A project to help young people become healthier, happier and more employable has been awarded a £10,000 boost.

Our Witham, which is made up of members from 14 organisations, won funding from Our Place, the government’s neighbourhood community initiative.

The cash will help the project to grow in Witham and tackle issues such as health, well-being and employment for young people.

There is already an IT Hub at the Our Witham unit in Newlands Shopping Centre to help youngsters write CVs and hunt for jobs.