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The Peel Project has received funding of almost £60,000 to continue their work in supporting adults and young people in Hull. The funding strengthens an existing partnership with mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

The Peel Project CIC, formed in December 2020, was set up to address the lack of grassroot community and youth engagement work that was taking place locally. This lack of local activity was then further restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a new organisation, The Peel Project CIC provide support services to the local Hull community with emphasis on groups of people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnicities) and offer a range of support to the local community, particularly around the Central Ward, Hull. The Peel Project is Hull’s first BAME led organisation. The Peel Project focuses on improving lives and building communities.

As part of an ongoing partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, funding totalling £59,983 has been secured from Mind nationally, and will allow The Peel Project to continue their work, and develop more sessions for young people and their families. Activities ran by the organisation achieve many outcomes, such as improving mental health, improving fitness and activity, and reducing anti-social behaviour in the local area.

The funding will further provide an opportunity for young people from a diverse range of ethnicities to join in a range of activities, including football, arts and crafts, Jiu Jitsu, racket sports, swimming and community events. The organisation currently have over 300 children registered from 19 different ethnicities, 40% of whom qualify for free school meals.

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