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1000 Black Boys

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1000 Black Boys

1000 Black Boys By 1000 Black Boys

1000 Black Boys is a project committed to inspiring and transforming the lives of young black men and boys aged 10-25 years old. This is our access to transforming society.

Ealing Idea stage

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We organise inspirational 1 day events in different boroughs in London to achieve 4 objectives: 1. To give young black men and black boys hope. 2. To give organisations that are doing great work with young people a platform to speak and showcase what they do. 3. To connect these organisations with our target audience so that they can provide them with continuing mentorship post event. 4. To connect different local organisations together so that they can provide an even stronger provision for those that need it. Our events include inspirational talks, workshops and fitness sessions from people who know how to engage young people. So our target audience have the opportunity to develop their mental, physical and emotional fitness from attending our events. We did two events in the London Borough of Croydon last year. We had 150 people attend and 100 were within our target audience and now we want to do a similar thing in Ealing.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will organise 2 one day events in Ealing.
  • We will have 100 young black men and boys aged 10-25 years at each event.
  • We will 10 local organisations involved that can provide mentorship.
  • We want 50% of our target audience to take on mentorship post event. That is 50 from each event and 100 in total.
  • We want to form 5 new partnerships between these local organisations so that stronger provisions can be provided.

Why it's a great idea:

There were 136 murders in London in 2018, 21 of the victims were teenagers and 15 (71%) of those were black boys. The total number of 10-25 year old males killed in 2018 was 45 and 53 in 2019. This is by far the most affected age group. Although information is not provided on the ethnicity of the victims, it is fair to assert from the names and photos of those killed (aged 10-25 years) that a majority were black males. We are dealing with the source of youth violence and knife crime. We want to provide inspiration, hope and a shift of mindset. This will transform the lives of the next generation. We think this is a powerful solution and that is why this project is a great idea. We also want to connect organisations that are doing great work together so they can leverage their resources and learnings to make an even bigger impact. Our events are based on the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' model. This is a model used by the NHS and many other prominent organisations.

Steps to get it done:

  • 10 organisations agreeing to provide mentorship to our target audience.
  • 5 organisations/companies agreeing to hire the young men/boys or provide an apprenticeship or volunteering programmes.
  • 100 young black men/boys (aged 10-25 years) attending each event (total 200).
  • 5 young people from the local area to be part of the planning team

How the '5 Ways' model translate to our events: 1. Connect - we support young people to connect. 2. Be Active - we encourage them to be physically active through our workshops. 3. Keep Learning - we provide an environment for them to learn and develop their minds. 4. Help Others - We provide an environment and create a mindset that helps others. 5. Take Notice - we empower them to take notice of the present and appreciate being in the present.

Location Ealing

About the space

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London Borough of Ealing

How will the money be spent?Total £8,908

Hiring a venue for both events - £2,250 (25%)
Payment for presenters/speakers - £1,000 (11%)
Marketing and promotions budget - £800 (9%)
Videographer - £700 (8%)
Security guards - £500 (6%)
Photographer - £500 (6%)
Contigency - £500 (6%)
Food and drink - £500 (6%)
Music DJ on the day - £400 (4%)
lanyards or badges for attendees - £200 (2%)
Other - £1,558 (17%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Hiring a venue for both events
Payment for presenters/speakers
Marketing and promotions budget
Security guards
Food and drink
Music DJ on the day
lanyards or badges for attendees
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • AV and sound
  • Pen and paper (stationery on the day)
  • Tshirts for team members (15-20)
  • Signage and displays on day
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1. Marketing & promotions so that we can reach even more young men and boys. 2. Speakers/presenters at the events, 3. Food and drink - this will allow us to upgrade the level of food across both events. 4. Videographer and Photographer - we coud put more towards this.

Total £8,908

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