TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNGSTERS GETS FUNDING BOOST
A Dudley project that helps young people transform their lives has received a funding boost.
The Prince’s Trust 12 week self development programme, run in conjunction with City of Wolverhampton, has been voted Local Community project by shoppers at Asda in Netherton.
The programme received a cheque for £200, which will be used to buy tools and supplies to help the students carry out community projects in the local area.
Prince’s Trust Team Leader Lisa Blakeway said: “We are delighted to receive this money, which will make a huge difference to what we do. As part of the 12 week programme students spend a fortnight out in the community carrying out a project such as building a sensory garden for a school or repainting a youth centre, and this cash will enable us to purchase equipment we need to do that.
“Our thanks go out to all the shoppers who voted for us!”
The Prince’s Trust Team programme gives unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem through a range of outdoor activities, community work and work experience.
For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.
For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.