3Pillars Project has been awarded a three-year grant of £96,000 from BBC Children in Need to deliver a range of sports-based pro-social opportunities for young men in the youth justice system. The growing charity provides activities to support the wellbeing of participants, and encourages positive relationships with their peers.
The 3Pillars Project’s GAMEPLAN initiative is a dynamic intervention that offers a comprehensive multi-year effort to support young people in the youth justice system, both before and after release, through - a sports based mentoring programme which aims to reduce reoffending and positively empower young people as they reintegrate into society. The newly awarded grant from BBC Children in Need will allow the charity to continue working with HMP/YOI Feltham and HMP/YOI Cookham Wood.
Sophie Charles, Senior Impact Officer at BBC Children and Need, said; “BBC Children in Need’s approach to funding sees us support children and young people who are directly experiencing disadvantage. Young people in the youth justice system can be some of the most vulnerable in society and so we are proud to be supporting 3Pillar’s and look forward to seeing the difference this funding makes.”
Founder and CEO of 3Pillars Project Mike Crofts added; ”We have a successful track record having worked with hundreds of people in custody and the community. Now with fantastic support from BBC Children in Need we are able to build on the solid foundations and reach more young people than ever before.”