Connexus young person's service awarded community grant
Tesco customers have chosen a Connexus Young Persons' Service in Hereford to receive a grant of £1,500.
The service came first in a local Tesco Community Grant vote, where customers select projects in-store by placing tokens into a box. Tesco Community Grants fund thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more.
This win means that the project will receive a grant award supporting homeless young people with their mental health.
The Young Persons’ Service provides supported accommodation in Hereford and outreach support across Herefordshire for young people aged 16 to 25. It provides learning opportunities with both in-house skills training and formal educational qualifications.
This award will support these activities and help young people find work and independence.
Faith Jones, Business Development Manager at Connexus, said: “This couldn’t have come at a better time. The past two years have been especially difficult for the young people here, with many of them away from family and friends during the pandemic. We all know how isolating this can be, and a lot of people have struggled with mental health as a result.
“This funding will enable us to deliver activities to improve the wellbeing of our residents. They’ve come up with some great ideas about affordable activities that we can now provide thanks to this funding, including Outward Bound outdoor activities, crafting, and boxing lessons.
“A big thank you to everyone who voted, this will make a huge difference!”
To learn more about the Young Persons service or to learn about how to make a referral, please visit our Young Persons service page.