CPST secure funding for Community Project for disadvantaged children in Selhurst
The Crystal Palace Supporters Trust (CPST) has been successful in securing a Community Development Foundation grant of just under £1,000 to provide school holiday football courses for disadvantaged children in the Selhurst Ward.
The trust’s sister charity, the Crystal Palace Youth Trust, will match the CPST grant to put on the course.
The programme will use CPFC Foundation football coaches to devise and manage a course for the Selhurst ward in the October half-term.
CPST chairman Alan Palmer said: “The project will involve local schools, but will target specific youngsters who have been identified as being in danger of being involved with gangs etc. It’s about showing kids that there are alternative options in life.”
The grant is part of the £80m government-funded Community First initiative that will run for four years, until March 2015. The programme will help communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient.
More details about the Selhurst ward scheme will be released by the CPFC Foundation in coming weeks.