Communities Together

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Communities Together

Exim Dance Company By Exim Dance Company

Communities Together Project provides four weekly dance classes in Ernesettle, North Prospect, Stoke and Keyham in Plymouth for young people aged 11-16 years from areas of deprivation.

Plymouth Idea stage

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Communities Together dance sessions aid young people who face difficulties including anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, financial barriers, travel barriers, self harming, social deprivation and depression which impacts on level of engagement within the community. By offering a safe space for those in the areas above provides the opportunity to offer a support network that can aid the difficulties each young person faces. This grant would contribute towards the hire of four spaces in walkable distance for the young people involved to reduce any travel barriers, as its highlighted as an important factor. Funding would cover the employment and consistent training of highly trained practitioners for weekly sessions, as it is important to provide quality education and support, as we are predominately working with vulnerable young people. This allows to consistently building skill/confidence in a safe environment in order to work towards opportunities such as performing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver four regular weekly dance session for young people across Plymouth
  • Provide a Dance Leadership Qualification for young people generating employability
  • Hire of four accessible venues
  • Organise regular community performances

Why it's a great idea:

Improve local health prospects. Plymouth have the lowest life expectancy in the South West due to serious deprivation. The life expectancy of a young person born in Devonport/Keyham is 17 years less than someone born in Plymstock. We will increase physical activity levels in each area. Improve ambitions: Young people in the chosen areas lack self-confidence, have a limited range of cultural experiences, lacking knowledge of what may be possible in terms of future education and employment. The areas have the highest levels of benefit dependency in Plymouth (*83.7%), largely due to low wages. 18.6 per cent of Plymouth children live in poverty (9,990 children), and the vast majority (76.9 per cent) are living in workless households. Providing Dance Leadership Qualification will aid future career prospects. Positive wellbeing: In the chosen areas, Hospital admissions of young people (aged 10-24 years) for self-harm in Plymouth are higher than the UK, each session support is provided.

Steps to get it done:

  • At least 15 of the young people to achieve level 1 dance leaders qualification over the next 12 months
  • All young people to display an increase in the following: Wellbeing, Confidence, Dance/performance skill, Communication
  • We aim to reduce anti-social behaviour in all areas

Location Plymouth

About the space

Across Plymouth: North Prospect, Ernesettle, Keyham and Stoke

Council

Plymouth City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £25,879

Artistic Coordinator/ Lead Practitioner - 1 @ £45 per hour x6 hours per week x32 week - £8,640 (33%)
Assistant Practitioner - 1 @ £25 per hour x6 hours per week x32 week - £4,800 (19%)
Space hire @£30 per session x 4 venues x 32 weeks - £3,840 (15%)
Admin/ Project Management 30 days per year @£100 per day - £3,000 (12%)
External Evaulator 1 year contract - £2,000 (8%)
Dance Leaders/ Support £10 contribuation per participant for dance leadership qualification x100 - £1,000 (4%)
Theatre trips 1X trip per group x 4 groups per year - £800 (3%)
Refreshments Snacks and drinks for weekly sessions £5 per week x4 weekly sessions x32 week - £640 (2%)
Training General budget for CP and other relevent training needed to support the project - £300 (1%)
DBS Checks for all staff and volunteers - £100 (0%)
Other - £759 (3%)

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.

33%
Artistic Coordinator/ Lead Practitioner - 1 @ £45 per hour x6 hours per week x32 week
£8,640
19%
Assistant Practitioner - 1 @ £25 per hour x6 hours per week x32 week
£4,800
15%
Space hire @£30 per session x 4 venues x 32 weeks
£3,840
12%
Admin/ Project Management 30 days per year @£100 per day
£3,000
8%
External Evaulator 1 year contract
£2,000
4%
Dance Leaders/ Support £10 contribuation per participant for dance leadership qualification x100
£1,000
3%
Theatre trips 1X trip per group x 4 groups per year
£800
2%
Refreshments Snacks and drinks for weekly sessions £5 per week x4 weekly sessions x32 week
£640
1%
Training General budget for CP and other relevent training needed to support the project
£300
0%
DBS Checks for all staff and volunteers
£100
3%
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£759
  • Spacehive fees
    £356
  • Transaction Fees
    £332
  • VAT
    £71

Overfunding

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:

  • To support more young people with completing Dance Leadership Course
  • Have an external workshop

Total £25,879

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