A skate park and scooter fan paradise that helps more than 1,000 disadvantaged children in one of the most deprived areas in the country has expanded with more thrilling equipment and plans for a new café after investment from Cause’s UK’s client Key Fund.
Ghetto Park Limited that operates from the old Odeon cinema and former Kwik Save store in Freeman Street, Grimsby has seen a further 300 young people flood through its doors in the last three months.
The project, which plays a central part in regenerating the area and reducing anti social behaviour received £25,000 investment from the social bank The Key Fund, and is a vibrant hub for scooter, BMX, inline skating and skateboard riders.
During a visit to Ghetto Park the Key Fund’s deputy CEO Matt Smith said he is delighted Key Fund could help with funding for the project, which is making a real difference to the regeneration of Grimsby.
He added: “We invest in businesses which have a social impact such as Ghetto Park, which is so important for our communities. I am delighted the Key Fund has been able to help and to see the fantastic work that is being done here offering much-needed opportunities to youngsters.”
Pam Wilson and Wayne Albery launched the park in January 2013 and well over 1,000 young people also enjoy a climbing wall, bike and scooter shop and a chill out area and café.