Funding to create digital space for young community

Torus Foundation’s FireFit Hub has been given the opportunity to provide online access to young people after being awarded £9970 from the Building Connections Fund Youth Strand.

The funding will allow the team to create a digi-café to help build connections and tackle loneliness among young members of the community. The FireFit Hub Youth Board and its wider membership are at the forefront of developing the digi-café concept.

Work is expected to be completed by March when members will see a brand new I.T. facility, which they can then enjoy.

Funding is being delivered by the Co-op Foundation as part of the Building Connections Fund Youth Strand, a partnership with HM Government. This was one of over 100 projects to have received funding.

Kate Shone, Torus Foundation’s Managing Director, said,

“We’re delighted to have been awarded the funding which will enable our FireFit Hub to continue to help young members engage in new activities, grow as individuals and reach their full potential.”

Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation, said,

“Spaces where young people can come together to enjoy shared interests are important for building connections and tackling youth loneliness. By involving young people in improving local spaces, we’re helping to increase their confidence and skills, while also building stronger, co-operative communities. We look forward to seeing the impact this funding has tackling youth loneliness across England.”

The Building Connections Fund is a partnership between government, Co-op Foundation the Big Lottery Fund to tackle loneliness and improve community connections. Co-op Foundation is delivering grants for all projects supported through the youth-specific strand.

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