Charity's boost to help young people

An organisation supporting young people has received a funding boost to help its work post Covid.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 9:00 am
Claire Gascoigne, Youth Development Coordinator at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project, with Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy.

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP) has received a £2,500 donation from financial technology business True Potential to help continue its work post-lockdown with young people in the town.

CVYP was established as a charity in 1990, offering a wide range of services in partnership with several key agencies to the young people in this area.

Among the activities are fun and specialised youth groups giving young people access to a wide range of opportunities and award schemes.

Officials say their work is focused on offering a range of opportunities than can further the social and personal development of young people.

The organisation was nominated for a donation from True Potential by Blyth Valley MP in Levy, who praised CVYP’s work in the community

True Potential’s Chief Executive and Harrison Foundation trustee, Daniel Harrison, said: “True Potential is a big believer in a hand up and we’ve always sought to help those local unsung heroes and charities who do amazing work on the ground.

“I’m grateful to Ian for bringing Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project to our attention and I can see that the work they do has a long-lasting impact on young people’s lives and in their local communities. It’s exactly the kind of project that we are delighted to support.”

Claire Gascoigne, Youth Development Coordinator at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project, said: “We are really grateful for the generous donation from True Potential and Ian Levy for nominating us.

"This will make a big difference for the young people after the past year of restrictions and lack of opportunities to socialise and get much needed support.

"Young people with disabilities, young carers and those who attend our pop up activities will benefit from this support.”

Mr Levy added: “Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is an excellent organisation with brilliant staff.

"I am delighted they have been awarded this funding having done so much for local residents during and post lockdown.

"They are an exemplar for providing activities and opportunities for young people that have a lasting impact on their lives.”