WGHC Committee of Management generously provides donation….
During a recent Committee Meeting, the WGHC Committee of Management received a presenation from FACENorth and unanimously agreed to provide a donation and to champion this worthwile cause. The CEO proposed a sponsorship donation of £7,000 to assist with funding in support of the fantastic work undertaken in the local community by FACENorth.
FACENorth (Focusing on Alternatives to Crime Edinburgh, North) delivers a varied and needs led work based programme to identified groups of young people at risk of crime, anti-social behaviour, social exclusion and alienation. The young people are supported to develop skills for work and life and overcome additional barriers so that they can reach their full potential. They are also encouraged to engage in a range of activities and opportunities that will increase their confidence and self-esteem, as well as broaden their horizons. In turn all of this helps steer young people away from continued unsafe and offending behaviour. The FACENorth team also offer 1:1 support to help young people overcome any issues, attend meetings and help them move towards their goals.
Partnership working is central to the FACENorth project, with close working relationships with Police Scotland, youth justice, solicitors, local housing organisations (WGHC), other youth organisations and so on. They also work with a range of funders to whom they are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.