Supporting communities through faith, food and fitness
05 MAY 2020
Allchurches Trust has helped 80 churches and Christian charities with a total of £254,400 in its latest round of grant-giving. Some examples of those who have benefited from Allchurches’ funding, are three community based projects - all with the aim of creating a more unified community where people can flourish.
Active 63 - Centre63, Liverpool
Centre63 is a youth centre in the Knowsley Borough – one of the fifth most disadvantaged boroughs in England. The centre runs projects to provide vital support for the community. This includes: an Employability service working with NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young people; a youth club and multi-media music project; and a YES (Youth Enquiry Service) providing housing, tenancy and financial advice.
The centre aims to be the first choice provider for community support, and with this in mind they want to enhance their sport and leisure provision with the ‘Active 63’ project.
Allchurches’ funding of £3,500 will transform the centre’s dilapidated play courts into a multi-use games area for football, netball, tennis and basketball. This facility will help to engage disadvantaged members of the community in positive leisure activities, helping to deter children/young people from anti-social behaviour - which often stems from deprivation and boredom. The games area will help increase their health and well-being and will offer volunteer opportunities for the community.
Centre63 believe that ‘if we support our young properly, they will build better societies for everyone’.