East Cambs Youth Consultation Panel awarded £1,754 to help fund social media project

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Councillor Jason Ablewhite and Sgt Phil Priestley with

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Councillor Jason Ablewhite and Sgt Phil Priestley with representatives from East Cambs Youth Forum, which was awarded more than £1,700. PHOTO: Supplied. - Credit: Archant

The East Cambs Youth Consultation Panel has been awarded £1,754 to help buy equipment for a social media project.

The group received the money from the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Fund.

Jane Darlington, chief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, said: “The young people should be very proud of what they have achieved. Groups like this make a real difference to their communities.”

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Councillor Jason Ablewhite, said: “I was told that, after receiving funding from my Youth Fund, one charity went on to attract money from Children in Need.

“It is heart-warming to see how a small amount of money can make such a significant difference and lead to more young people benefitting from the charities.”


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A new round of funding will be launched in April with a focus on encouraging young people to get involved in volunteering and social action. Visit www.cambscf.org.uk or www.cambs-pcc.org.uk for more information.

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