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TAGS (Teenagers, Gender and Sexuality), an element of Warrington Borough Council’s Youth Service, has won the award for excellence within our Small Grants programme.

TAGS is a small but wonderful organisation and when they applied for a small grant to support their members’ mental health and wellbeing, following the devastating loss of their friend and fellow member Brianna Ghey, a corporate donor was our first port of call. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, and strong supporter the LGBTQ community, Flex in Warrington was delighted to help, and this project was born.

This project is an example of how relatively small sums can make a huge difference. The young people at TAGS were offered yoga classes, visited The Proud Place in Manchester, and enjoyed some self-care through pampering sessions. These seemingly small interventions helped to build friendships and confidence, opening the door to healing and a more fulfilling life.

In the following film, a member of TAGS speaks about their experience and how the project helped them through challenging times.

Thank you, Cheshire Community Foundation and Flex, for all your support. We will carry on working to ensure the young people of Warrington are supported in a safe space where they can enjoy being themselves.

Jaime Graham, Early Help Qualified Youth Worker
Warrington Youth Services
Adrien Astre of TAGS receiving their President’s award from Lady Alexis Redmond MBE, and Mel Sproston CEO of CCF.

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