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Homework club success for Cherwell Award Winner

23 July 2015

An award winning Cherwell community centre has continued to show its support for the area through a popular homework club for local residents.

Funded by Sanctuary Housing, the homework club was set-up at The Hill Community Centre to provide young people with a place to study, as well as access to laptops, free internet, a hot meal and support from staff and volunteers.

Around 15 children aged between 10 and 16 have attended the weekly sessions at the centre in Bretch Hill, Banbury.

Why was the homework club set up?

The homework club was established as a result of requests from youngsters wanting somewhere safe and quiet to study, with the resources they needed.

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “We are so pleased to continue our partnership work with The Hill, to help them develop and manage community-led projects.

“The young people had a real need for this group and it’s great to hear that it was set up successfully and well attended.”

Sheena Gow, from The Hill, added: “We are grateful for the support from Sanctuary Housing in establishing the homework club, which has made a real difference to the young people we work with.”

This project was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Community Award Winners

The Hill scooped the Partnership trophy at Sanctuary Housing’s recent Cherwell Community Awards. The recognition was for their continuous effort to connect and work positively with other individuals, groups and organisations in the area.


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