Cromarty Youth Café given a helping hand from the Port of Cromarty Firth
The Cromarty Youth Café has been given a major funding boost by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PoCF) to help fund their work in the local community.
A donation of £1000 from the Port’s Community Sponsorship Programme helped the project to fund their exciting summer activities programmes. They offer a wide range of weekly activities with hot and cold food provided at every activity.
The club is one of a number of organisations and projects to benefit from the latest round of funding from the programme, which aims to safeguard and develop Cromarty Firth communities, for the benefit of local people.
High Life Highland Youth Development Officer Wanda Mackay said, “We at Cromarty Youth Café are absolutely delighted at receiving our sponsorship from the Port of Cromarty Firth. It has enabled us to deliver a fun filled Summer Programme with a wide range of exciting activities and opportunities, which kept young people participating, having fun whilst learning, gaining new skills, and improving their confidence, and they all enjoyed the best of fresh fruit and food daily. “
“Young leaders volunteered daily to support the programme and as a result gained many hours volunteering which improved their skills and knowledge, they have recently been recognised with awards. In such difficult times this had made a real positive impact.”
The project has been running for over 26 years and continues to provide activities and opportunities for young people to get involved, get heard and get on.
PoCF Chief Executive, Bob Buskie, said: “The Port takes great pride in seeing the fantastic work that our Community Sponsorship Programme enables others to carry out within the community.”
“The Cromarty Youth Café plays a vital role in our local community by supporting young people, enabling them to develop their voice and helping them to reach their full potential.”
Community projects, schools or local charities based in one of the nine communities that border the Cromarty Firth are welcome to apply for support.
They can do so by submitting an application form stating the project’s objectives, aspirations and the benefits to the community, along with a letter/email of support from their local Community Council.
Projects must be collaborative and meet one of five eligibility criteria:
• Skills development, employability or job creation,
• Vessel crew or passenger support,
• Environmental protection or enhancement,
• Events or projects which encourage inter-community collaboration,
Application forms are available on the Port of Cromarty Firth website or from email@example.com.