HARD of hearing, deaf and deafblind young people across Bolton will get a funding boost after The Prince’s Trust announced it was awarding almost £250,000 for new projects across Greater Manchester.

The youth charity has awarded the money through the Future Workforce Fund, which it runs in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), to commission projects focused on supporting some of the most disadvantaged young people to build the confidence and skills they need to thrive.

In Bolton, the cash will fund ‘Get On’, The Manchester Deaf Centre’s three-stage engagement and employability programme.

The announcement comes as The Prince's Trust marks the first anniversary of the opening of its youth centre in Manchester.

Andrew Ridge, director of operations for the North of England, said: "Despite the challenges brought on by the lockdown, we have been able to support more than 2,000 local young people in the past year, both in our centre and remotely."