Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly funds Rite of Passage Wilderness Weekend for vulnerable men in Cornwall
Thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly funding from their Commissioners Community Grant Scheme has supported 39 voluntary organisations working to make a positive difference to their local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Recent funding from the scheme supported the West-Cornwall-based charity, A Band of Brothers. A well-established charity providing mentoring programs for deprived, vulnerable young men including ex-offenders.
The £5,000 grant helped A Band of Brothers to run their Rite of Passage Wilderness Weekend mentoring sessions for thirty ex-offenders who were potentially at risk of offending again. The weekend workshops encouraged the men to learn more about themselves from older male mentors in a safe space, disconnected away from technology and any other distractions. The experience from the Rite of Passage workshops forged a healthy union between each young man, their mentors, and their community.
The grant facilitated the start of the men’s positive transformation and enabled the young men to make a fresh, positive start back in their communities.