The Xcel Project is based on three core themes – Activity, Employability and Leadership. These underpin all our projects and services. These include holiday programmes, youth club, youth cafe, drop-in nights and projects with local schools. Xcel’s Youth Information Centre offers safe internet access, social interaction, support and advice as well as information on a wide range of issues.


Our activities form the basis of everything we do. We offer opportunities for young people of all ages to engage with the project, have fun, learn and develop themselves. We are always looking at new ideas for projects and activities.


Leadership is an important part of the Xcel Project. The majority of our volunteers are under the age of 25 and we also want to give young people who have engaged in the project previously the chance to stay involved.


We want to challenge young people to look at what they are going to do when they leave school or exit further education. We will encourage them to think about their future and provide them with the information and skills they need.


Helping young people gain new skills and realise their potential
in the challenging environment of a rural area


Our mission is to provide recreational facilities and activities for young people in Eskdale, in an enjoyable and safe environment, with the objectives of improving their health, education and opportunities in life and to develop and deliver programmes that will help them gain new skills and realise their potential in the challenging environment of a small rural area.