In December 2021 we were invited by BBC Children in Need to apply for a one year grant extension which would enable us to continue our Youth provision for another twelve months after the original end date of 31st July 2022. In March 2022 we received notice that our application for an extension had been successful and we would be awarded £26,433 for 'Year Four' of our project. This was great news for the Centre, our team and our Youth Stars members. 

This really is fantastic news for our Youth Stars members and a big boost for our organisation during challenging times.

As a result, our Youth provision will now run until 31st July 2023 and Nicky and her team are busy making sure that this final year will be a great year. Currently, sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday evening are attracting over 30 children per session and it is great to see the children all enjoying themselves.

On behalf of our Directors, Staff, Volunteers and Service Users, we would like to thank BBC Children in Need for supporting the Dorothy Parkes Centre.