Parenting programme grant

The St Albans West Local Partnership has been allocated a grant of £500 from a local county councillor to help pay for a parenting programme for targeted families.

Councillor Chris White (St Albans Central) has allocated the funding to the partnership from his locality budget. The funding will pay for a series of parenting workshops as well as contributing towards training more facilitators. The workshops cover a number of different subjects such as managing anger and building resilience; parenting teens; positive parenting for young mums; and helping children cope with divorce and separation.

The St Albans West Local Partnership is made up of 27 member schools in the area, supporting children and young people between the ages of five and 19 (or 23 if the child has special needs). The impact of the work of the partnership on children and young people can be enormous, helping them to become productive, happy and engaged members of society.

Cllr White said: “Supporting families which are under pressure pays enormous dividends for society. I am delighted to be able to support the parenting workshops offered by the partnership.”

A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.

Locality budgets were launched in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy social, economic or environmental causes in Hertfordshire. For information on how to apply for funding under the scheme visitwww.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets

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