Funding for Barton-upon-Humber youth club
Published by Natasha Jones for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education, Housing
Young person taking part in Easter activity
Thanks to Sanctuary Housing and Grasp the Nettle, a local community led organisation, young residents in the Barton-upon-Humber area can make use of an exciting new free youth club named ‘Mini Edge’.
Following Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas funding of £1,000, Grasp the Nettle has been able to offer a place for young people aged 8 to 12 to socialise every Tuesday and enjoy some great activities including baking, gaming, sports, music and creative arts and crafts.
Located at the Viking Centre, the newly formed youth group takes place from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and is in addition to Grasp the Nettle’s existing youth club that runs for 12 to 17 year olds on Thursday’s. Young members of the existing Thursday group have volunteered to help with ‘Mini Edge’ and are working towards gaining a Plant Your Future AQA Award in volunteering with Grasp the Nettle.
Grasp the Nettle is one of many community groups across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund. Now in its third year, the fund offers up to £1,000 to groups that need financial support to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of local residents.
Geraldine Gough, from Grasp the Nettle, said: “On behalf of the children I’d like to say a big thank you to Sanctuary Housing for helping us set up this fabulous new club. Hopefully this is just the start of a fantastic new partnership!”
The Grand Ideas Fund is open for applications from charities, residents groups and voluntary organisations. The fund is designed to support as wide a variety of projects as possible – from youth activities to the improvement of community facilities.
The youth clubs host a range of activities for children and young people and also offer family sessions during seasonal times such as Easter. For more details contact Grasp the Nettle.