About UsContraflow was originated by the local churches in Helensburgh and the surrounding area, when a group of representatives got together in early 1997 to discuss what could be done for the youth of the town. After much consideration, contact was made with Scripture Union and a committee was formed under the title of HACYP - 'Helensburgh Area Christian Youth Project'.
Finally in May 1998 a charitable trust was formed, with the name 'Contraflow' as the working title for the project.
The project has had 7 youth workers since its outset, though we are currently in a vacancy - and we hope to have our Advert for the vacancy 'live' by the beginning of December 2020, with a closing date in January 2022
Funding for the project has come from a number of avenues, namely individual giving (including covenants and gift aid), fund raising, direct support of the churches and refunded tax from the Inland Revenue.
The Contraflow Vision is:
To share God's love with young people in the area and to see them responding to the significance of Jesus through:
- Exploring the Bible with the children and young people
- Supporting youth leaders in the churches
- Building relationships with the young people and their families
Contraflow is part of the Scripture Union Associate Worker Scheme and is a recognised Scottish Charity (No. SC027973)