Friday 1st December, 2017

Investing in young people

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New funding enables Romsey Mill to develop new youth work 

Romsey Mill has received a significant boost that will help to expand and extend the work that we do with young people in Cambridge and further afield.

Romsey Mill has been awarded funding from The Youth Investment Fund - through the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and Big Lottery - for our work with disadvantaged young people.

Mike Farrington, Romsey Mill’s Youth Development Team Coordinator, said: “We love young people and we are passionate about supporting them to overcome challenge, live fulfilling lives and inspire change in the world around them.”

“We engage with young people, including some of the most hard to reach and vulnerable, by meeting them where they are and creating opportunities for them to get involved in positive activities that interest and enthuse them.”

“Over several years, our work with young people has grown, both in the variety of activities and support we provide and also the areas where we work. Our youth workers are embedded in the communities of north and south Cambridge; Cherry Hinton; Sawston, Stapleford and Shelford; and in Cambourne.

“This new funding will help us to continue strengthening that work to make a bigger impact for good with young people and local communities. It also enables us to create new areas of work, particularly in Hampton, Peterborough, where we have been looking to support young people for some time.”

“Our youth workers are already building good relationships with young people there and we’ve also started establishing strong partnerships, for example, with the local church (CSK) to joint fund a post and also with Peterborough City Council.”




[Pictured above: Romsey Mill youth workers Toby Baffa-Isaacs and Dave Read, in Hampton, Peterborough]