting friendships. Through the programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges they choose to undertake helps to inspire guide and support young people to achieve. The Open Unit is not school based and is open to any young person living and working in Angus.
The cost of expedition kit can be a barrier for some to join the Award. We would like to help this by allowing participants to borrow the most expensive part of the expedition kit - walking boots and waterproofs for their expedition. Any kit bought would last a number of years allowing many young people to benefit from this kit.
Police Scotland: Looked After Children - £1,000
By working on a voluntary one to one basis to deliver a cross section of varied diversionary activities aimed specifically at young people who are in care or within the family home who regularly come to Police attention through unsafe behaviour or criminality.
The activities will be chosen by the young people concerned based on their respective choice with cognisance of ability, aptitude and or identified skills with any risk(s) being managed responsibly.
With the funding provided this will allow much more flexibility of choice of activities whilst permitting more vulnerable young people within our community to participate.
The Revels of Angus - £1,300
The Revels of Angus is an equalities group with an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) focus. The group aims to provide young people with a safe space where they can come together and explore their identity and LGBT issues. The group is led by young people and meets weekly during term time with support from Angus Council Communities and Dundee and Angus College staff. Young people identify common interests and issues that affect them and consider how they might explore these. Last year the group spent time raising awareness of LGBT issues in their community and of the support available to young people.
We want to raise awareness of the group and other support available to young people in Angus. We will pilot the project in Montrose YMCA where a volunteer from the group will be present at employability drop in’s to talk to young people about support available and signpost them to the group they run and other organisations and websites that can help them. The volunteer will work closely with drop in staff to help encourage young people to talk with them. They will also create an information leaflet to make sure these messages reach as many young people as possible.
Strathmore Rugby Club - £3,000
Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust is an organisation that uses rugby to improve the lives of our local community (Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin). We achieve this by running projects that focus on improving the Health and Wellbeing of our local community. Our projects tackle physical health as well as mental health. We also aim to target underactive groups such as people with a disability and young people living in poverty. All of our activities are free of charge.
Last year we started a short project to deliver rugby sessions aimed towards young people with autism. The project was a great success so wish to run this programme all year round. Our autism rugby project is open to all young people in Angus with a diagnosis of Autism.
The sessions have been specially designed to cater for the young people’s needs. Participants are told and shown pictures of the session prior to attending to ensure they are comfortable with the environment. Our coaches are also trained in Makaton and other specific autism training to be able to deliver the programme and use picture cards to help communicate with the young people without speaking. This is because young people with autism sometimes struggle to communicate verbally.
Our sessions run every week and we run 2 sessions per week. This means we can cater for 48 young people with autism every week.
Skilz Academy - £3,000
Skilz Academy (SC047883) is a local registered charity and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and local communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities that promote Health and Wellbeing for ALL. We do this by being a creative, understanding and pro-active charity, with the core values of honesty, integrity and compassion.
UV Sport and Physical Activity is glow in the dark using UV lights and equipment, to create a unique, fun environment for young people (aged 8-18) to enjoy sport and physical activity. We have successfully ran a programme within Arbroath two evenings per week, with sessions being free and extremely popular. We would like to extend this programme during evenings across Angus towns. These sessions would run during evenings, be free to attend and activities on offer would include dance, netball, dodge ball, basketball, football and many more. We would like young people to volunteer to help lead these sessions.
Head back to The Power Of Youth campaign page, and find out more about the funding.