Lookout Project to launch new base

Pensnett’s Lookout Project, which helps local young people make positive life choices, will officially open its new base this month.

The centre, located at 116 Commonside, will hold an open day to mark the occasion on Wednesday 18 August from 1.30 to 3pm. There will be an opportunity to look around the new base as well as the chance to meet with the volunteers who run the project. The opening of the building follows a £6,000 grant from the Brierley Hill area committee capital allocations fund, which funded the installation of door and window shutters to enhance security to the building.

Councillor Geoffrey Southall, chairman of Brierley Hill area committee, said: “Lookout Project offers guidance to young people on a number of issues including debt, sexual health and substance misuse. It also gives them the opportunity to volunteer and undertake peer mentoring.

“The new building will be a vital base for the volunteers who make the project possible and the capital allocations funding will help to keep it secure.”

For more information about funding opportunities via area committee capital allocations, call Joe Jablonski on 01384 815243.

Groups and organisations that have already been successful in obtaining funding from capital allocation budgets are reminded they cannot reapply within a three-year period.

For more information on the Lookout Project call 01384 918801 or email www.ourneighbourhoodextended@yahoo.co.uk

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