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Surfs Up!

06 April 2015

Wave project Scotland is celebrating following a £5000 grant from the Sport Relief Home and Away programme.

The grant will enable the Dunbar based project to offer free surfing lessons for disadvantaged young people, as well as a weekly surf club throughout the summer at Belhaven Bay.

Jamie Marshall who runs Wave Project Scotland said, ”The aim of the project is not just to teach young people to surf but to encourage them to help support each other and overcome a problem. In this way, they learn about co-operation and team work as well as building their own confidence and self-esteem. Above all there is no other feeling that can compare with catching your first wave.”

The Sport Relief Home and Away Programme, is part of Legacy 2014. This fund is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and money raised through Sport Relief. The fund supports groups and projects across Scotland using the power and inspiration of sport to reach, engage and support young people who face limited opportunities.

The small grants “Home” phase of the programme is managed by Foundation Scotland who using its grant-making expertise will ensure the fund has long lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

The programme will make grants up to £5K to support projects and initiatives which using sport as a tool can demonstrate the following:

• Young people lead less chaotic lives and engage in less harmful lifestyles
• Young people recover, cope and thrive in the face of severe personal, family and social adversity
• Young people progress into employment, enterprise, training and education opportunities

The next deadline for the fund is 27th April 2015. Groups looking to apply should visit /programmes/home-and-away/ for further information.


Notes to Editors

Legacy 2014

Legacy 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative working to secure a lasting legacy for Scotland from hosting the XX Commonwealth Games. There are 55 Legacy 2014 national programmes delivered by national partners and more than 80 Supporting Legacy 2014 projects in place across Scotland, generating jobs and training opportunities, investing in new or upgraded community facilities, helping people to get more active and inspiring fun learning opportunities and new global connections. Visit and Assessing Legacy for more information and to see what has already been achieved or follow @Legacy2014scot on Twitter

Scottish Home and Away Programme.
The small grants ‘Home’ programme is part of the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away programme, helping to secure a legacy form the XX Commonwealth Games and is 50% funded by the Scottish Government and 50% funded by Comic Relief.

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