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Knowsley Youth Mutual (KYM) are delighted to announce that we will be successful recipients of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) grant which is jointly funded by the ‘Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’ and ‘The Big Lottery Fund’.


The grant is worth almost £750,000 over the course of 3 years and will be used to improve the lives of our young people by providing a wide range of positive activities across culture, media arts and sports. The key features of the bid are:


  • An expansion of the activities menu for our young people.

  • A number of new staff who will enable our activities to become self sustaining throughout the life of the programme and in the future. These positions will include an Enterprise and Events Coordinator, a Volunteers Coordinator and a number of new Youth Activities Workers to ensure that the funded activities are accessible to as many of our young people as possible.

  • We are also increasing our capacity through the recruitment and training in youth work of up to 55 volunteers, developing 10 new youth enterprises alongside 25 youth coaches in culture, arts and sports.


This is such an exciting time for KYM and over the course of the project, we expect to maintain access to our current young members and grow participation which will allow the projects to benefit up to 4000 young people over the coming years.


Chief Executive of KYM Sandra Richardson said: “We are delighted with this investment in young people. It will go a long way to keeping our open access activities alive at a time of scarce resources, making a big difference to the lives of thousands of young people in Knowsley.”


Katie Hinton, Youth Secretary of the KYM Rep Body commented. “What a fabulous opportunity for young people to be involved and valued. Our opinions matter and this is a great way to put our ideas for activities into action and grow our skills allowing us to further lead in the future work of KYM.”




(Images taken during the recent ‘KYM Summer Bonanza’ activity programme)


All of our activities will be publicised using the KYM Roving Reporters and our Social Media Channels, so keep an eye on our progress by using the hashtags #KYMYIF and #YouthInvestmentFund on instagram and twitter via @knowsleyYM. We will also regularly update the KYM Website www.youthmutual.co.uk with all of the latest news and events so swing by from time to time and see what our amazing young people have been up to.


For any queries regarding the Youth Investment Fund activities in Knowsley, please head to the ‘what’s on’ pages on the KYM website with times and locations for all of the local youth clubs and upcoming YIF activities across Knowsley. To get involved or for more information, please contact the team on 0151 443 5323 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

 

Kirkby Area

Address: Westvale Community Centre,
Richard Hesketh Drive, L32 0TZ
Contact Number: 0151 443 4466

Huyton Area

Address: The Youthy,
Woolfall Heath Ave, L36 3YE
Contact Number: 0151 443 5333

Our Place Youth Facility

Address: Our Place Youth Facility,
Longview Drive, L36 6EG
Contact Number: 0151 443 5323


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South Area

Address: Bryer Road Community Centre,
Bryer Road, L35 5DW
Contact Number: 0151 443 4542

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