Celebrating young people in Cambridgeshire
March 22nd, 2016
COMMUNITY organisations whose work has supported young people in Cambridgeshire were celebrated last night (Monday 21st March) at an event organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright.
All the organisations present recently received funding from Sir Graham’s Youth Fund, set up in 2014 with Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to engage young people in positive activities in their community.
Groups including Young People March, DIAL Peterborough, Cherry Hinton Baptist Church and Ramsey Neighbourhood Trust were presented with certificates by Sir Graham at the event.
Community groups and charities have been able to apply for grants up to £2,000 to fund activities that have the potential to reduce youth crime.
Sir Graham welcomed the organisations:
“Over the past year, I have seen first-hand how a small amount of money can make a significant difference.
“Young people have built on existing skills of team work, listening and communication and improved their knowledge of topics such as road safety and maintenance of motorbikes and bicycles. In the process they have gained confidence, some have taken up apprenticeships and others have returned to college or gained qualifications and employment. Tonight was an evening to be proud of.”
To date, the Fund has given 37 awards totalling £55,000 helping around 2000 young people.
The Youth Fund makes good use of the Police Property Act which allows the Force to use monies received from the sale of found property and from property confiscated by order of court and then sold.
If you would like to apply for a grant that supports young people then visit the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website at www.cambscf.org.uk/