The centre located on the Swinemoor Estate were successful in their application. As a result, they were awarded £1,847.95 by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Centre Manager Jo Ramsey says the money will help them to continue to fund their work and that they are also looking to expand the work they do with youths.
Speaking to HU17.net Jo said;
“Funding like this is certainly important for us. This money will be used to help us to continue to run the Youth Club on a Monday.”
“We have been running this club for just over a year. It takes place between 6PM and 8PM and is open to all local children.”
“Currently we have around 20 kids who attend each week. We organise activities and talks. For example, we have had talks from the local police about drugs and knives.”
“Also we get them out into the community. They have been to the Theatre and been to Inflata Nation they have also conducted litter picks in the area.”
“As a centre, we feel this club is important as it gives them a chance to get off the streets. The feedback we have from the parents is brilliant. They are thrilled to see something like this in place for their kids.”
Cherry Tree Centre Want To Expand Services Currently In Place For The Youths
East Riding of Yorkshire Council closed the Youth Club on Burden Road to the dismay of residents.
Local police and also community leaders say Youth Club’s provide a vital service while playing a role in shaping communities.
“Councils may say there is not a need for youth clubs but there is. What we are offering at the Cherry Tree Centre is just that, a good old fashioned youth club.”
“By attending we are certainly helping our young people learn about social responsibility. We can also offer them help and support relating to other issues in their lives.”
“If we can secure more funding we are also hoping to offer more nights for older children.”
Phil Jackson, from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said;
“Positive Activities Grants are funded directly with through the council’s core budget. This year we had many applications from right across our community.”
“Now in its sixth year, we do our best to ensure the grants are spread across the East Riding of Yorkshire.”