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Foundation receive funding from Places for People to deliver Kirkham Kicks programme!


AFC Fylde Community Foundation announce £10,000 of funding from Places for People to deliver a brand-new Kirkham Kicks football and multi-sport programme.


The funding will provide weekly diversionary sports activities for young people aged eight to 16 in Kirkham, using the power of the AFC Fylde badge.


Due to an increase in youth-related Anti-Social Behaviour in Kirkham and Wesham, the Foundation is working alongside social enterprise Places for People to give young people access to meaningful activities locally. Based at Kirkham Memorial Park, the project will be free for participants and will look to engage young people from Kirkham and the surrounding areas.


Throughout the project, Foundation staff and partners will deliver informal educational workshops to participants on key topics such as alcohol and drugs use and knife crime to help change behaviours, equipping them to make better life choices. The project will also aim to recruit and upskill volunteers to support the delivery of the weekly sessions.


Michael Whittle, Assistant Foundation Director at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “We are really pleased to receive this funding from Places for People.


“As a Foundation, for several years we have been trying to get activities up and running in Kirkham to give young people something to do in an evening.


“Hopefully this project will reduce Anti-Social Behaviour in Kirkham, and it can provide the young people with a sense of ownership of the local area by getting involved in volunteering.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Places for People for their support on the Kirkham Kicks programme.”


Marcus Hulme, Director of Places Impact, at Places for People, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the AFC Fylde Community Foundation to deliver this vital programme within the community.


“AFC Fylde Community Foundation is just one of the community projects that we are supporting with grant funding through the charitable arm of our business – Places Foundation. These types of projects help to provide more opportunities for young people to access facilities and education that is vital in helping them to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to supporting the team and seeing the incredible results of the programme.”


For more information please contact Scott Harries on Scott.harries@afcfylde.co.uk or 01772598856

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