Lottery windfall for Barnstaple youth project

The Starfish NDH project gets almost �300,000 for youth workers at Forches.

YOUNG people in Barnstaple have been celebrating after the popular Starfish NDH project run by North Devon Homes received almost �300,000 from the Big Lottery.

The money will enable the housing association to extend the work it is doing in partnership with the Forches Community Association.

The �295,029 will ensure dedicated youth workers can continue to deliver the multi-agency project, which engages with young people aged nine to 16.

It provides learning and training opportunities, youth clubs, adventure weekends and a variety of life experiences.


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The young people are actively encouraged to take on responsibilities in the running of the programme.

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