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TSB Fund Willenhall project

7 August 2013

Sky Blues in the Community excited by benefits of new project funded by Lloyds TSB, Whitefriars and West Midlands Police

Young people from Willenhall are set to benefit from a brand new project funded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation, West Midlands Police and Whitefriars Housing.
The funding from the three partner organisations will see Sky Blues coaches offering football and multi-sport sessions two evenings each week at the Hagard Centre on Remembrance Road.

The coaching and activities will be free to young people aged 12 to 18, and will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. The project aims to offer young people something positive to do in the evenings and at the same time promote physical activity and build relationships between young people and the police.

Craig White, Inclusion Manager for Sky Blues in the Community said “There are a range of partners who have been involved in making this project possible. We are really grateful for the support from all of the partners, and we know this project will have a positive impact on the young people from the area.
“We already deliver some holiday activities in Willenhall, so we are looking to build on this and more regular contact with the young people will be a real benefit to them and hopefully other residents in the local area.”


The total cost of the project for free activities for the next two years is £46,591 – which includes a Lloyds TSB Foundation grant of £30,450, West Midlands Police £10,000 and Whitefriars Housing £2,912.
Peter Cunnison, Grant Manager for the West Midlands at the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, said, “Sky Blues in the Community is a charity that provides a much needed service for young people in Willenhall. The Foundation has a long history of supporting charities that help to improve young people’s life choices and chances and help them to play a fuller role in communities.”
The free coaching session sessions will be starting on Tuesday 13th August at 6pm at the Hagard Centre, Remembrance Road, Willenhall.

For more information on the project, please contact Craig White on 024 7678 6313 or email

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