Swan Trust encourages Berwickshire’s youngsters

Eyemouth Scouts at an adventure camp in Norway
Eyemouth Scouts at an adventure camp in Norway
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Young people and youth organisations are being invited to apply for grants from Berwickshire’s Swan Youth Trust.

Awards, ranging from £100 to £600, are made twice a year in memory of Sir William Swan, a former Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire.

The trust was set up in 1989 to mark the retirement of Sir William’s retirement as Lord Lieutenant; its purpose being “to provide financial assistance to young people and youth organisations in Berwickshire for education and training with the aim of broadening the experience of young people and building their confidence and abilities”.

Over the past 20+ years grants totalling almost £30,000 have been awarded to 147 organisations and individuals for a wide range of projects.

Youngsters have been given help to take part in sports projects; groups such as the Scouts, Brownies and Guides have been able to provide residential trips, workshops, purchase play equipment, sports equipment and arts and crafts materials; and individuals have had help with voluntary work overseas and instructor training from ballet to golf.

The trustees meet twice a year on May 1 and October 1 to consider applications from young people and youth organisations in Berwickshire and as the first meeting of 2014 approaches they are keen to hear from potential applicants from Berwickshire.

For details and application forms contact Allan Swan, hon secretary on 018907 50429 admin@bainswanarchitects.com.