Boost for town’s youth

A CHARITY has secured important funding which will benefit youngsters in Amble.

The Amble Youth Project, which is based at the town’s Dilston Terrace, has been awarded four grants to support a number of initiatives it runs.

Maureen Middlemiss, project manager, said: “The funding we have received in recent weeks will benefit many young people in Amble and further improve the provision we offer to youth in the area.”

An Awards for All grant will pay for a year’s activities for young people in the area and will aim to offer them access to a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities at holiday periods and other times throughout the year.

Meanwhile, funding from Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Scheme will go towards working with young people on Friday evenings.

The Youth Project offers a range of activities, healthy eating support and advice.

A grant from the Proctor and Gamble (P&G) fund will go towards other activities identified by the young people who use the Youth Project, which currently offers them the chance to take part in football coaching at Amble Welfare every Wednesday between 6pm and 7.30pm with professional football coaches.

This is open to all youths over the age of 10.

The Youth Project has also secured money from The Northumberland Group Fund which will ensure that its daytime A4YP (Advice for Young People) project, previously Connexions, will continue to offer support, information, advice and guidance three days each week.

It will also provide the same service at Hadston House Youth Project, every Monday between 11am and 1pm, and works with young people who are not in education, employment or training and offers access to job search facilities, help with job applications, welfare and benefits advice, as well as use of the internet, phone and other resources.

Amble Youth Project is open four evenings each week as well as offering support in a number of initiatives during the day.

It delivers three junior youth sessions and four senior youth sessions each week as well as providing two youth sessions at Hadston House Youth Project and one junior youth session at Lynemouth Resource Centre.

Project workers from Amble Youth Project are also involved in outreach work at the Welfare and at other locations in the town throughout the year.

There are over 20 days of activities planned during the summer holiday period.

For more information, call 01670 863006 or 07841 189186.