Corby JAM secures lottery grant

A Northamptonshire group which helps reduce anti-social behaviour has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Corby JAM team has been given more than £210,000, which has been matched with funding from local organisations.

The funding means the team can continue its work for the next five years.

The project, which is a joint effort between youth workers and the police, has teams visiting problem areas in the town and getting to know youngsters.

'More sustainable'

Anne-Marie Lawson, who helped set-up the project which costs about £80,000 to run each year, said the youth workers provided an instant response to any problems.

"This means [the funding] that the project is more sustainable and we can plan to be in the right places at the right time," she said.

It is the first time the group has received funding for longer than a year.

The funding will help to provide extra training for youth workers and provide a community mentor programme, where each mentor who acts as a role model can provide one to one support.

Youth worker Charmaine Taylor said the team helped young people to make informed decisions.

"We've got facts and figures and case studies of local people which has more of an effect," she said.

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