Youth Work Week 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert has praised the invaluable work of youth workers to celebrate National Youth Work Week.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent said: “I would like to personally thank all the youth workers and youth organisations both in the public and third sector across Gwent.

“Life has been so difficult for young people during lockdown and I know that youth workers have been a lifeline for young people in Gwent.

“As a former youth worker, I know the impact youth work can have on young people. The commitment and dedication to go over and above, to help young people be the best they can be is truly inspiring.

“Listening to what’s important to young people has helped shape the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan, and I will be seeking their views and opinions in coming weeks as I commence engagement on my new Police and Crime Plan. I am very pleased that my office has positive relationships with a wide range of organisations and youth forums, including the Regional Youth Forum to provide children and young people with a platform to have their voices heard. 

“I am proud that my Police Community Fund supports a wide range of projects across Gwent that empower young people to take a positive path in life and not choose a life of criminality.

“The Police Community Fund is now open; I welcome applications from not for profit organisations in Gwent to apply for funding of £10,000 up to £50,000. The money can be used to offer positive, diversionary activities for young people, helping to develop confidence, skills and learning, together we can help them to realise their full potential and create safer, more cohesive communities.”

For more information on the Police Community Fund criteria and application process please visit - www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/en/what-we-spend/commissioning/police-community-fund

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 September.