Youth centre created to provide inclusive and supportive environment for young people in Bodmin

Youth nights at KBSK Performing Arts CIC

Thanks to the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly funding from their Commissioners Community Grant Scheme has supported 39 voluntary organisations and charities who are working to make a positive difference to their local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Recent funding from the scheme supported the Bodmin-based community group, KBSK Performing Arts CIC. KBSK aims to reach young people in one of the most deprived and under-resourced areas in Cornwall. The group have become an open and accessible space for children and families that come from financial and social deprivation who struggle with mental health and children with many complex and additional needs including children with Autism, ADHD and children who are deaf and partially sighted.

The grant of £5,000 from the scheme helped to create a youth centre with an inclusive and supportive atmosphere for young people in Bodmin, enabling them to thrive and exceed socially in society. The activities of the youth centre were designed to be collaborative and have allowed the young people to engage with like-minded others through group sessions and activities.

KSBK aims to keep young people off the streets and out of harm. The youth project also aims to change attitudes and raise expectations to encourage, inspire and motivate young people to do well and avoid crime, helping to tackle anti-social behaviours across Cornwall.