The Clearwater Trust in North Camp receive grant to help you people
14th January 2014
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The Clearwater Trust works with vulnerable people aged up to 21. The charity supports young people who are affected by mental health issues, domestic abuse and trauma. The Trust also helps them to develop their skills, secure employment, tackle social issues and make the most of their leisure time with peers.
To develop its training centre and to become more self-sufficient, the Clearwater Trust has recently taken on a lease for premises in North Camp. The grant will go towards the cost of refurbishing the building and buying start-up equipment.
The centre will provide a café area, book/gift shop and meeting space with separate access to four rooms. These rooms will be let as accommodation for young people who wish to leave home and become more independent.
Councillor Sue Carter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Youth at Rushmoor Borough Council said: “This is a very worthwhile project that will help us to support our local community. The rooms, which will be available for young people to rent will go some way towards relieving demand for bedsits and reducing potential homelessness. The work the centre does to help young people to secure employment is also very positive.”
During its first year, the Trust supported 146 young people and 30 adults. It has a business plan in place that will see its reliance on grants reducing from £50,000 to £20,000 in three years’ time.

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