30% of young people in the Home farm area, Beaumont Leys live in poverty and there is a major problem with a lack of things to do. Football-related projects in Beaumont Leys have in the past reduced reported crime and anti-social behaviour. We will continue this legacy and provide a managed space for local groups, police, universities, and more importantly young people to develop their sports skills and take part in positive activities. We know from the young people we work with and talk to that they have nowhere suitable that they can access for free to play football or various sports in Beaumont Leys. We will ensure that local young people from Beaumont Leys can use the new sports facility and are encouraged to create teams that can compete against other teams with support from De Montfort University's Coaches. The new sports facility will offer young people free time to come and use the facility as well as a range of coaching sessions and activities that they can also access.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This is a great idea for the Home farm area as there are no other facilities like this that can get young people off the street and away from crime in the area. We intend to ensure that adults can utilise the new facilities, however, we will prioritise young people. E2 will manage the process in regards to creating a new sports facility and ensuring that it is solely used for the benefit of Home farm and the wider Beaumont Leys community. This project enables us to take the necessary steps in achieving our aims of creating a new facility. We will commission organisations with the right experience to helps us move forward with this exciting project.
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About the space
The Home farm area of Beaumont Leys is a particularly disadvantaged area in a number of ways. E.g. there is very little community capacity in regards to buildings, services, organisations and sports facilities. The area has high unemployment with many families that have never worked. There is a high proportion of children living in poverty.
Leicester City Council
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