£65,000 awarded

An organisation which was set up to help empower young people across North Wales, and received funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation, has achieved registered charitable status.

And Youth Shedz Cymru made it a double celebration by marking the occasion with the grand opening of the latest addition to their family –  the Abergele Youth Shed.

Youth Shedz is the brainchild of Scott Jenkinson, a reformed drug addict who has previously spent time both homeless and in prison, with the initial branch launched in Denbigh already prompting several more ‘Shedz’ to be formed across North Wales.

These groups ensure there are safe places for young people to proactively engage, develop new skills and further their education, with a minimum of 200 youngsters currently on the verge of anti-social behaviour set to benefit over the next three years.

The new Abergele Youth Shed is a partnership project involving Itaca Abergele, Abergele Action Group and Youth Shedz.

The Steve Morgan Foundation has provided Youth Shedz with a three-year grant of £65,000