Totnes Rural Area Youth Engagement (TRAYE) has been awarded COVID-19 funding from Youth Endowment Fund.
We have been awarded a grant of £25,254 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people from the rural areas of Devon at-risk of being drawn into violent crime through the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the funding TRAYE will be running Detached and Outreach activities to help young people through this challenging time. With the funding TRAYE will launch a new programme to help vulnerable young people access support from trained youth workers. The programme has been developed to reduce stress and anxiety felt by young people who have not been able to access regular support due to social distancing and stay-at-home measures.
The Youth Endowment Fund is an independent charitable trust set up by the Home Office. It funds, supports and evaluates projects in England and Wales which work to prevent children and young people from being drawn into violent crime.
TRAYE is one of 130 organisations to share part of a £6.5m grant pot from the Youth Endowment Fund to help at-risk young people impacted by COVID-19.
Kerry McCabe, Project Lead at TRAYE said: “This is very exciting news and means we can reach more young people and provide them with the support they need. We are extremely grateful to the Youth Endowment Fund for helping us to continue our valuable work.”
Jon Yates, Executive Director at Youth Endowment Fund, said: “It has been too easy to forget vulnerable young people during this crisis. The pandemic has removed much of the critical support that many of them rely upon – from teachers to youth workers. This funding will help us find the best way to reach and support these young people when they most need it.”
About the Youth Endowment Fund
● The Youth Endowment Fund is an independent charitable trust. It is run by Impetus, a charity focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) and Social Investment Business.
● The partnership combines Impetus’ expertise of building high impact charities and programmes, EIF’s knowledge of how to intervene early to improve outcomes for children, and Social Investment Business’ experience of managing and evaluating large scale grant programmes, to create a bold new model to tackle youth offending.
● Find out more at: www.youthendowmentfund.org.uk
● Follow us on Twitter: @YouthEndowFund
We are delivering outreach youth sessions in all our areas
Reducing stress and anxiety for young people in our communities