Group offering a safe space for young people supported by Charnwood Community Grant
Published: Mon 13th March, 2023
A community group which engages and works with young people across the borough has been awarded a £5,000 community grant from Charnwood Borough Council.
Shepshed based, Passion Youth Group, helps develop young people’s skills to make them more employable and also offers them a safe space to meet.
The Council awarded £60,000 worth of community grants in its latest round of funding to 15 fantastic community, voluntary and facility projects across Charnwood, including Passion.
Charnwood Community Grants worth thousands of pounds are awarded every year by the Council as part of its commitment to create healthy communities.
Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council’s lead member for communities, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Passion and the work they do to help young people.
“Every year, our Charnwood grants help many groups and organisations provide services and facilities which benefit thousands of residents. I would encourage groups and organisations to consider applying for funding in the next round of grants.”
Passion engages with over 100 young people a week, offering them advice on issues they may have and helping them to become more employable. They are an open-door service that helps to empower young people to realise their potential.
Victoria Gould, youth work manager at Passion, said: “This money has enabled Passion to keep the heating on. As a charity we have to pay business prices for our electric. It has also allowed Passion to employ local people to maintain the services we provide. We are very grateful that Charnwood Borough Council values young people in the community.”
The £5,000 community grant will be used to help employ paid youth workers and allow the group to keep running and offering their helpful services to young people across Shepshed and the surrounding area.
To find out more about Passion and the service that they offer, visit their website.
The Council offers a wide range of community grants to Voluntary and Community sector organisations across Charnwood.
A number of organisations supported in the latest round of community grants are helping residents with any cost-of-living concerns.
To receive information on when the next grant rounds for 2023/24 open please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to our VC Support Email Alert Service.