22 Jul 2020

Community fund awards grant to support service for young people

GreenSquare has awarded Gloucestershire-based TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) a grant of £500 to help provide counselling for vulnerable young people aged between 9 and 21. 

The charity has trained counsellors who can listen, help to guide, and set goals for young people living in Gloucestershire who are struggling with various mental health issues.

The money has been awarded from GreenSquare's Community Fund, which gives grants to community groups and organisations whose projects benefit their local communities (in an area where GreenSquare has homes in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire). A panel of customer volunteers is responsible for reviewing applications and awarding grants from the fund of up to £500. 

Julie Bielby, Community Involvement Manager at GreenSquare, said: “Last year alone TIC+ had over 2,000 young people use their counselling services to help them cope, which shows just how vital their service really is. 

“We are delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause.” 

Nia Price from the Fundraising team at TIC+, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to GreenSquare. The money received from the Community Fund will enable us to provide 10 counselling sessions for young people aged between 9 and 21. 

“These young people are living with various mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and more. For them, being able to talk to someone who really wants to help them, and who won't judge them, is often a lifeline in their world."

As well as providing a counselling and support service for children and young people, TIC+ also runs a parent support helpline, which is a free service for parents and carers to talk with someone about the issues their child may be facing. 

For more information about the GreenSquare Community Fund, and to find out how you can apply for a grant for your project or organisation, click here

For more information about TIC+, please visit ticplus.org.uk