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Save the CHAT Trust!

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Save the CHAT Trust!

Save the CHAT Trust!

Dave Webb By Dave Webb

CHAT trust works with 13-21 year olds in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle... since 1995! We need your help to stay open so that we don't lose 3 decades of connection with young people.

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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CHAT Trust runs outreach and drop-in projects to engage with hard to reach young people. CHAT then supports and nurtures them, offering music development and life skills. Clients have gone on to become successes in the music industry, study postgraduate degrees, develop acting careers and even becoming CHAT trustees. CHAT's outreach work in Nuns Moor park is particularly vital at this time of reduced police capacity and lack of funding for parks. Its preventative work in the terraced streets reduces crime and builds community relationships and if these things are lost the burden will fall on public services that will struggle to cope. CHAT has been in financial difficulties since September 2017 and has been immensely successful at carrying on. However, the project is now set to close unless we receive support from you and other generous donors! This call asks for funding to continue CHAT's work

What we'll deliver:

  • Continue to undertake outreach work in Nuns Moor park
  • Continue to nurture our local musical talent
  • Continue to run live performances and to support musical and community life in the west end

Why it's a great idea:

If its not broke, don't fix it! CHAT's work is invaluable to the Arthur's Hill community and highly effective in an area where there are large numbers of unsupervised children and teenagers. CHAT directs energies in positive directions and the result is that bands formed by local young people have underpinned numerous community events over recent years. Why let a project like this go under when the benefits are so clear for all to see? Please support our crowdfunder!

Steps to get it done:

  • 1,000 instances of contact with young people to be achived by year one

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Arthur's Hill


Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £58,431

Staff costs - one year, community and youth development manageer and youth worker - £48,000 (82%)
Utilities and building costs - £4,800 (8%)
Other - £5,631 (10%)

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.

Staff costs - one year, community and youth development manageer and youth worker
Utilities and building costs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • 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:

  • Extra money would be spent on giving CHAT more financial security by funding us for longer. If we can stay open a year CHAT is confident it can develop a fully costed strategic plan demonstrating the value of its work to funders in statistics and stories.

Total £58,431

Our Volunteer List

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