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Give Kids a Chance is a community project, made possible through partnership between funding bodies, local businesses, local communities, local authorities, Grampian Police, qualified instructors and volunteers. The project is co-ordinated and managed by Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership.

Give Kids a Chance began in 1997 with the aim of encouraging and supporting disadvantaged young people, to develop and sustain long term hobbies and interests.  The initial aim was to divert young people from negative activities such as drug and alcohol misuse and anti social behaviour.   It soon became evident that many young people were missing out on opportunities for social and personal skills development and were in need of support from Give Kids a Chance.  Give Kids a Chance now has places for up to 155 young people and offers more than 34 different activities led by qualified instructors and supervisors.  The benefits of involvement in the scheme are increased self-esteem and confidence and improved personal and social skills, but often, more importantly Give Kids a Chance provides the opportunity to experience what others take for granted - the simple pleasure of a hobby.

The project already boasts several long term business partnerships and has enjoyed financial backing from the Scottish Drugs Challenge Fund, Community Safety Partnerships, Health Improvement Funds in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, Community Regeneration and Fairer Scotland Funding, The Wood Family Trust, Cash for Kids and Children in Need.

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Give Kids a Chance:

  • brings something positive in young peoples lives
  • develops new interests and skills
  • develops practical and social skills
  • relieves boredom and boosts confidence
  • diverts away from negative activities