The Power of Gaming was one of over 20 local charities and voluntary organisations that received recognition and grants at the recent High Sheriffs’ Awards. The High Sheriffs’ Fund was established to give credit to local initiatives that address crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour, and is managed by the independent charitable trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF).
The Power of Gaming is a social change project currently hosted by Maldon and District CVS, who believe that gaming has the power to bring people together through a shared interest and by doing that can impact positively on participant’s mental and physical wellbeing.
The Power of Gaming received £1500 from the High Sheriff which has been topped up to £5k from the Essex Community Foundation.
Sarah Troop, Director of Maldon and District CVS said “Power of Gaming has been running as a project of Maldon and District CVS for just over a year now and we have over 100 young people who come along to our regular sessions and holiday clubs. The interest has been overwhelming but we have been limited to delivering in Maldon town only. We are keen to spread out and support more young people in other parts of our district and are being invited to do so by parish councils, churches and other community groups, funding from the High Sheriff will allow us to do that and we can’t wait!”
To find out more about The Power of Gaming click here.