Local Youth Worker scoops Gold!
Tom Addiscott has been awarded Nation Radios Pride of Wales Gold award for community and fundraising work and his the commitment to safeguarding local services for young people whilst under threat of redundancy.
Tom had been working under Glyncoch Community Regeneration on the community voice project where funding was ending, thanks to interlink they had a small extension on the community voice project on the basis of looking to secure similar services.
The community voice project acted as a major support mechanism for young people and community members across Glyncoch and Ynysybwl. Young people were about to lose this community based support. This was alongside the loss of funding for two youth projects at Glyncoch and Ynysybwl, due to the closure of the communities first programme.
Facing redundancy Tom continued to run youth provision and support for community members while working young people to secure funding to run both Ynysybwl and Glyncoch Youth provisions for the next 3 years (from Children in Need and the Waterloo foundation).
Co-designing services with young people and community members Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership was able secure £250,000 from the people and places fund to run a 3 year youth enterprise project across the both communities, this will provide a much needed support services for young people across both communities.
Editor’s Note: Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership aims to raise the quality of life for all, create opportunities for young people and create opportunities in health and sport as well as to help develop the local economy, particularly countryside access and tourism.