It was exciting for the VVU to be back to The Base in Chelmsford to see all the developments that have taken place over the last year. Running out of The Base is the Building Lives project which supports young people at risk of crime, violence and criminal exploitation. The project supports 30 young people […]
Last week the VVU visited Kids Inspire, a well known and loved children and young person’s charity based in Essex. Kids Inspire provide mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people and their families through therapeutic activities. The VVU is supporting Kids Inspire to fund work with young people who may be at […]
CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) provide a range of specialist services to victims and survivors of any kind of sexual violence, working with people of all ages and all genders. The VVU support CARA through our community grant fund, helping increase counselling for young people who have been victims of sexual […]
Our community grant fund unlocks funding for projects that work with children and young people, projects that have a positive impact on issues relating to crime and anti-social behaviour, and violence and vulnerability. Local organisations and groups are at the forefront of some amazing work taking place to address these issues and the grant fund […]
Between October 2021 and February 2022, the VVU commissioned Essex Council of Voluntary Youth Services (ECVYS) to run two listening projects. The projects were to gather both the views of young people and the views of the community on how safe they feel in Essex (especially around gangs & knife crime).This year the youth voices […]
We have been able to support many projects with extra funding during 2020/21. See the list of projects and the type of support provided.