AN award-winning Ribble Valley youth group has secured a £2,000 grant from sported. – one of the UKs leading Olympics legacy organisation.
The small grant is being used by Clitheroe Youth Forum to pay for sessional costs and to purchase equipment for a new fishing project.
Members of the Forum are working in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council, police, fire services and the Environment Agency to deliver the diversionary fishing project, which is aimed at reducing levels of anti-social behaviour, developing positive relationships between young people and the police and fire services, and also developing the confidence and self-esteem of young people.
Rehana Koser, regional manager for sported. said: “sported. are delighted to grant £2,000 to such a fantastic project. We are committed to supporting community groups like Clitheroe Youth Forum and helping them create a lasting legacy for young people.”
Youth volunteer Mel Diack commented: “The grant from sported. has been fantastic in helping to start this project. We are hoping to build on this initial grant and are looking to develop a sustainable project for young people at Pendle Fisheries through the creation of a lake and education centre specifically for the work with young people.”
The next round of the sported. small grants is now open with the deadline date of July 23rd 2012. To apply for this groups will need to apply for free membership with sported. at www.sported.org.uk.