ACK’s Young Champions


26th January 2016

Along Came Kirsty CIC are local charity consultants and community interest company. They  are delighted to be announcing their latest project to support local disadvantaged children and young people (CYP) by offering work based training at their offices. Along Came Kirsty CIC believe that by helping disadvantaged children and young people to develop a range of skills and knowledge of the third sector, including charities and social enterprise, and enabling them to experience working in a professional work place environment, this training placement will have the potential to support CYP, increase confidence and self-esteem, and improve their prospects of employment.

Along Came Kirsty CIC are asking local business people to support this objective and are launching a crowdfunding opportunity so that businesses can get involved. Children, Youth and Volunteer Manager, Anthea Reid, who is leading this initiative, explains why this project is important to the area. “Offering these young people an opportunity to develop new skills in a professional supportive workplace will be an investment in the future workforce in Dundee. They will hopefully develop a new mindset to support social enterprises and charities and will take their new skills and knowledge back to their communities”.

Along Came Kirsty CIC believe they are in a unique situation to carry out this project, given the skill set of their team of consultants, proven track record working with volunteers, community interest company status and current relationships with schools, and other sources of referrals. “Our expert team of consultants have skills in supporting charities and social enterprises with funding, marketing, research, feasibility studies, event management, networking and years of experience working with children and young people in schools and the community, so we are exceptionally well placed to deliver this project” explains Managing Director Kirsty Thomson, “We want to develop the social conscience of young people and introduce them to a sector they may have had little, or no, experience with. The project will improve the employment potential of disadvantaged CYP from local schools where children’s attainment levels are low and there are behavioural issues with frequent exclusion from school”.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the crowdfunding appeal should go to

For further information please contact

Anthea Reid on 01382 339560 or


ACK CIC is a Community Interest Company that supports individuals, projects, groups, small/medium sized charities and social enterprises.

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