In our Spring/ Summer 2017 small grants round, East Brighton Trust awarded £500 to RAW, a weekly youth club for young people living in Moulsecoomb. The club is held at St George’s Hall in North Moulsecoomb and gives young people a safe place to socialise on a regular basis.
The funding went towards refreshments for the weekly meetings and to pay for two special outings which the young people would otherwise not be able to afford - one in the summer to ‘Go Ape’ and one in the winter to The Royal Pavilion Ice Skating Rink. In their feedback to us, the organisers of the RAW youth club said “Both of these events were highlights in the Youth Club Calendar, which the youth looked very much forward to and appreciated. We have learned that social cohesion and a range of experiences are key in maintaining healthy relationships between youth. The youth appreciate having regular consistency of a meeting place and caring leaders who are committed to their welfare and development”.