Hundreds of young people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are feeling the benefit thanks to the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office funding of dozens of schemes.
The People Power Fund invites community groups to bid for funding to run all manner of different schemes from providing positive activities for young people to programmes targeted at specific groups such as elderly or homeless people.
The latest awards will be announced soon and Staffordshire Commissioner Matthew Ellis recently visited two beneficiaries of previous funding rounds – Wombourne Youth Boxing Club and the Splat young people’s initiative in Moss Green, Stoke-on-Trent (pictured) – to see youth work in action.
Matthew Ellis said:
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to see first-hand the good work being done as a direct result of the People Power Fund scheme.
“It is by making relatively small investments in schemes such as these at community level that we hope to make a real difference further down the line, particularly for young people who benefit from the structure and focused approach of regular sessions.
“At Wombourne Youth Boxing Club it was fantastic to see officers from Staffordshire Police giving their time for a great cause and the hard-working volunteers at Moss Green were equally inspiring.”
Awards from the most recent round of applications to the People Power Fund will be announced in the coming weeks. The next round of applications open in August.
For more information on the People Power Fund, click here.