Community Fund gives young homeless people a chance
Young homeless people are to benefit from £94,151 worth of awards made by the Community Fund in the North East today to BUZZ Youth Project run by Community Campus ’87 (Cleveland) Ltd.
Community Fund North East Regional Committee Chair, John Goddard, said “The North East region is today helping young people in an imaginative first rate project. I congratulate those who have received the award from us for their enterprise and initiative in getting this project off the ground.”
The work this project is doing will help to develop confidence and skills; enabling homeless young people to move onto access mainstream services and become independent.
The project will work with young people (16-25) who access a range of this organisation’s services (targeted at homeless people and those at risk of exclusion). The project will offer informal learning, training and volunteering opportunities and support, to enable users to move on from their crisis situation.
The beneficiaries will be encouraged to volunteer to act as “buddies” for the next generation of project users and to help manage the project.
“The grants we have awarded in the North East region reflect our policy of targeting our resources at those most in need of help.”
For further details please contact Mr Lawrence McAnelly, Community Campus ’87 (Cleveland) Ltd. on 01642 357364.
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