FunkyFatBoy Foundation

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FunkyFatBoy Foundation

FunkyFatBoy Foundation

Ali Hasanzade By Ali Hasanzade

Our younger years have the potential to be the happiest of our lives and yet this isn’t the case for many young people. Instead, many feel useless, joyless, confused and isolated from family or peers.

Brentford Idea stage

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Hopefully, you will be interested in hearing about my personal story, one that I hope sparks an interest. I would love the opportunity to arrange a meeting with the team and go further into details. Briefly – My name is Ali, also known as FunkyFatBoy. I believe that my story is one that can benefit many, including young people and mature individuals all able to relate. Living in London, it is unfortunately far too common for young people to get caught up in a circle of wrongdoings, such as gangs, drugs and violence. I’ve previously experienced a similar lifestyle but have fortunately found the light at the end of the tunnel which a lot of people sadly do not find. Losing a close friend of mine who suffered from mental health issues triggered by bullying, which he had to endure alone, has pushed me to want to support others as unfortunately, my friend’s situation is not the only one. With this in mind, The FunkyFatBoy initiative was set up, with the hopes to get our own space.

What we'll deliver:

  • British MMA teaching young people martial arts as a way of creating confidence, respect and discipline
  • FUNky Bodywork: Sessions indoor and outdoor at the centre (MAIN ACTIVITY)
  • FUNky Fun Run (running club/tabbing)
  • FUNky Kids Camp (multi-sport camp) for children between the ages of 4-12 years.
  • FUNky Mud Run (obstacle course) in local or national parks
  • FUNky Cook Out (food for the homeless)
  • FUNky Meet & Greet the homeless shelters in or around London on a monthly or quarterly basis

Why it's a great idea:

We propose to introduce sports sessions free of charge (for those unemployed) and a minimum charge of (£10 a year membership) We at FunkyFatBoy do not care about an individual’s fitness ability because everyone is respected as an individual with their own journey including goals, background or economic circumstances. Our ethos is all about providing a FUN experience with high quality safe and effective sessions or events that are open to anyone within the local community. Outside of the physicality of our foundation, we aim to provide a ‘home’ or a place of ‘comfort’ for our FunkyFatBoy Community, allowing members to come as they are, positively reinforcing at all times that we do not wish to change the individual, but to encourage them into finding and becoming a stronger version of themselves.

Steps to get it done:

  • community hall space

We will achieve the above by: • Setting up a base for FunkyFatBoy that will be a welcoming community centre for participants. • Encouraging the development of sports programmes designed to appeal to young people: group games, partner exercises, martial; arts and fun military fitness activities. • Promoting leadership skills in participants through teamwork and demonstration opportunities. • Offering free sessions to local business who in turn, can connect young people with future employers.


Location Brentford

About the space

Where I grew up


London Borough of Hounslow

How will the money be spent?Total £49,244

Community Hall - £40,000 (81%)
Primal Strength Performance Wall - £4,499 (9%)
Other - £4,745 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Community Hall
Primal Strength Performance Wall
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £49,244

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