5th Jul, 2022

Coventry youth foundation receive grant from Western Power Distribution

Ryan Smith 15th May, 2022

COVENTRY charity Positive Youth Foundation has been awarded a £9960 grant by electricity distributor Western Power Distribution (WPD).

This grant will help the foundation with a project to combat social isolation by giving mental health support to young people who are refugees or have additional needs.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, WPD has been awarding grants to charities and organisations that tackle loneliness and isolation in the West Midlands through its Community Matters Fund.

The Community Matters Fund gives out £1million every year and is paid for by WPD’s shareholders.

Positive Youth Foundation’s executive director, Jon Boagey said: “Thanks to the Community Matters Fund we will be able to provide additional support for socially isolated and vulnerable young people in Coventry.”

WPD’s resources & external affairs director, Alison Sleightholm added: “The pandemic, with its lockdowns and social distancing measures, has inevitably led to feelings of loneliness and isolation for some groups and people in the West Midlands.

“We’re pleased to be able to help tackle this growing issue by supporting charities that provide crucial interventions and help build better mental health.”

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