On Tuesday 8th of March, Harry attended the V Involved celebration of young volunteers in Sheffield.
The V schemes, existing nationwide, offer young people opportunities to gain skills, build up volunteering and community ‘giving back’ hours. The V Involved teams often use schools, colleges and sixth forms to reach young people. The ceremony yesterday was to award volunteers for their hard work.
Harry said after the event “It is remarkable that there are so many young people involved in social enterprise and community projects that benefit many people when all we hear about in the news is an endless despondency towards are generation, and the belief that we are all criminals.
We have seen an endless attack on the voluntary youth sector in Sheffield. Many organisations now fail to provide adequate support because funding is not readily available. Teen pregnancy education schemes have ended, media projects no longer exist, and counselling, education and job support has been cut back to the bare bones, with no fundamental criteria of provision now expected by law in local areas.”
This scheme along with others is an asset to society and the ability to mobilise local level volunteer initiatives in the V involved programme ensures a level of support is provided for the most needy, even when the state fails to deliver.”