Trent Bridge Community Trust awarded £63,000 grant by Severn Trent 

Monday 7 February 2022

A mentoring programme provided by the charity of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge Community Trust, has received a £63,590 grant from Seven Trent’s Community Fund.

The grant was awarded to the Trust’s Positive Futures programme which targets children and young people at risk from social exclusion in Rushcliffe.

It works with a wide range of young people, including those with behaviour problems, those at risk of joining gangs or criminality, as well as school refusers. A team of specialist youth workers and wraparound staff also deliver mentoring, employability workshops and ongoing support to those who attend.

The new programme, based at the Trust’s community hub in Melbourne Park, will mirror the Rushcliffe delivery with high-quality sports and physical activity, and an aim of bringing about enjoyment and increase positive behaviours for those who attend.

Sue Heyes, community fund officer at Severn Trent, said: “This project represents what our Community Fund is all about. The Positive Futures programme offers life-changing opportunities to young people in the local area who really benefit from the experience.

“It’s amazing what the programme has been able to achieve and we’re delighted to be able to support them in Melbourne Park with this grant.”

Mark Clifford, Community Project Manager at the Trust, said: “During the last 12 years of Positive Futures in Rushcliffe, we have seen the real, tangible impact our intervention can have on young people and the decisions they make. 

“Moving into the city represents a fantastic opportunity to extend our reach, and to make a difference to individuals with a range of needs.

“We are grateful to Severn Trent for this grant, and are excited to see how this project can grow over the next 12 months and beyond.”

Severn Trent’s Community Fund was created for community groups and projects that aim to improve community wellbeing: 

• People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills.

• Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use.

• Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment.

To find out more about the fund, and what projects have been awarded, please visit