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Short-listed Youth & Community Centre needs your vote!

YMCA Mendip have been shortlisted in the national M&S Community Energy Fund competition and are now in the running for a share of £300,000 towards their renewable energy project at Frome Youth & Community Centre on Vallis Road.    

M&S Energy will be awarding regional funding for projects across Great Britain that require a maximum of £12,000 and a prize for the most innovative and inspiring projects are open to the public vote.

YMCA Mendip have recently taken on a 99-year lease of the venue and are currently raising funds to renovate the centre and develop it into a community hub for people of all ages in Frome.  Long-term plans include the installation of a silver gym and community café within the building.

Youth & community development manager, Mark Willcox said, “Frome Youth & Community Centre is a vital asset for local people.  We want to develop and  transform the centre into an accessible, affordable, vibrant community hub for people of all ages in Frome to come together, and take part in affordable sporting, creative and social activities.”

In order to win the vote and secure vital funding for the continued renovation of the venue, YMCA Mendip needs your vote.  To find out more, please visit www.mandsenergyfund.com and select YMCA Mendip from the ‘West’ regional participants or contact Karen Collins on 07896 845245 or kcollins @mendipymca.org.uk

YMCA Mendip deliver a range of services, with an emphasis on homelessness, housing, youth work provision and information, advice and guidance.   Although part of the worldwide YMCA movement, YMCA Mendip is not a national charity, but totally independent and autonomous, working with local young people and communities across Mendip.

This year, YMCA Mendip are celebrating 125 years of supporting young people in our community. To mark this achievement, a celebratory event is being held at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 21st October at 2pm. Entry to the service is free and open to all. If you would like to attend, please send your RSVP to Karen Collins at kcollins @mendipymca.org.uk

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