Get Online, Get Active with US!

Funded on Spacehive 21 December 2020 Delivered 29 May 2021

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Get Online, Get Active with US!

Get Online, Get Active with US!

US By US

Over 15 weeks we will provide 105 online yoga and relaxation and fitness training sessions to help support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 25 as they cope with COVID-19.

Newcastle upon Tyne Delivery stage

56
backers
£5,481
raised
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This project was funded on 21 Dec 2020!

The project we are proposing is in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the widely acknowledged impact it is having on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of many young people who are becoming anxious, depressed and feel socially isolated. Over an initial period of fifteen weeks we wish to provide online, 105 yoga and relaxation and fitness training sessions which will enable young people aged 12 to 25 to experience the many benefits of physical exercise to both their mental and physical health. Young people will be able to access the sessions live on Zoom and/or access the same sessions stored on our website. Parents are concerned that young people are not able to participate in many of their usual activities and are concerned at the amount of time young people are spending in sedentary ‘screen’ activities and so our proposals to increase physical activity will please them. People are today aware that physical exercise has benefits for mental and physical health.

What we'll deliver:

  • 105 Online sessions of yoga and relaxation or fitness training for young people

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will provide support for young people experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues - whether pre-existing or as an outcome of the current pandemic. Young people who are missing their usual activities and who are spending more time alone will enjoy the ‘mood-lifting’ benefits of exercise. Yoga and relaxation techniques will help them to relax and deal with feelings of anxiety. Where young people develop their own strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety - for example engaging in sport or exercise - this could reduce the chance of developing further mental health problems which require treatment, or which have a life-altering impact. This project will also raise the profile of our charity and the US offer allowing more young people experiencing mental health issues to benefit from our support.

Steps to get it done:

  • Identify yoga teachers and fitness trainers to deliver sessions
  • Create online enrolment option on website
  • Promote to young people through social media, partners and other organisations
  • Commence delivery
  • Review and respond to engagement information
  • Gather young people's feedback

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Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

North East

Council

Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,377

105hrs Yoga / Fitness Instructors - £3,675 (68%)
Digital marketing and Technical Development - £965 (18%)
20hrs Planning and Management time - £360 (7%)
Other - £377 (7%)

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%
105hrs Yoga / Fitness Instructors
£3,675
18%
Digital marketing and Technical Development
£965
7%
20hrs Planning and Management time
£360
7%
Other Read More
£377
  • Spacehive fees
    £259
  • Transaction Fees
    £67
  • VAT
    £52

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:

  • Additional online sessions -either group or individual
  • Face to face sessions - either group or individual

Total £5,377

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