Thatcham Youth are celebrating this month, having been given news they will be receiving £84,000 of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. The funding will secure the charities core activities for the next five years, covering Vision Youth Club for 7-11 Year Olds, The Zone for 11-14 Year Olds and the free school holiday activities they run.
On receiving news of the funding, Head of Youth Activities Dan Carter said, “We are incredibly grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund, who will now fund our two youth clubs alongside Thatcham Town Council and free school holiday activities. Having funding like this in place for the next five years gives us great security as a charity and means we can look at ways to expand our activity offer, knowing our core activities are funded. It’s a great thing for our local community too as our groups give young people a safe place to socialise, learn new skills and have fun, we’re now just looking forward to re-opening after the lockdown is eased“
Our Chairman Dave Carter added “This is fantastic news for both the young people of Thatcham and the team at Thatcham Youth as it guarantees the funding and enables them to focus on delivering and developing the activities. A huge thanks and well done to Dan for his perseverance over the last year to get this funding in place.“
Thatcham Youth first opened in 2010 and offers a range of provision for children and young people in Thatcham and the surrounding areas including, Vision Youth Club for 7-11 Year Olds, The Zone for 11-14 Year Olds, Thatcham Roller Disco, Outreach Youth Work and free school holiday activities. For more information about their activities or if you want to get involved with helping out, search for Thatcham Youth on Facebook or head to their website www.thatchamyouth.org.uk.