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CUFITC Score Youth Investment Fund

Colchester United Football In The Community Awarded £26,700

24 March 2022

Colchester United Football in the Community has been awarded £26,700 to support facility/provision improvements and community safety infrastructure.

The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) aims to create, expand and improve local youth facilities and their services, in order to drive positive outcomes for young people, including improved health and wellbeing, and skills for work/employability and life. BBC Children in Need was selected to distribute phase 1 of this funding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

CUFITC has utilised the funding to reduce transportation barriers for participants across the health and inclusion projects, improving the amenities at Shrub End Community Sports Centre to provide additional infrastructure to support young people & upgrading CCTV coverage to ensure the safety of all.

Community Development Manager, Jake Mullinder had this to say about the fund: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us (CUFITC) to develop our and improve our facility. Although these are small changes to an outsider, the improvements will have a long lasting impact on everyone who visits our facility on a weekly basis. Especially those within our Health and Inclusion programmes, reducing barriers to participation (especially access to suitable transport) and community safety have been the top priority for the young people of Colchester”.

To find out more about Colchester United Football in the Community & how you can get involved, please contact us:

Telephone: 01206 755160


Address: Shrub End Community and Sport Centre, Boadicea Way, Colchester, CO2 9BG


Twitter: @ColU_FITC

Facebook: Colchester United FITC

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