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Croydon charities win funding from grassroots trust

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SIX Croydon charities are to benefit from a combined total of nearly £25,000-worth of funding, thanks to the latest round of Croydon Commitment's Grassroots Trust Fund.

The half-dozen good causes were handed their funding boost at last Tuesday's launch of In Croydon 4 Croydon.

The following organisations have received funding;

Advice Support and Knowledge £3,120: The organisation delivers day-to-day training through a series of courses designed to improve the employability of young people

Rise Media, £4,000: Providers of a magazine called Limelight – produced by young people for young people – which helps train journalists of the future.

Empowered to Succeed, £5,317: Offers advisory support to young people who are at risk, have been excluded from or underperformed at school or who are at risk of becoming victims of or committing crime.

Lives Not Knives, £4,700: The youth-led organisation aims to prevent youth violence in the borough, taking the message into schools across Croydon.

African Youth Development Association, £6,000: Thanks to this funding, the organisation will be able to develop a programme for 48 individuals to attain a National Open College Network qualification in the social care sector.

Friends of Thornton Heath, £810: The money will be used to engage 100 local people in outdoor gardening activities.

Ian Robinson, chief executive of Croydon Commitment, said: "We hope that by providing this continued investment, we are contributing to the development of the people of Croydon."

Croydon charities win funding from grassroots trust


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