A new youth organisation, South Whitehaven Youth Partnership, has been developed to meet the needs of young people in South Whitehaven (Woodhouse and Mirehouse). The project will deliver neighbourhood youth work to children and young people ages 8 to 25. Youth led programmes and informal workshops will offer personal development opportunities and accreditations.
Jacq Cardy, SWYP Project Manager “The funding from Copeland Community Fund has enabled SWYP to start delivering youth work to vulnerable young people and continue to support their needs over the next 3 years. SWYP has come a long way in a short time and its with thanks to Copeland Community Fund, other funders, the local community and all the children and young people accessing youth provision. I feel we will continue to go from strength to strength developing a strong youth organisation and moving forward to become a big part of the South Whitehaven community for many years to come”.
Other funders include: Francis C Scott Trust, Sellafield Ltd, Cumbria Community Foundation, Awards for All and Coalfields.