Bellinge Community House has been awarded £5,000 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the Youth Social Action Fund.
Bellinge Community House supports residents of Bellinge and District in Northampton by providing projects aiming to improve education and health and wellbeing. The organisation works with several agencies that bring specialist support into the heart of the community.
The grant will allow the organisation to develop a youth group providing weekly sessions for young people that will build their trust and allow young leaders to manage small projects in the community. The project will cover topics such as staying safe i.e cyber bullying, aggressive behaviour, respecting one another, and relationship building.
Michelle Aveyard, Manager of Bellinge Community House said ‘We hope to continue to support the Young people in meeting their aspiration. We have 70 young people on the register for the 8-12 Youth group and the same for the 12+. We hope to continue to grow and develop the young people in ideas that they put forward to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
The youth Group have and can continue to be part of supporting the Annual Nativity that has historically been performed live each year from Bellinge Community House in Field Mill Square, this is a popular community project.
Green Spaces and improving the environment is something that the young people also asked to do, and we continue to develop the "Bellinge gets better" project with a full community approach. The Youth Group are in the middle of building a "Bug Hotel" so that there is more wildlife in the area. Using a variety of skills the youth group are encouraged to do small art projects that they can either take home or use in a community project.’