Merseyside Police have funded events and activities across Merseyside for young people to have a ‘spooktacular time’ for Halloween and Bonfire night.
This has come about in the hope that families are able to have a safe and enjoyable half-term. The force has given £4,000 of funding to local groups to help with the organisation of these events.
Merseyside Police hope that this funding will allow local communities have opportunities that are safe and supervised but also fun.
Community Engagement Inspector Sharon Robinson said: “We really want to encourage parents, carers and young people to consider some of the great activities being held in the community this half-term and Halloween.”
She also added: “We are really pleased to be able to contribute and support some of these events this year, and would like to thank the organisers across Merseyside for taking the time and energy to put these activities together.”
Partners and groups had the opportunity to bid for this funding by defining how their proposals would benefit young people. These bids were open to every authority in the local area, but funding was awarded to 16 groups.
The initial £4000 has been split separately between 15 different charities and organisations for a variety of events across the city. Some of the events include:
Netherley Youth and Community Initiative- £250 for a disco and Halloween party for people aged between 8-19.
Young Persons Advisory Service- £250 for activities including creative play, drama, dance and singing.
Norris Green Youth Centre Ltd – £350 of funding for a three-day residential play away in Skipton, Yorkshire during half term.
Autism Adventures Training Ltd Community Interest Company- £500 of funding to provide a sensory space as well as food and a movie night.
Tower Hill Boxing club, Kirkby – £200 for a Halloween party for young people between the ages of 7-15, this will include fun games and a DJ.
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