City of Wolverhampton Council are helping a local initiative supporting young people in the city to race ahead once again.

Wolverhampton Community First (WLVCF)  is a volunteer led initiative that primarily focuses on supporting young people to access skills and training as well as entrepreneurial support. 

Part of their work is running an entry level Motor Maintenance course which has become very popular, especially since they added a go kart element. To date, WLVCF has successfully delivered this course 6 times to young people who have been at risk or involved with anti social behaviour, giving them experience of both practical work and the theory.

Unfortunately, WLVCF’s 2 go karts were stolen recently and their course came to a halt until the city council agreed to purchase replacements.

Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, Councillor Stephen Simkins said: “Times are extremely tough right now for everyone but that should not mean that organisations like this should have to abandon their hopes and ambitions.

“As a council, we want people to thrive and realise their ambitions. WLVCF is a volunteer led organisation which has done some outstanding work with young people. 

“I’m very glad we’ve been able to award funds for new go karts to get the Motor Maintenance course back on the road to support the vital work done by Saj and his team WLVCF; they provide invaluable services for young people in our local community.”