Burnfoot Community Futures is one of 23 projects across Scotland sharing £957,526 of dormant banks and building society cash from the Young Start Fund.
In the latest round of funding, the Hawick organisation has been awarded £44,748 to run an employability project based on fashion and textile technology.
The project will culminate in a community event to showcase the designs that are produced.
The course will be aimed at young parents and young people from the Hawick area who have been unable to sustain engagement in school or college, and will help to improve their skills, confidence and self-belief.
Burnfoot Community Futures aims to:
- improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Burnfoot
- enhance the social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities, environment and economy of Burnfoot.