Funding is secured for new youth shelter in Denholme

Denholme teenagers will be able to gather in a new shelter at Foster Park rather than on street corners.

More than 50 young people, who currently hang around in residential areas, are expected to use the Bradford Council-funded shelter.

Shipley Area Committee is providing £2,120 to pay for the facility, as well as ‘cook and eat’ sessions for young people.

The money comes from the council’s Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF), which helps voluntary groups provide activities for young people.

The committee, which met earlier this month, also approved a £4,000 YOF grant to Wilsden Village Hall to improve the village’s tennis courts.

The grant – which will pay for resurfacing and fence repairs – will boost money already raised by young people in Wilsden.

The committee also approved a £1,000 grant to Denholme Cricket Club to run an under-13s team, including buying equipment, employing a coach and securing practice facilities.

Shipley Area Committee this year has a £40,000 budget to support activities for 11 to 19-year-olds, organised by people in local neighbourhoods.

Applicants must work closely on the applications with the young people involved.

The committee still has £10,000 left to spend on projects by next April.


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