AN arts charity has been awarded £25,000 to support its work with young people in Barrhead.

Impact Arts, based in Glasgow, has been given the cash by the Scottish Children’s Lottery to help fund a Creative Pathways programme.

The team at Impact Arts uses creativity to enable and empower social change, working with children and young people, as well as older members of the community, to build confidence and new skills and help people back into work or education.

The charity is supported by Chance to Succeed, which operates under the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

Fiona Doring, director of Impact Arts, said: “This funding from the Scottish Children’s Lottery has been instrumental in supporting Impact Arts to boost young people’s employment prospects through opening up creative opportunities.

“Our Creative Pathways programmes in Glasgow and Barrhead have been incredibly varied. We have offered introductions to digital art, environmental design and upcycling.

“Crucially, the programmes are always directed by the young people we work with and tailored to suit their needs in order to get them the best possible results in their journey to employment, training or further education.

“With this injection of funding, we have been even better equipped to ensure that young people facing significant barriers are receiving a rewarding engagement with the arts and the vital personal development that comes with this.”

The Scottish Children’s Lottery was launched in October 2016, with proceeds being used to help improve the lives of children right across the country and make a difference to those who need it most.