The Framlingham Area Youth Action Partnership (FAYAP) has set up a new mobile youth club in the town, following a grant from Suffolk charity, Seckford Springboard. Since receiving the grant in August 2018, the FAYAP Youth Bus has been able to offer local young people a place to meet, enjoy a free hot drink and share conversations on key issues.
The FAYAP Youth Bus is an extension of the current youth club operating at Thomas Mills High School. Parked near the Framlingham skatepark, the bus currently opens three times a week and is already proving very popular with many of the skatepark users. The bus is jointly funded by Seckford Springboard, which is part of the Seckford Foundation, and The Mills Charity in Framlingham.
Spadge Hopkins, FAYAP project manager and Framlingham Town Councillor, said: “The Youth Bus is a much-needed resource that FAYAP is pleased to provide for the Framlingham community, thanks to the support of Seckford Springboard and the Mills Charity. The bus is incredibly popular, in addition to our youth club on the school site, so we would welcome any new volunteers who are able to offer their time so we can open the bus more regularly.”
Graham Watson, director of the Seckford Foundation, said: “Seckford Springboard aims to address rural disadvantage by enabling young people to access the skills, resources and opportunities that they need to progress. We’re pleased to offer this grant to the FAYAP Youth Bus so that it can continue to be a great support for rural young people.”
For more information about the FAYAP Youth Bus or to become a volunteer, contact Spadge Hopkins on email@example.com or call 07831 843922.
Seckford Springboard offers grants to individuals and organisations in Suffolk, as well as Apprenticeship opportunities and mentoring for young people. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.seckfordspringboard.org.uk.