Jigsaw Foundation, part of the Jigsaw Homes Group, has awarded £25,000 to Wigan Youth Zone.
The funding will help the Youth Zone reach out to our residents in Wigan and Leigh, offering a range of targeted services which include counselling, mentoring, employability and enterprise programmes, days out and holiday clubs.
The Youth Zone is open 40 hours each week. Once signed up, children can go along to any of the sessions to access a range of activities, including art sessions, design, music and pampering sessions, as well as general play and low-price food.
Anthony Ashworth-Steen, Executive Director of Wigan Youth Zone, explained why the funding was so significant:
“It would not be possible for us to deliver this outstanding and invaluable service to our members without the support of the local community and therefore we are exceptionally grateful to be a recipient of this significant funding from the Jigsaw Homes Foundation which will enable us to continue this life-changing work day-in, day-out. We thank them and their residents for thinking of us and we look forward to working in partnership over the coming year and beyond.”