For more than 30 years the Possilpark Children's Summer Camp has taken 32 children – many who have never left the city before – on a week's holiday to a residential camp in Edinburgh.
However, the club was at risk of having to reduce the numbers of children they could take due to funding cuts.
The project – which won the Team award in the Glasgow Community Champion Awards, run by the Evening Times and its partners in March 2010 – has been thrown a lifeline after being given £34,005 to finance the trip for the next two years.
It was among three in the north of Glasgow which enjoyed a share of a £122,598 package from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Start Fund.
The fund distributes money from dormant accounts –bank and building society accounts that have seen no customer-initiated activity for at least 15 years.
Raymond Flannigan, secretary of the project, said: "There were a few emotional outbursts in the office when we heard the application to fund our annual camp had been successful.
"This Young Start award will enable the committee to develop a more comprehensive recreational and educational respite experience for the children of the north of Glasgow, who, through no fault of their own, find themselves on the margins of society and having to face difficult situations at such an early age.
"Attending camp gives the children the opportunity to experience activities most children take for granted.
"Accessing the Young Start funding will allow the committee to continue with their fundraising activities with the knowledge that 'camp' is funded for the next two years."
The Disability Community, also based in Possilpark, received £38,953 for the Tuesday Teens project, which provides people aged 12 to 18 who have a range of disabilities, with fun activities, including Wii competitions, table tennis and computer training, at a weekly youth club.
New Rhythms for Glasgow's project, Way Into Music, was given £49,640 to provide music-based activities for disadvantaged young people.
A total of 20 groups in Scotland were given cash totalling £863,106.
Finance Secretary John Swinney said: "This investment from dormant bank accounts will contribute to a better future for some of our teenagers by helping them develop the skills they need to find work, such as CV preparation, or by improving their confidence to allow them to reach their full potential."