Grant support for community group gets young people active

PR Date: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 3:15pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee has awarded a grant of £1,350 to the Knebworth Youth Project (KYP), at a meeting last week (5th October).

The long running project will use the grant to fund activities and materials used during sessions for the next 2 years.

KYP is a community enterprise hosted by Trinity Church with support from Knebworth Village Trust, Knebworth Family of Churches and Knebworth Parish Council. It has proven to be invaluable in engaging with young people in the village. Sessions run at the Trinity Church Hall for 10 – 13 year olds on Friday evenings and at the Pavilion in the Recreation Ground on Thursday evenings for 14 – 18 year olds. Attendance is free and open to all to take part.

Friday sessions include playing soft ball, pool, table football or computer games. There are also cooking and craft activities as well as special events such as street dance workshops and bowling. Thursday sessions include a youth café where young people can socialise as well as play table tennis and pool.

Cllr David Barnard, Chairman for NHDC’s Southern Rural Committee, said: "This project is a fantastic way of giving teenagers a place to socialise and take part in interesting and fun activities. It’s run by local people for local young people and is a real community effort that has proven to be a great success. NHDC are pleased to award this grant to the project to help them continue this excellent work."

John Whittle, Chairman of KYP Management Committee, said: "Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of the youth leaders and a team of volunteers, both the youth clubs are thriving and as numbers go up so our weekly activity costs go up. This grant is a lifeline and will enable us to keep the clubs going over the next 2 years."

To find out more about the Knebworth Youth Project email:

Knebworth Youth Group grant