Youth Grant Funding Secured
At Wiltshire Council’s Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board meeting on 10th March, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council were awarded £8650 toward Youth Work for the year. The award will support work in the town which is currently delivered by The Rise Trust charity, which provides Outreach Work supporting young people with advice and information alongside operating Children’s Centres in Wiltshire. The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Cllr Nic Hughes said ‘this is great news for our town and crucial for all young people as we start to come out of lock down. The Town Council are match funding this award, so £17,300 will be available to ensure our young people have access to the services that they may need in 2021’.
Members of the Area Board voted unanimously in favour of the application which will see the number of sessions offered throughout the year doubled. Town Clerk for Royal Wootton Bassett Mr Steve Nash said ‘as an ex youth worker myself I recognise the importance of supporting young people and sign posting them to extra support, helping them make the right choices and getting involved in community life, this is a great result’.
The Town Council are currently exploring the option of new activities in the town for young people and were successful in obtaining funds from the Kick Start Scheme to provide some local employment opportunities. Chair Person for the Area Board Cllr Alison Bucknell has also invited the young people of Royal Wootton Bassett to come and meet the board later in the year and discuss their concerns.
For further information please contact Steve Nash, Town Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01793 850222 during office hours.