Horsham district Snack Wagon shortlisted for grant

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The Snack Wagon, which offers mobile youth provision for young people aged between 13 and 18 years in the Horsham district, has had its impact recognised.

A joint initiative from Horsham District Council and West Sussex Youth Service, the Snack Wagon has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 in the Horsham District.

It has a chance to be awarded a £3,000 grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Cllr Sue Rogers, Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for a safer and healthier district, said: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to the Snack Wagon by enabling us to enhance Snack Wagon service, and support provided to young people, by meeting their needs through specialised support, making a difference to the lives of hundreds of young people in the Horsham District.

“Please vote for the Snack Wagon to benefit from the Community Fund award.”

The vehicle acts as an informal meeting place and aims to provide a safe space for young people as well as provide a base from which outreach and detached youth work can be delivered.

Youth workers engage with young people on specific issues identified and provide information and advice on a range of topics - like sexual health, alcohol awareness and personal safety.

To find out more about the community fund and the Snack Wagon and cast your vote, visit the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.

Community Fund 2013 voting is open until November 1.