Welcome to STARPIC PROJECT  “a great community project for all“.

Founded in 2014 by Chris Cooney with the vision to bring activities into communities.  Originally starting in a church hall, the project has grown and engages with over 95 young people weekly.  We deliver activities to various age groups, working in partnership with communities, schools and other agencies throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.  

The focus is to improve achievement while making sports and activities accessible to families, removing barriers and making it accessible for all with a holistic approach.  

Identifying challenges within the community and school environment assists in supporting children and young people to lead healthy, active lifestyles now and in the future.

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Starpic youth project engages with young people in a safe youth work setting, building confidence and transferable skills.

Starpic deliver various activities throughout Edinburgh as part of the ‘active schools’ programme.


Starpic dance delivers high quality coaching at all levels. Building confidence and providing a performance pathway.


The vision at STARPIC is to provide a safe space for all children and young people giving the opportunities to realise their potential, while building transferable skills for the future.


Our mission at STARPIC is to support young people while removing barriers towards creating confident individuals,  successful learners and guiding towards a more positive destination while improving attendance and achievement. 

We have secured funding to allow specific activities to be delivered in the greater community as part of the “Youth Project“. Funding makes this possible and allows our highly skilled team to engage with many who otherwise would not have the opportunity to gain transferable skills for the future.
As STARPIC PROJECT is a ‘NOT FOR PROFIT’ all generated funds, donations and any income goes directly into the running of the project.