Year of Young People Funding for Wave Team

This week we got the fantastic news that our Wave Highland project has been awarded funding to involve under 25s in improving local sexual health services.

The £10,000 award from the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund will be used to help us recruit and train a group of young people to form a steering group focusing on sexual health issues.

The group aims to give young people a voice in ensuring their sexual health and relationship needs are met by services. With Wave’s support, the group will have opportunity to design and run their own campaigns and lead on work that is important to them and their peers.

Launched in November last year, our Wave project provides sexual health and relationships education programmes to under 25s across Highland. The funding will allow the team to continue consulting and working with young people to keep these programmes relevant, useful and make learning about sex and relationships enjoyable.

If you are under 25, live in Highland and are interested in being involved in the steering group, get in touch to find out more – email

Jo Sykes, Young People’s Education Coordinator for Wave said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund!

We want to ensure young people are at the forefront of evaluating, developing and improving sexual health services and this funding will allow us to fully involve young people in shaping future programmes and resources within the Wave Project.

The funding will also allow us to support young people, some in particularly remote and rural areas with limited access to support, to have a voice and stand up for their rights in regards to their sexual health and relationships. We can’t wait to get started.”

Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Seona Reid, said: “I am delighted that Waverley Care has been successful in securing an award from the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund. The Wave project has already had a huge impact in improving how young people engage with sexual health services and this award will enable them to develop this work further. I wish Waverley Care every success as it works to improve young people’s health and wellbeing in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People.”

You can find out more about the Wave Highland project from