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Clacton family centre given massive grant for youth project
9:00am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
A FAMILY support centre has been boosted by a massive lottery fund grant.
The Clacton Family Centre, based in Russell Road, has been given £279,000.
It gives advice a help to families in the area, and will now launch a new project to support youngsters in Tendring with the cash.
The money was handed to the centre by Essex County Council from its Big Lottery Fund.
It will go towards a Bright Futures Project to help the family centre work with youngsters to boost their skills and help them find education and employment.
Bosses hope it will prevent young people in Clacton being given the tag of ‘NEET’ – a term invented by the Government meaning “not in education, employment or training”.
County councillor for education Stephen Castle said: “This is great news for the Clacton centre and young people in the Tendring area.
“The Bright Futures Project will help young people and their families make informed choices and build skills for later in life in order to achieve a brighter future.”