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Support for young people’s community groups highlighted by Commissioner on UN International Youth Day

TO mark UN International Youth Day (12th August), Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby, is calling on community organisations supporting young people to bid into his Youth and Community Fund.

The Fund, now in its 5th year, supports young people to actively participate and contribute where they live, helping them to become active members of their community and lead more fulfilling lives.

With this year’s International Youth Day celebrating the ways in which young people across the world contribute in their communities, the Commissioner is reminding groups across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough how his Fund can help local young people.

“When children and young people feel isolated from their community they can become vulnerable to becoming a victim or getting involved in crime,” says Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby.

“For many young people, lockdown has exasperated feelings of loneliness and isolation. Charities across the county have had to adapt the way they deliver services in order to continue to support young people.

“Throughout Covid-19, my Youth and Community Fund has helped a number of local charities and organisations continue their important work, ensuring young people can continue to make positive contributions within their communities, both during and after lockdown restrictions are eased.

“If you have an idea you would like to discuss with me, please get in touch.”

The Commissioner’s Youth and Community Fund is open to voluntary and community organisations who can apply for grants of up to £3,000 towards their project.

Projects which have received funding in the past have included “Coming into Care” packs for children and young people entering care, purchase of laptops and tablets for young people fleeing domestic abuse with their families and the establishment of boxing sessions within communities.

More information about the terms and conditions of the funding can be found here.