Windfall for youth project

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AMBLE Youth Project has scooped a £5,000 grant, helping it provide Friday night sessions for youngsters in the town.

The youth project, a registered charity that operates from Dilston Terrace, provides a range of opportunities and services for people between the ages of 11 and 19 and is a base from where they can access information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including health, training and employment.

It is open five full days and five evenings a week for 51 weeks of the year.

And thanks to the recent four-figure grant, awarded from Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Fund to pay for staffing costs, the centre will be able to continue to open on Friday evenings – a time when young people may otherwise be out on the streets.

Coun Roger Styring, deputy leader of the county council, said: “The centre is well established and well thought of in and around the town and I’m pleased that the funding from the council will help to extend the activities it provides.”