Northampton Saints Foundation are delighted to have been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, to support the delivery of our holiday Aspire programme.
The funding will ensure we are able to keep students on track and focused during the summer holidays, preventing them from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, gangs or crime whilst supporting their mental wellbeing.
Despite Covid-19 impacting all of the Foundation’s programmes since March this year, we have continued to provide both onsite and remote support for our students across our Engage Primary & Secondary, Engage Plus and Hitz programmes.
But now two weeks of summer Aspire programmes are guaranteed, taking place in August, with places already filled for those.
The grant from Northants PFCC will also allow Saints Foundation to run further sessions in the October 2020 and February 2021 half-term breaks, as well as a week during the 2021 Easter holidays.
“I’m always inspired by the hard work and creativity that people put in to help make our communities safer, and particularly during these very difficult times we are living in,” said Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold.
“Hats off to Northampton Saints Foundation for this tremendous project which will support young people who may be at risk from criminality.”
Jordan Letts, Head of Northampton Saints Foundation, added: “Saints Foundation supports young people who are at risk, or have been permanently excluded, from mainstream education – and our Aspire programme is essential to create a safe place for them.”