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Enabling young people to excel

Posted on 16 May 2019

 

A three-year programme to provide opportunities for young people and reduce the impact of violence on the local community will be funded by £150,000 from the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund.

“We are delighted to be the first housing association to receive this level of funding from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund,” said Successful Places Programme Manager, Sarah Willis.  “This will help us to improve the lives of young people, their families and the wider community through working with them to create positive activities, safe places for them to connect, and opportunities to develop skills.

“We are already doing some great grassroots work in the local community and our ambitious new programme, which is closely aligned to Lambeth’s wider plans to reducing the impact of violence, will enable us to launch a further six projects for residents in Stockwell Gardens and the Kennington Park Estate in the new year.”

 The new programme, Hyde’s Young People (HYPE) will see the Successful Places Team work with the local community and young people across the next three years to build positive pathways to (which) enable them to succeed.

“The aim is to develop community-led solutions and provide a range of opportunities, including education, enterprise and employment, to strengthen communities and families,” Sarah explained.

HYPE, is part of a wider programme of positive activities for young people already being delivered by Hyde’s partners in Stockwell and Kennington. These programmes have been funded by Battersea Power Station, Optivo and Hyde Charitable Trust.