The Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) is a self-funding charity operating a network of nearly 70 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Their unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.
Scottish Youth Hostel Association Good Neighbour Funding
Provident Good Neighbour funding for the ‘Give us a break’ programme aims to tackle social exclusion through the provision of hostel based short trips for groups of disadvantaged young people, for many of whom it is the first time they have stayed away from home.
The activity breaks are designed to encourage the young people to broaden their horizons, develop new ideas and skills and to build their self-confidence to tackle everyday situations. As a result, they feel more confident after taking part, brought about by facing their fears and being out of their comfort zone.