A THEATRE group based in Knightswood has received a share of £1.9 million to help young people play an active part in realising their potential.

Ignite Theatre delivers free drama sessions to children and young people who face multiple challenges in life.

The group gives them the chance to fulfil their creative potential, develop confidence, forge new friendships and build their life skills so they have a better chance of achieving in life.

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And now they have been awarded £99,000 to continue delivering the weekly sessions for those aged 8-24 living in Knightswood and Scotstounhill.

Across Scotland, 29 groups led by and for young people were given a share of £1,937,260 from the Young Start fund, which is delivered by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Maureen McGinn, National Lottery community fund chairwoman, said: “Young Start aims to support youth-led projects that help young people to grow in confidence and play an active part in realising their potential. I am delighted to announce this funding.”