3 Year Youth Funding Secured

3 Year Youth Funding Secured

15th Sep 2017

Frank F Harrison Community Association have been successful in securing £319,802 for youth activities for the next three years from the Youth Investment Fund. This  funding is awarded jointly from the Big Lottery Fund & Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.                                                                           





Frank F Harrison Community Association delivers open access centre and outreach youth activities for young people aged 8 to 19 years. We have done this successfully for over 15 years winning our first formal competitive tender in 2010. In the last three years we have seen a reduction in the number of sessions that we can offer due to funding cuts, however, we have seen an increase of 74% in average attendance per session. These cuts have led us to proactively seek funding to increase the popular attended sessions and has resulted in us being awarded this much needed funding.


This will enable us to continue to develop and deliver positive activities to young people, in some of the most deprived areas of Walsall. We will continue to engage young people in a wide range of youth programmes, delivering both centre based and outreach sessions. Our aim throughout the project is to target hotspot areas predominately in the North Walsall and Willenhall areas of the borough and encourage young people to become active within their communities.  Young people will inform and shape our delivery, following consultation with them on days, times and length of sessions and the range of activities that they would like us to provide. We will also be looking for suitable venues within those communities to provide some of the activities from.


We will also be looking to establish volunteer programmes for young people and will be working closely with One Walsall to achieve this. Dave Benge from One Walsall Commented “We were delighted to be able to support Frank F Harrison Community Association in putting together their successful bud. Volunteering provides young people with valuable life experiences ranging from that good feeling you get when you have helped someone worse off than yourself, through to learning new things like communication skills, team work and decision making which will help make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a job. We look forward to working closely with Frank F Harrison Community Association and providing support as they develop their volunteering programmes”.


To read our Press Release please click here.  For more information or photograph opportunities, please contact Liam Perrens Youth Coordinator at Frank F Harrison Community Association


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