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Northumberland Youth Charity Receives Early Christmas Present

02 January 2024

A young persons’ charity in Cramlington is celebrating after successfully applying for new funding.

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP) has been awarded £2,000 from housebuilder Persimmon as part of the company’s Community Champions initiative.

Claire Gascoigne, Youth Development Coordinator at CYVP this week welcomed Persimmon North East Managing Director Stuart Grimes alongside Cramlington Mayor Helen Morris to formally take receipt of the donation.

CVYP, based in Cramlington, provides local young people with access to recreational and sporting activities to help encourage social skills and personal development.

The funding will enable CVYP to further invest in the activities they provide as well as outreach work within the local community.

Claire Gascoigne, Youth Development Coordinator at CVYP said: “We have seen a surge in numbers engaging with CVYP so we’re extremely grateful for this £2,000 donation.

“This money will enable us to continue to support children’s & young people's personal and social development as well as creating opportunities for volunteering, training and employment.”

Cramlington Mayor, Councillor Helen Morris said; “Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is an invaluable asset to our community.

“This funding is therefore both much appreciated and also recognises the hard work of the team at CVYP.”

Stuart Grimes, Managing Director at Persimmon North East, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support such a fantastic community organisation in this way.

“As a local business, we always want to help support the communities in which we operate.

“We hope this money helps CVYP continue to deliver the excellent initiatives they run for local young people.”

Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme is open to all local charities, schools and community groups looking for funding with winners receiving between £1,000 and £6,000.

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