The R2W ‘Work & Learn’ team have got funding worth up to £5,000 to assist young people in Cumbria (£4,997 to be precise!). The money has been awarded by Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s, new COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund for local charities and communities (to help cope with the financial impact of COVID-19).
R2W Regional manager, Peter Bradbury: “We are delighted to be awarded the funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner. This will enable more opportunities for young people in the County to receive additional support/mentoring that will enable them to build confidence, direction and positive steps towards employment.”
Police Commissioner, Peter McCall outlines why the funding was made available: “Over the last few months, the co-operation and determination of Cumbrian residents and the amazing levels of additional work that has been willingly given from local charities and community groups has been an inspiration. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have worked selflessly to support our communities. Additional demands and costs, caused as a result of lockdown restrictions, have meant that many organisations are now struggling financially and this fund is all about supporting our local charities and community groups. Now more so than ever, it is vital that they are able to carry on providing the community with support, help and emotional resilience.”
We will update you in the near future as to how the money will be spent via our ‘Work & Learn’ team