Grant pays for new charity dance space

A borough charity has been given a cash boost to help fund a dancing programme for youngsters.

Phoenix Detached Youth Project in North Shields, has received £1,710from SITA Trust for their project to create a street space for cheerleaders and street dancers to practice.

The project will provide a street space suitable for young people to practice street dance, cheerleading and other low impact activities in a free outdoor space accessible to the whole community.

The area also has large plywood boards surrounding the court that are used by graffiti artists on a regular basis, along with ‘street jams’.

Luke Johnston, detached youth worker at the Phoenix Detached Youth Project, said: “It has been a pleasure working with the SITA Trust on this project.

“They have been very supportive in helping us create a diverse street space in which the community can practise and perform in a safe and legal environment.”

SITA Trust chairman Marek Gordon added: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund that will enhance communities and enrich nature.”