The Bright Futures Fund
The Bright Futures Fund was set up in 2008 up by a husband and wife who wish to provide help to groups helping young people to engage in positive activities. The fund is specifically targeted at young people facing difficulty or disadvantage because they are not in employment, education or training; young people who have offended or are considered to be at risk of offending; young people affected by bereavement and young carers.
STARS Cambridgeshire Children's Bereavement Support Service received £2,000 to provide free, specialist bereavement support and counselling for six grieving children and young people and their families, either before or after the loss of someone close to them.
Red Hen Project received £1,000 to run cookery courses to provide families on a budget with cooking skills and to reduce isolation through peer support.
Nene Valley Care Trust received £1,500 to provide a career based mentoring programme to help care leavers find employment.
Community CARTS received £1,500 for a series of confidence-building fitness workshops.