During 2018, Young Bristol launched its ‘Youth Bus for Young Bristol Appeal’ to raise £90,000 during the organisation’s 90th anniversary year to purchase a new mobile youth provision.
The initiative aimed to provide an opportunity to engage with communities where there is currently no youth provision, enabling Young Bristol to access hard-to-reach areas of the city, as well as rural areas, where there is an increasing demand for activities for younger people. SMV was delighted to award a grant of £30,000 towards the purchase of the Youth Club on Wheels.
In June 2019, the new Youth Club on Wheels stopped in at Merchants’ Hall where the Master, Treasurer and Chair of the Charity Committee were on hand to welcome Lucy Saunders, Development and Fundraising Manager for Young Bristol and Matt Donnelly, Programmes Manager.
In total, the Young Bristol appeal exceeded the £90,000 target, raising £120,000, which not only covered the purchase of a brand-new Youth Club on Wheels, but will also contribute towards its running costs for the year ahead.