Colchester United FITC is pleased to announce a new funding stream via the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner through the new Essex Violence & Vulnerability Community Safety Grant from 2021 to 2023.
The aim of the partnership is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes, and to safeguard those at risk (relating to county lines, gangs and knife crime). The fund will allow Colchester United Football in the Community to continue delivering educational workshops and promoting safe behaviours & learning key life skills to young people across North Essex. To date, CUFITC has engaged over 12,000 children aged 10 to 16 in the project. This partnership enables the continued development of young people in the region, promoting positive life choices, raising self-esteem & confidence whilst using the brand of Colchester United to reinforce these messages.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “The purpose of the Violence and Vulnerability Partnership is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes and safeguard those at risk in the heart of our Essex communities. I am delighted that we can commit to funding more of these local projects which help young people and their families”.
Community Development Manager, Jake Mullinder outlined the opportunity the fund provides: “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to deliver all of our Unite Our Communities projects over the next 2 years. The fund will allow CUFITC to expand the reach into wider communities and support those who need it most”.
For more information on the projects the Violence & Vulnerability Community Safety Partnership will support, please click on the link below:
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