Cash grants on offer to stop youth offending

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CHARITIES working with youngsters can apply for a slice of £100,000.

The cash is available to schemes that work with young people between four and 19 and tackle anti-social behaviour and youth offending.

Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner, Simon Hayes, is working with the funding charity Artswork.

He said: ‘We know that getting involved in creative projects inspires young people, and this investment will build upon that experience.

‘I’m dedicating £50,000 which will be matched by Artswork.’

The Arts and Culture Investment Programme targets youngsters at risk of becoming offenders or victims.

Cash grants will be paid out between £500 and £5,000.

Peter Taylor, strategic manager for Artswork, said: ‘Art and culture can transform the lives of young people and help them to influence their world.’

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