We are delighted that the PCC has agreed to continue funding our Young Peoples Project. Earlier in the year we received £6,600 towards the Twilight Project, which works with young people aged 14+ at Pelican Park. This Project was granted funding up until November 2015 however, due to popularity of the sessions Matthew Grove has agreed to fund a further £4,500 to take us up to March 2016.

Jan Hornby, Trustee of the Charity said “We are delighted that the PCC has granted further funding towards working with young people at Pelican Park. Anti social behaviour on the park has reduced massively due to this project. Through our Outreach Workers we are engaging with young people from across the City into positive activities. Encouraging everyone to lead a more positive healthier lifestyle through sport.”

Richard Carmichael, Youth Engagement Officer at Pelican Park coordinates the Twilight Project along with many other activities. We asked Richard what difference this funding will make to the young people living in Hull. Richard said “This project gives young people a great opportunity to access sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. The Young Peoples Project focuses on ideologies and skills that are transferable across many other environments, with sessions including leadership, trust, self confidence and organisational skills. It has been a credit to the staff to see some of the young people develop through the sessions with a more positive outlook on their future.”

For further details please call the Community Office on 01482-703114.