Project information

CANAPE Training Kitchen

CANAPE will train vulnerable young people in our new training kitchen in Lanark. We will provide training and valuable work experience giving them a better chance at gaining full time employment with other employers.

July 2015 - June 2020

Charity information: CANAPE - Choosing A New And Positive Employment SCIO

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  • Need


    Our vulnerable young people find it very difficult to find employment as they are least likely to have previous work experience, may have little or no qualifications, have low self confidence, low self esteem and need some support, encouragement, direction in a supportive training environment to build up their soft skills.


    We will provide emotional support, mental health support, catering training, voluntary work experience to young people who would like to pursue a career in catering and hospitality.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support at least 10 young people in the first 12 months in our new training kitchen in Lanark.


    » We have referral networks already in place to refer vulnerable young people to us.

    What success will look like

    We will follow our young people for around 2 years to ensure that once they have moved on from us, they are still moving in a positive direction.

  • Impact


    We will tackle the exclusion of our client group from the work place and will support them to turn their lives around and will advocate on their behalf as well as giving them the basic skills and training that they require to go out and find suitable full time employment. Their mental health will be improved, they will be more employable, they will be more confident, more skilled and more qualified as a result of spending time with us.


    Lack of funding for new equipment.
    We have back up plans in place to purchase second hand equipment if we are still short of funding for our training kitchen.


    We update our website, our twitter and our facebook regularly and donors can come and visit our sites and see what we do in action.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Catering Equipment Professional Equipment for our training kitchen
      £25,000 Kitchen Manager To train our young people in catering
  • Background


    Canape Training Kitchen will be based at Langloch, just outside Lanark. We are based centrally in Clydesdale and within easy travelling distance of most of South Lanarkshire's larger towns.


    The majority of our young people will have recently offended and will be housed in some of the most deprived areas in South Lanarkshire. They tend to have to live from day to day due to the limited resources at their disposal.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CANAPE know our food and we know our client group - We have just been short listed for a Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Award 2015 in the service product category.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kitchen Manager

    Who will work directly with our young people and train them in our training kitchen.

    Our Young People

    Our young people are the main reason our organisation exists.


    Customers are the people who help us to keep raising money which allows us to support more and more young people.