Floventis backs Milford Youth Matters with grants for young people 

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Floventis backs Milford Youth Matters with grants for young people

Stephen Crabb, the MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire has welcomed the launch of a new grant funding initiative that will be managed by young people for the benefit of other young people in Milford Haven.

Floating offshore wind developer Floventis Energy has partnered with Milford Youth Matters to launch Dyfodol. Up to £1000 will be available for young people to develop projects in the local community that benefit the environment. Co-ordinated by Milford Youth Matters, a panel of young people will be selected to award grants for youth-led projects.

Speaking at the launch at Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre, Stephen Crabb MP said: “I was delighted to take part in the launch of DyfodoL. This exciting new project puts young people themselves in the driving seat for allocating funds for local projects around Milford. It’s a brilliant opportunity for youngsters to develop their leadership and decision-making skills.

“It’s great to see offshore wind developer Floventis becoming a charity partner with Milford Youth Matters in this project. These are exciting times for Milford Haven, and it’s so encouraging seeing business working alongside the community in this way.”

Milford Youth Matters is a local charity based in Milford Haven aimed at supporting young people aged 11-25. Dayle Gibby said: “With the backing of Floventis, Dyfodol is a great opportunity to engage more young people and encourage them to take an active role in their local community. The programme will also help our young people to develop important life skills and work together on projects that will benefit the wider community of Milford Haven.”

Tess Blazey is Director of Policy and External Relations for Floventis Energy. She said: “Investing in the lives of future generations will help create a prosperous future the local area; developing their confidence and equipping them with the skills they need to join the workforce. We’re proud to collaborate with Milford Youth Matters as their partner on this exciting project and look forward to seeing the difference that our support makes for the young people of Milford Haven.”

Applications for funding should be directed to Dayle.mym@outlook.com. The deadline is 16th December.