The Sir James Knott Trust Supports The Cyrenians Residential Sporting Academy
The Cyrenians have been successful in a grant application to the Sir James Knott Trust to help fund the pioneering work at their Residential Sporting Academy in Gateshead.
The Academy which houses 16 - 25 year old youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds and provides first rate sporting facilities for those living there, was opened in January 2012 by Newcastle United Manager, Alan Pardew.
The grant will allow The Cyrenians to continue to offer supported accommodation, providing a service for young and vulnerable people who have a Gateshead connection and would be otherwise homeless or at risk of homelessness. Those living with The Cyrenians benefit from 24 hour support and gain the skills and appropriate support to move on to living independent lives.
As residents of the Sports Academy young people are expected to participate in a minimum of two hours of sports activity each week to improve their health and well-being at venues across Gateshead and Newcastle.