A PIONEERING project to provide after-school activities to hundreds of young people has been recognised with a major award.
Nowt2Do, which is supported by Wigan and Leigh Housing (WALH), scooped the Excellence In Youth Involvement award for the North of England category in the prestigious Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) awards.
The service, based at Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley, beat housing organisations from across the north of the country to take the award, which highlights organisations working with social housing providers to bring communities together and get people involved.
Since the initial 10-week pilot scheme was created by Wigan-based PC Andy Wright in 2009, Nowt2Do has been extended to offer hundreds of children a massive range of activities, from dance and music groups to classes teaching skills such as bricklaying.
PC Wright said: “Greater Manchester Police (GMP), WALH and local schools are demonstrating that by working together we can get young people engaged in safe, meaningful activities.”
Nowt2Do will now go through to the national final of the TPAS awards, in July.