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Funding support for education charity

19 July 2021

A Cumbria-based charity that supports young people to engage with the wider community has received a £1,000 donation from Lancashire.

The regional team selected Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) through the Building Futures initiative, which supports organisations that work specifically with the under-18’s.

The charity supports more than 100 schools a year delivering projects for community benefit and developing a global mindset for over 7,000 pupils.

CDEC spokesperson Laura Goad, said: “We are over the moon to receive this kind donation from Persimmon Homes, which will be used to run more community projects, reaching even more young people across Cumbria.

“We believe it is important for the younger generation to make strong links within their community which they will build on in the future.

“If we were lucky enough to receive more funding, we would work to build a larger network of groups, led by young people, to help identify, develop and deliver projects that work towards making Cumbria carbon zero.”

Established in 1984, CDEC has been working with schools for more than thirty years, finding ways to work with children to make them global citizens within the community.

John Roocroft, managing director for Lancashire, said: “We strongly believe in offering support to the communities by where we build, and we are delighted to be able to donate to a charity where the future of our young people is at the core of everything they do.

“We are taking applications for funding up until mid-August and encourage more people to apply by visiting our website.”

For more information or to apply for the scheme online visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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