Make a difference to local youngsters and communities

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT

A project that aims to give local young people skills, experience and confidence has been shortlisted for a Lottery grant – and you can help make sure it gets off the ground by voting for it in the People’s Millions competition.

The People's Millions is an annual TV competition run by Big Lottery Fund and ITV which awards Lottery funding to community projects that will improve the lives of local people. This year there are four awards of up to £50,000 on offer in each of the 19 ITV regional news areas across the UK.

One of the Yorkshire contenders – and the only one from Kirklees –  is the Community Activator Teams project. This is the brainchild of the Communities United Project (CUP), who want to train young people and adults in sports and play leadership so that they can organise play schemes, sports events and festivals in their own communities.

Working with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH), which manages council housing in Kirklees, CUP will be targeting local people who are unemployed, have few qualifications or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Those taking part will be able take advantage of accredited training which can lead to qualifications and they’ll also get individual mentoring and support to help them succeed.

The project has so far beaten off competition from around 600 other bids and joins a shortlist of six in the Yorkshire region. The next stage is the people’s vote on 26 November, when the project will be featured in a TV advert on Calendar News.

How you can help make a difference:

Follow the project on the People’s Millions website and show your support: People's Millions

Follow the project on Facebook or Twitter @CUPHuddersfield and share with your friends.

How you can help on 26 November:

The voting phone number will published on the People’s Million’s website, in the Daily Mirror and on the CUP Facebook and Twitter sites as well as many local social media sites. When you see the number, share it with all your contacts and ask them to vote.

  • You can vote from 9.00am to midnight.
  • Alternatively, watch the CAT advert during Calendar and vote when you see the phone number.
  • Up to 10 calls are allowed from each phone line.




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