Youth project wins award and business help

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is one of the 12 Weston Charity Award winners 2015.
Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is one of the 12 Weston Charity Award winners 2015.
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A voluntary youth project based in south east Northumberland will receive business coaching and mentoring following an award win.

Twelve charities working in the areas of youth, welfare and community have been selected for Weston Charity Awards across the north east, including Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP).

CVYP engages with young people aged eight to 25, including those with disabilities, those in care and young carers, as well as young people coping with drug or alcohol issues and school exclusions.

They offer a wide programme of activities in Cramlington and the surrounding areas of south east Northumberland.

The charity now has access to a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight, which has been bringing together top business talent with small charities for over ten years.

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s director, Philippa Charles, said: “We’ve had an amazing response from charities across the north which are tackling some of the toughest challenges such as youth unemployment, mental health issues and homelessness.

“We are looking forward to supporting the winning charities to achieve their goals.”