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May 13 2024

Detached youth work and youth resource hubs

The VVU are delighted to fund detached youth work across the county for the fifth year running. As part of this commitment, the VVU is also funding an evaluation process alongside the project. This process will help us understand what works and what makes good practice in order to share learning, support future funding bids […]

Feb 27 2024

A positive future for Southend pupils (Feb 2023)

In February we took a trip to Garon Park in Southend to see how a project joint funded by the VVU (and Active Essex, South Essex Homes and Garon Wellbeing Park) is making a difference to a group of secondary school pupils from a school in Shoeburyness. Working with young people – and in this […]

Jan 29 2024

The importance of family in healing (Jan 2024)

We recently visited Kids Inspire with the aim of capturing an interview with Sue Bell OBE, their wonderful Chief Executive & Clinical Director. While we were there, we took advantage of the visit to hear some success stories concerning young people the charity is supporting through the VVU funded Healing Connections programme. Healing Connections is […]

Jan 27 2024

Young people reflect on the support of the 23/24 community grant

As we come into the final quarter of our 2023 / 2024 grant we have received some lovely feedback from young people that have attended the projects we have supported, including those supported with VVU funding. We would really like to share some of these quotes with you so you can understand the difference even […]

Dec 05 2023

Girls come together at Bar ‘n’ Bus (Nov 2023)

Every Wednesday evening a group of young females meet in Basildon to spend time together and build friendships. The ‘Being Me’ project, run by Bar n Bus, brings together 16 females of secondary school age for two hours to chat, be creative, talk to trusted adults, laugh and have fun – all in a safe […]

Nov 06 2023

Youth Voice conference (Oct 2023)

(write up by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs) This year’s Youth Voice Conference was held on Saturday 21 October 2023 at Writtle University College Chelmsford. More than 100 people gathered together to help continue a conversation to enable change for a better future with one question in mind, how do we keep young people safe […]