Action Lescudjack

Action Lescudjack

Putting the Community First

Lead Organisation: Trelya

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Community Levelling Up

SPF awarded: £142,313.19

Location: Penzance

Trelya was founded as a registered charity in 2001 to meet the needs of children, young people and families experiencing the challenges associated with living in West Cornwall’s most deprived communities. Trelya’s main aim is to improve the life outcomes of children, young people and families who are the most adversely affected by multiple deprivation. They place a particular emphasis on improving the mental health, physical health and educational outcomes for the most vulnerable and hard to reach members of their community.

’Action Lescudjack’ project will establish a community-led hub – providing services for the community, by the community and deliver an intensive outreach programme that supports community involvement in local regeneration decision making and youth participation. The hub will maximise the impact of and develop existing community resources, including utilising The Lescudjack Centre (a 3-storey community centre in the heart of Penzance East – Cornwall’s second most deprived community) and its outdoor space to provide a base for activities and services. Local people will be involved both in making decisions about how services from the building are run, and the hub will act as a catalyst to develop local projects and activities, providing a base for economic regeneration though the development of critical employment skills, empowering local leaders and the wider community and restoring a sense of community, local pride and belonging. Services will include a community food pantry, youth and family programmes, food education and a warm bank as well as social events run by the community.

For more information see:

Facebook –  Trelya Cornwall


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