£30k grant to support younger residents in Whitehill & Bordon

Project 94

Project 94 has received a grant of £30,000 over three years to employ youth workers to work with young people in Whitehill & Bordon

Cllr Andy Tree, deputy leader of East Hampshire District Council and portfolio holder for the Whitehill & Bordon area, met with some of the team from Project 94 after he approved the grant from the council's Supporting Communities Fund.

The funding will ensure Project 94 is able to continue to employ youth workers to work with young people in Whitehill & Bordon.

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Project 94 delivers a term-time youth club at Building 94 (opposite the Skate Park on Budds Lane), for teenagers from 11-16 years of age. The youth hub is a place where young people can relax, be creative, meet new people, hang out safely, or do some homework.

It also provides holiday activity sessions both onsite and offsite, SEN (Special Educational Needs) sports sessions, community projects, and mental health support sessions, along with community outreach work around Bordon & Whitehill, engaging with young people across the town.

Cllr Tree said: "I very much support enhancing youth provision in Whitehill & Bordon and was delighted to be able to make the decision to approve this grant."

Jodie Gibbs-Farrow, co-founder of Project 94 said: "This funding allows us to confidently plan for the future.

"With East Hampshire District Council's ongoing support we can continue to provide much needed activities, sessions and support for young people in the local area."

Our priorities

The Supporting Communities Fund is a £1million grant fund launched by East Hampshire District Council in 2019, which provides funding for community groups and organisations in the district.

These awards are instrumental for delivering on key priorities in our welfare strategy – delivering physical and mental wellbeing, and improving community connectivity and sense of place.