As we approach a new funding round, The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation will be taking a look back at some of our awardees from 2016.
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Cantraybridge College, sitting in the heart of rural Inverness-shire, is an education and skills development facility which provides vulnerable young adults the ability to access appropriate training opportunities
Cantraybridge delivers rural skills training to young adults with disabilities and autism alongside independent living skills development.
This hidden treasure, which has been helping young people for nearly 20 years, is tucked away in the beautiful countryside at Croy, not far from Inverness. Trustees have been following the progress of the College since a visit in 2014. Valuable work is being undertaken there to champion the rights of young people with disabilities by creating opportunities to learn and grow in a positive and interesting environment (both indoors and outdoors).
Engaging with the community has become key to ongoing developments there. Funding will support the proposed community classroom which will include a wildlife diversity garden and pond learning zone for educational visits from across the region. If you are in the area, the café is definitely worth a visit … not to mention a walk round their exotic birds sanctuary.
Cantraybridge College is deeply touched by the kind donation from the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation. Work is underway to erect the new Community Classroom and we are all looking forward to this exciting new facility being opened for both our students and the wider community. Tree planting has begun and the pond is already teeming with life, so a great place for visitors young and older to learn and enjoy. Lovely to meet recently with all the other fortunate charities and groups who have also benefited from the kindness and generosity of the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation.