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The Way Youth Zone to Provide Free Entry and Hot Meals for Wolverhampton’s Young People

The Way Youth Zone, a state-of-the-art facility for young people aged 8-18 in Wolverhampton is pleased to announce that it will be providing free entry and free hot meals for young people throughout the winter, thanks to funding from the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Currently with 1,900 members, the Youth Zone will be able to provide free entry to all young people aged 8-18 from 4th December 2023 until 31st March 2024. Young people will also be able to enjoy a free, nutritious hot meal in the café during their visit.

A recent survey of young people in the West Midlands, carried out by the youth charity Onside, revealed that 67% are concerned about the cost-of-living crisis, with 25% of them stopping activities outside of school like socialising with friends, sports and hobbies for this reason.

The Government’s Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK. Grants will support charities and community organisations in England at the frontline of dealing with the increase in the cost-of-living.

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