The Connections Bus Project has been providing youth services in Cambridgeshire for over 25 years but arguable is currently experiencing its toughest period in all that time. However through adaption and perseverance the charity is surviving and hoping to thrive. Read on to hear from the charity’s Project Manager (Alan Webb) on how they have faced challenges and are moving forward.

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COVID-19 Response – 07 July 2021

We continue to be restricted in the services that we are able to offer, and are reviewing what we may be able to provide. However with the announcement of the governments steps we believe we will be able to offer the following at each step:

  • STEP 1: Online babysitting courses, detached youth work (not promoted)
  • STEP 2: As above plus use of youth van* in detached setting (allowing promotion to young people), First Aid Courses for babysitting students.
  • STEP 3:(now) As above plus review of building based youth work in larger venues (bubble sizes to be announced)
  • STEP 4: As above plus review of all building based youth work and review of youth bus use (dependent on social distancing requirements)

Note *: this refers to a new venture with a custom fitted van containing basic outdoor activity equipment, gazebo and facilities for making hot drinks, that could be parked at a recreation ground with youth workers present; allowing young people to gather safely under supervision

Our senior staff are only working on a part-time basis until such time that we can recommence our building and bus based youth work. If you have any questions or need help and advice then please check out our “Helpful Links” page or contact us via email or facebook.

Youth Club Al Fresco

It’s here, our new Youth Cub from a Van project is ready to go and will be starting in some villages from 17 May. This venture will enable us to run an outdoor youth club for young people in Cambridgeshire communities including games, activities, hot drinks, information and advice, and much more.

Communities planned for this term include Oakington, Chatteris, Haslingfield, Trumpington Meadows, Cottenham and Warboys. Watch this space for days and times to be announced very soon.

A special thank you to the following for their generous grants towards this project: The Pye Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and The Cole Charitable Trust.

New Trustees Required

Are you passionate about seeing young people meet their potential? Could you spare a few hours a month to support one of the county’s largest youth work charities?

More details can be found here: Vacancies