Canvey Island Town Council recently gave £500 as part of their grants scheme to Bar’N’Bus, a local charitable trust. Bar’N’Bus aims “educate, support and encourage” young people by providing a mobile youth centres in converted double decker buses. The buses offer facilities that are not always readily available in the community, for the benefit of young people.
The double decker bus is available on Canvey weekly at the Labworth Car Park on Wednesdays. Bar’n’Bus also provide an weekly counselling service to three local secondary schools, through trained counsellors and peer counselling. The trust will use the grant to pay running costs for three weeks.
Cllr Peter May, Chairman of Canvey Island Town Council said “Congratulations to Bar’N’Bus on their successful application for funding. The Bar’n’Bus Trust offer an invaluable service for young people, and the Town Council is happy to support them through the grants scheme.”
If there are other community or charity organisations working on Canvey Island who feel they would benefit from the grants scheme, they are asked to contact the Town Council. Every year the Town Council sets aside money within the budget for grants, aimed to benefit people and projects on Canvey Island. Applications will be considered for financial assistance from organisations towards a specific project, item or activity which is non commercial. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk or download an application form and further details from the Town Council’s website