Stevenage charity launches dragons' den project

A NEW initiative aimed at funding community projects has been launched by a charity. Stevenage Community Trust has established Community Dragons Den, where young people can apply for money to fund a project which will leave a legacy in their area. Trust

A NEW initiative aimed at funding community projects has been launched by a charity.

Stevenage Community Trust has established Community Dragons' Den, where young people can apply for money to fund a project which will leave a legacy in their area.

Trust manager June Oldroyd said: "The criteria for the project is quite broad as we want the young people to be limited only by their imagination."

Those behind successful written applications will be asked to present their idea to a board of business and community representatives.

Stevenage sea cadets are the first group to receive an application form.

Alan Fuller, of Stevenage-based missiles company MBDA, is a trustee of Stevenage Community Trust and on the Community Dragons' Den board.

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He said: "Community Dragons is a fun project that will allow the young citizens of our town to test their business and presentation skills.

"Following selection by the Dragons, the successful teams will be challenged to deliver their project in a nine-month timeframe.

"We look forward to reviewing some very exciting proposals in the coming weeks."

For further information and an application form, visit www.stevenagecommunitytrust.org or ring 01438 773368.