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The Academy of Hard Knocks By The Academy of Hard Knocks

we are looking to replicate The academy of hard knocks in London we already have a base and a partnership and a proven track record using MMA/boxing to turn Youths life's around

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The Academy of Hard Knocks is a new initiative aiming to provide support for our youth community. Specifically for those who are in need of guidance and role models to break the cycle of youth offending or who find themselves on the wrong path and want to change their life for the better we will deliver 4 courses a year,with a social cost saving of approx £1 million a course, for youths on the wrong path in life with are award winning track record and a blueprint of the already established the academy of hard knocks in Hampshire , the gym will be open for all the community to use , which will give us sustainability, as our 12 week course will always be free for these hard to reach youths ,tackling the rise in violence head on with mixed martial arts and boxing , all of our coaches for our intense AHK co and courses are delivered by either world or UK champions and are proven to be effective in reducing youth violence and offending behaviour

What we'll deliver:

  • a safer community to live in
  • less knives on the street
  • less violence on our streets
  • youths with a sense of purpose and a future
  • jobs

Why it's a great idea:

we our already outstanding results we have saved 186 youths from a life of crime and saved tax payer £7.2 million so far . with the rise of violence on our streets we offer a chance to change ,breaking the cycle offending and re offending , we would like to do the same in London before its too late and we lose another generation of youths to the system which is death or prison

Steps to get it done:

  • getting gym equipment
  • permissions from local authority
  • opening the gym

we want to build this to so much more than just mixed martial arts, boxing,and fitness what we do is unique we would like to work together with all other youth groups and incorporate music dance arts etc etc ....

Location Tower Hamlets

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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How will the money be spent?Total £75,070

course costs - £24,800 (33%)
rent - £24,000 (32%)
equipment - £10,000 (13%)
equipment - £10,000 (13%)
Other - £6,270 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

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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:

  • promotion , website development ,training for staff , more equipment, improve a our courses,expansion,

Total £75,070

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