The charitable objects of the Trust for the advancement of citizenship and community development are delivered through the Splash initiative. Splash was set up to improve the employability skills/experience and the physical and mental wellbeing of the Eyemouth residents. The Splash project provides access to a range of quality services such as employability training; certificated courses; healthy eating activities; community learning courses; skills and entrepreneurship events.
The Splash project provides access to a range of quality services such as
• Volunteering opportunities
• 1-1 Support
• Wellbeing and information sessions
Splash volunteering opportunities are for all ages. Current opportunities for volunteering include Eyemouth Larder and Community Fridge, Splash Brunch Hub, beach cleans, youth group and producing the ‘Teen Talks’ pages for the Eyemouth Living magazine. We also offer all of your young volunteers Saltire Awards. https://saltireawards.scot/
Over the last few months we have delivered a 2-day interactive pasta event in Eyemouth Primary school, where all 337 pupils engaged in the prepping and cooking of pasta dishes. 32 pasta dishes were made and tasted over the 2-day event, with many ingredients coming from Eyemouth larder & community fridge, Greenvale and Drysdales. 10 organisations were involved in the cooking and delivery of this event, along with 5 of our young volunteers.
12 of our volunteers have gained First Aid at work
10 Volunteers have completed online suicide prevention training
15 volunteers have gained food hygiene awareness or food hygiene training
5 volunteers have completed Child protection training
1 young volunteer won the Volunteer Centre Borders young volunteer of the year award
Splash attended the volunteering event in Eyemouth High school on June, with 5 young people looking to become new volunteers
Splash recently hosted;
• Andysman club information evening. For more information go to; https://andysmanclub.co.uk/
• Let’s talk menopause which we will be delivering again later in the year. For more information on this please email email@example.com
• Volunteer team building day in our new office building in the Masons Hall
We recently co-delivered a Police awareness session with Connect Berwickshire Youth Project and our local police officers, which involved some role play and highlighted some of the incidents and issues the police are dealing with. This was a fun session; however, it highlighted many dangers and raised some interesting and important questions.
Splash worked with Connect to deliver the beach bbq as part of Connect’s summer programme and attended one of the activities at Foxlake, building relationships with both staff and young people taking part.
We are currently running our Summer programme for a group of S3 young people, which includes team building activities, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, Rib trip & a day in Edinburgh at the National museum.
We have our new Womens Chill, Skill & Chat group now running to find out what Women are looking to engage in and learn new skills, from DIY up-skilling to getting involved in new hobbies. This group runs on a Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm
For more information on any of our projects, groups or volunteering opportunities please email Susie Hopewell our Community Development Manager at; firstname.lastname@example.org