Glasgow Life (FAB)
Glasgow Life was awarded funding of £148,850 to run from April 2018 to March 2021
Young people with care experience have told us that they would love more opportunities to be active and have fun, developing their interests and trying out new things in areas such as music, art, sport and crafts. The Creative and Active Lives funding initiative was created with this in mind.
The funding will support young people with care experience to increase their social networks, skills and improve their health. These projects all have young people at their heart, as the Trust works with organisations that create opportunities for young people to design and lead programmes themselves. The Trust awarded a total of £1,746,170 to fourteen Creative and Active Lives projects across Scotland.
The Family Activity Budget project (FAB) gives young people with care experience and their carers/parents a budget to use on local sporting and cultural activities, so they can have the same level of access to Glasgow’s cultural and sporting heritage as other young people. Local organisations register as a FAB provider and young people then use their Young Scot card as a means to register and pay.
With this funding, young people with care experience have the opportunity to try new things, mix with their peers, broaden their relationships and progress through their chosen interest, with support to maintain their attendance. Importantly, providers benefit from a better understanding of the issues vulnerable young people can face, while young people can improve their confidence, self-esteem and connections to their community.