£5,000 grant to fund cafe
MENDIP YMCA has been awarded £5,000 towards the running costs of the Routes Youth Cafe in Palmer Street, Frome.
The YMCA was one of 18 Somerset youth clubs to have received a share of £49,000 in grants from Somerset County Council.
The other two in Mendip were Evercreech Youth Club and Elim Connect Youth Club in Wells.
Teenage members of the Somerset Youth Parliament Advisory Group were asked by the Council to allocate the fund and spent two days of their school holidays making their decision.
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Councillor Frances Nicholson, cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: "The Somerset Youth Parliament Advisory Group members are very impressive and public spirited young men and women.
"They are exactly the right people to be thinking through Somerset young people's needs and deciding on the allocation of this money among the voluntary youth clubs."
Jake Pitt, member of the Youth Parliament for Mendip, said: "I was really pleased that we awarded nearly £10,000 to three youth clubs in Mendip to help maintain much needed youth provision for young people in these communities and the group was pleased to support Mendip YMCA."