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The CLA Charitable Trust grants £3,000 to The Stonehouse Gang to fund improvements to the Ty Garreg Bunkhouse

Based in an inner city housing estate, The Stonehouse Gang is at the heart of the community in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

In an area where the word ‘gang’ is regularly used as a negative, The Stonehouse Gang are turning this into a positive receiving over 400 community members each week. Many are involved in drug misuse and antisocial behaviour, the charity spend their time empowering young people to use their energy in more useful ways.

The funding received from the CLA trust will help to improve our centre and will encourage more young people to visit Ty Carreg. Indoor showers are a massive step forward and something we haven’t been able to achieve in the past, with finance being a major factor. We also needed a flat place to camp and this money will help us achieve the goal. Our volunteers play a massive part in keeping costs at the centre down, so the money received will go a lot further. Our thanks go to CLA Charitable Trust for supporting us and helping us bring the countryside to all in the city.

Rob Green, Youth Development Officer at The Stonehouse Gang

With vital works required at their Ty Garreg Bunkhouse located at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, The Stonehouse Gang have received a grant of £3,000 from the CLACT. The CLACT supports charitable organisations that access the benefits of the countryside to pursue the health and wellbeing of people, and provide opportunities for education about the countryside.

This is an inspirational charity, providing an opportunity for a large number of young people to learn about, and experience the nurturing benefits of the countryside. This is at the heart of the aims of the CLA Charitable Trust and I am delighted that we are able to support the improvements required to Ty Garreg Bunkhouse

Bridget Biddell, Chairman of the CLA Charitable Trust

The grant will go towards funding structural work on the bunkhouse, improving the washing and shower facilities, as well as creating more space to accommodate Duke of Edinburgh Award participants.