£240k boost for youngsters

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Two city projects designed to support people facing tough challenges in their lives are to benefit from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away programme.

The Junction has been awarded a £119,000 grant to enable the centre in Leith to offer more than 750 counselling sessions to young people aged 12-21.

Meanwhile, The Circle project has also been awarded a grant of £119,000 to provide support to young people in the area by working with their families.