KYDS is delighted to have received a £500 grant from Grassroots Charity.

Grassroots is a registered charity which has been operating since 1991, specialising in making small grants to voluntary and community organisations involved in social welfare in North East Essex.

The £500 awarded to KYDS was given to help the Society meet its venue hire costs, which is the biggest expenditure for KYDS.

James Stocker, Chair of Trustees, said “We are extremely grateful to Grassroots Charity for their generous donation. This money will help us to meet our venue hire costs and continue our important work in the community, including our regular meetings twice a week with young people”.

Lord Petre, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (L) presenting the cheque to Bill Sheldon, KYDS Fundraising Officer (R).