AN organisation which helps young people has relaunched after securing funding for community projects.

Worcester Roots Foundation, an environmental charity, has secured money from the iwill fund, led by Worcestershire Community Foundation, which supports charities and volunteer organisations across the county.

The funding will help get young people between the ages of 14 and 25 involved in running projects that raise awareness of environmental issues and living a sustainable life.

To celebrate receiving the funding, Worcester Roots is looking for volunteers to get involved and make a difference

The Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport have both invested £20 million in the iwill fund to support organisations that encourage young people to get involved in social action.

This involves campaigning, volunteering and fundraising this allows the young people to make a positive difference in their communities.

A spokesman for Worcester Roots said: “Worcester Roots Foundation has had a long history, more than 10 years, of supporting young people to make a difference in their community as well as giving them a voice.

“We’re pleased to announce that Roots is relaunching after securing funding for a new project worker, and securing funding from the iwill fund.

“Climate change is a really important topic right now and Roots gives young people a platform to get involved in a meaningful way and make a difference to their community in Worcester.”