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Central team gives £2,000 cash boost to Coventry-based youth empowerment group

27 November 2023

A Coventry-based project promoting youth empowerment has secured a donation from our Central team to continue their work in the region.

Arising Youth received the £2,000 funding boost as part of our Community Champions initiative. The group aims to work with young ethnic minorities through mentoring, providing support, and signposting them to the right resources. The group are fundraising to sustain and expand the project, addressing the rising trend of youth involvement in street crime and gang activities.

Arising Youth has been mentoring young people for a number of years and hosts an annual gala, which our funding will go towards. The gala aims to support and empower ethnic minority youths facing challenges related to unemployment, mental health, loneliness, peer pressure and lack of confidence.

Vanessa Yawli at Arising Youth, said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes and their kind donation of £2,000 via their Community Champions Fund. The support that Persimmon has given us will allow us to host our gala for 2023, helping to motivate and encourage the young people we work with.

“Through our project, we aim to engage young people, empower them with skills and confidence, reduce youth crime rates, combat depression and loneliness, and promote the overall well-being of ethnic minority youth in Coventry.”

Sarah Preston, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to local community groups and sports teams to boost their ongoing initiatives or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”

“It’s great to be able to offer this support to Arising Youth and we wish them all the best with hosting their 2023 gala.”

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