Youngsters benefit from county grants

Daily Echo: Youngsters benefit from county grants Youngsters benefit from county grants

CHILDREN and young people in Winchester and Test Valley are among those to benefit from Hampshire County Council grants.

In central Hampshire, £4,875 has been given to Romsey and District Young Carers’ Project and £7,580 to the Test Valley North Detached Service, which will help fund the Fusion Project in Andover – a youth project run by volunteers.

A further £3,741 has been awarded to Winchester Youth Counselling to help fund a counselling project for 11 to 19-year-olds.

These grants were part of more than £200,000 of grants to projects decided on by Cllr Roy Perry, lead member for Children’s Services.

He also awarded more than £46,000 to organisations that work countywide with children such as Youth Options, which received £12,535 for post-adoption support, the Wessex Children’s Hospice, which received £5,000 to provide activities and support to children whose siblings have life-limiting illnesses, and Southampton Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Services, which helps provide a counselling programme for young people in Hampshire and received £14,206.

A further £5,934 went to Family Lives, to go towards a family support programme in the county.

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