REDDITCH Wheels Project based at the town’s skatepark will be offering free activities in the summer holidays for young people aged between 11 and 19 thanks to a grant from Sport England’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.
The award, from a pot of £5million National Lottery funding, aims to use sport and physical activity to bring the community together, tackle inequalities and provide opportunities for those who may be less physically active.
Redditch Wheels Project has received £4,950 towards its project which will offer free entry and equipment, including BMX, skateboard and scooter hire to break down barriers and get more young people active.
The cash will also see the venue’s first skateboard coach trained through Skateboard GB’s accredited course.
Redditch Wheels Project founder Steve Rooke thanked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund selectors for their support.
“We want to welcome more young people to take up skatepark actives as a way of life where they become fitter developing amazing skills doing something they can enjoy.”
The skatepark will be open seven-days-a-week in the summer holidays, subject to weather conditions – from 12pm to 9pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit redditchwheelsproject.co.uk for more.