We are delighted to be the recipient of a Big Lottery Young Start award totalling £82, 421 over three years. This is an amazing boost to our project and the delivery of our group work programme to young parents living in North Edinburgh. One of our parents, Joanne, spoke to the Big Lottery to tell them what the group has meant for her;
“I am so excited to hear that Stepping Stones has received funding from Young Start. It has been a massive support in my life since having my children and has allowed me to gain skills and qualifications while meeting other parents in a similar situation to me. I’ve really enjoy getting the opportunity to be creative and develop myself. If it wasn’t for the service I would most likely be socially isolated and struggle to deal with the ups and downs life throws at you.
“I have accessed support from staff around debt, housing and parenting and also often seek support from my peers within the group. It makes me happy to know that the service is secure for the coming years and that other young parents will be able to get the same opportunities that I have had.”
It is great that Young Start funding is able to compliment our other funding for group work and ensure the continued delivery of this valued service.