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Fighting poverty – with Linx Youth Project

In February, we invited Sara Mirsalehi to talk to Peter Barron about Linx Youth Project’s heroic efforts to support young people and families through lockdown.

Sara spoke frankly about the team’s efforts to fight poverty in Tees Valley, her hopes for the future, and the need for funding to continue.

The project was established in Middlesbrough many years ago, and offers a wide range of services for young people – including outreach work. Throughout the pandemic the team worked tirelessly to support families as they shielded, by delivering food, moral support and activities to help keep the peace.

In this interview, Sara explains that the pandemic affected families who have never needed support before, how the project has supported the community without hurting its pride, and the partnership work they do to help families become more resilient.

County Durham Community Foundation uses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations to show how our grants make a difference.

By funding Linx Youth Project, with the support of the National Emergencies Trust, the Foundation aims to make No Poverty a reality for more people across the North East.

To learn more about the SDGs, please read our Annual Review here


(1) No Poverty (2) Zero Hunger (3) Good Health and Wellbeing (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities

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