Published: 9th Sep 2019

Around 1,600 community–led projects in England are celebrating after being awarded more than £58m of National Lottery funding. The funding will go to a wide range of projects supporting local communities to thrive, and much of it has been awarded specifically to projects run for or by young people, empowering them to take the lead on things that are important to them and their communities. One of these projects isAlum Rock Community Club in Birmingham, which has been awarded almost £10,000 to run football sessions for local children and young people, as well as provide them with coaching opportunities. Around 70 children aged from four to 16-years-old will benefit from the project over the next year, where they will enjoy meeting new friends and learning new skills through football games on Saturdays at Rockwood Academy. There will also be educational sessions to raise awareness of knife crime, radicalisation and internet safety, empowering young people … (To read the full article, subscribe below)