Member News: Funding boost for Pathways to Confidence

21 July 2017

Member News: Funding boost for Pathways to Confidence

Covey Befriending has been awarded significant funding from the Big Lottery Fund for its Pathways to Confidence partnership project with Bellshill and Mossend YMCA.  

Pathways to Confidence first started in 2014, providing support to whole families by matching a vulnerable parent or guardian with a mentor who provides support for the family to help them access statutory services so they can improve their lives e.g. housing, finance, counselling and education.

Through COVEY and Bellshill YMCA working in partnership the Pathways service model is able to provide effective interventions into lives which are beset by interrelated problems. These include; poverty, isolation, substance misuse, mental and physical ill health, and disengagement from school.

Pathways to Confidence Family Support Coordinator Debbie Gavan said: "We’re absolutely delighted to be awarded this grant. It’s a fantastic recognition of everyone’s hard work who is involved with the project. Most importantly though it means we can continue to help the people we are here for."

The Bellshill and Mossend YMCA Association Manager Stephen Henderson thanked "the staff here at YMCA Bellshill and at COVEY for their work delivering and demonstrating Pathway’s successes. We’re thrilled to be able to continue working with COVEY for the people and communities in our area."

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: "I am delighted that COVEY has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish the COVEY every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community."

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