Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Thanet District Council has welcomed the news that more than £175,000 worth of Lottery funding will be coming to Thanet to help improve anti-social behaviour and relationships between the generations.

The money, from the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme, has been awarded to the Children's Society to run the Thanet Participation Project over the next two years.

The award of £176,221 will pay for a new project to run in Dane Valley, Newington, Whitehall and Birchington.

It will provide opportunities for young people aged between 11 and 18 and people over the age of 55 to interact with each other and better understand the other generation through volunteering and training.

Cllr. Zita Wiltshire, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: "This is excellent news for Thanet and fits in with the work already being done by the Thanet Community Safety Partnership to promote understanding between different generations. We know that this is an issue in Thanet that needs tackling and this project will help to do exactly that. It's always great to see Lottery funding coming into Thanet and it's something we warmly welcome. We look forward to working with the Children's Society, as their project moves forward over the next couple of years."

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