A GRANT of £30,000 has been awarded to a project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Clydebank.

The Get Up and Go Youth Club will deliver after school youth club sessions for youngsters who have complex additional support needs.

The young people will take part in various fun activities such as outdoor pursuits, sports, arts and crafts, trips and residentials, which will help them to develop new skills, make new friends, and increase their confidence and self-esteem.

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Davina Conarty, senior youth worker at the club, said: “With this we’ll be able to engage young people in our community with activities that they may not normally have the opportunity to take part in and make a real positive difference to their health and wellbeing.”

Janet Morton, senior national officer for BBC Children in Need in Scotland, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve awarded a new grant to The Get Up and Go Club in Clydebank.

“Over the coming months and years we look forward to seeing the positive impact the project will have on the young people in the local community.”