CREATE a positive future in Bognor

Funded on Spacehive 28 November 2018 Delivered 24 August 2020

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CREATE a positive future in Bognor

Sussex Clubs for Young People Ltd By Sussex Clubs for Young People Ltd

CREATE is a weekly youth project based in Bognor Regis and surrounding parishes which engages with disadvantaged young people to make a difference for all young people in their community.

Bognor Regis Delivery stage

18
backers
£6,689
raised
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This project was funded on 28 Nov 2018!

Young people chose the name CREATE as a reflection of the fact this group is peer-led and about supporting young people to achieve their goals regardless of their background: C- Childhood R- Recognition E- Experimenting A -Attitude T- Transition E- End-Result Many of the young people CREATE engages with are from disadvantaged backgrounds, with child poverty in the under 16s rising as high as 26%. CREATE aims to provide a positive future for these young people, allowing them to achieve, succeed and define their individuality within society in a variety of ways. Successful programmes thus far include transforming a rundown, dirty subway with graffiti art created by the young people, and participation in outdoor sports, games and activities on greens in local parishes. CREATE has also identified and supported young volunteers into mentoring others, and encouraged them to further develop their skills.

What we'll deliver:

  • Young volunteers receive accredited training
  • Adult volunteers receive training in youth work
  • A weekly club that is supported by the community and gives back to it
  • An end of term showcase event created by young people to raise funds
  • Completion of a community-led project such as the subway

Why it's a great idea:

The newly formed CREATE committee has been thrilled at the results and feedback we are seeing, with the young people showing a marked increase in self-esteem and emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as engagement in activities they would not normally have access to. Several of the CREATE members have indicated they are particularly passionate about drama, art and music, so despite limited funds, CREATE has connected them to instructors and materials to help them flourish in these areas. Having explored and developed these skills the young people passionately want a chance to showcase what they have learned whilst also giving back to the community, and have requested the chance to put on a performance event to local residents which would simultaneously raise money for charity. Bognor Regis Town Council and surrounding parishes would be willing to support if the local community is behind us - even pledging a small amount could go a long way to allowing young people to CREATE!

Steps to get it done:

  • Completion of a showcase event involving young people
  • Attendance at an accredited young leaders training course
  • Attendance at an adult volunteers training course
  • Raising funds from an event in partnership with community groups

Having explored and developed new skills the young people passionately want a chance to showcase what they have learned whilst also giving back to the community, and have requested the chance to put on a performance event to local residents which would simultaneously raise money for charity. CREATE members are also really keen to undertake more projects like the subway refurbishment that will help improve the local area or give back to the community in some way, and would really welcome ideas from the public on things they could do.

Location Bognor Regis

About the space

Bognor Regis and outlying parishes

Council

West Sussex County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £6,491

2 youth workers - £4,400 (68%)
Residential for young people - £1,200 (18%)
Training courses for adult volunteers - £400 (6%)
DBS Checks - £120 (2%)
Other - £371 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

68%
2 youth workers
£4,400
18%
Residential for young people
£1,200
6%
Training courses for adult volunteers
£400
2%
DBS Checks
£120
6%
Other
£371
  • Spacehive fees
    £306
  • VAT
    £61
  • Transaction Fees
    £3

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:

  • We are currently working to rise long-term funds for our project. Bognor Regis Town Council will match fund whatever we raise to a maximum of £10K.
  • We will extend our project, or provide more activities for young people.

Total £6,491

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