OUR Generation is delighted to announce that the project has been extended until September 2023.
OUR Generation launched in 2020 and despite early difficulties due to the impact of COVID-19 has now exceeded targets, having engaged over 38,000 children and young people and over 4,500 key contacts.
The project had been due to finish in December 2022, however, an initial extension was granted until the end of March 2023.
Now, following a successful application submitted to SEUPB, it has been confirmed that the project will run until September 2023.
Speaking on behalf of the partnership, David Babington, CEO of lead partner Action Mental Health, said:
“I would like to thank SEUPB and our match funders for the confidence they have shown in us, through allocation of this additional funding.
“We are absolutely delighted, during such uncertain times, to know that we can continue to meet the unprecedented demand for our programmes and activities, which support our children and young people to develop the skills necessary for good mental health and emotional resilience.”
He added: “ This is not only so vital to them in their own lives, but it is also an essential foundation to supporting them to become agents of change, building peace in communities.”
The good news comes just as the project gears up for the release of a new mental health and wellbeing app for children and young people.
The final closure event for the project is expected to be held in May 2023.
A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
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