A BID to reduce antisocial behaviour in areas across Burton has been handed a £5,000 boost.
Burton Albion Community Trust revealed that it had been successful in its efforts to secure the cash from Trent and Dove’s Federation of Residents Association fund.
The funds will make a ‘significant difference’ to trust’s social inclusion programme Albion 2 Engage and will see the money used to buy kit and equipment for the programme, which delivers targeted evening projects across various parks in the area.
Community Trust chairman Fleur Robinson told the Mail of her ‘delight’ to have captured the funding.
She said: “The trust performs a terrific role in the local community in a wide variety of ways and as a registered charity the support shown by Trent and Dove’s Federation of Residents Association is greatly appreciated as with being a charity we are reliant on funding and donations such as this.
“The £5,000 donation is a very welcomed and will make a huge difference to the delivery of the Albion2Engage programme.
“This comes after it has already seen some excellent results that benefit both individuals and the community as a whole.
“The trust looks forward to continuing the strong relationships with both organisations, Trent and Dove and its Federation of Residents Association, in the future.”
The programme’s primary objectives are to reduce antisocial behaviour while offering a number of exit routes into education for young people.
The scheme has strong links with both Trent and Dove, Targeted Youth Support, Staffordshire Police, East Staffordshire Borough Council and a number of other partners.
The £5,000 cheque was presented at half time during Burton Albion’s 1-0 victory over Rochdale at the Pirelli Stadium with the Mayor and Mayoress of East Staffordshire – Councillor Michael Rogers and Julie Killoran – and the chairman of Trent and Dove Housing – John Jackson – all in attendance.
More information on how organisations can support the trust is available by visiting www.burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk or calling 01283 565938.