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Silverback Project

Silverbacks-volunteering

Applicant: Shepway District Council

Project: Silverback Project

Grant award: £500

The Silverback Project has enthused 6 young people that are NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) and offered them stimulating practical opportunities to gain experience and knowledge from experienced tradesmen.  With bases at both Wanstone Court and the wider Up on the Downs scheme, it linked young people with the historical and environmental aspects of the Up on the Downs scheme by supporting hands on practical training in the use of chestnut and the skills and techniques to create with this material.

The team produced a video of the pilot project showing some of the things that the young people experienced.