Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
Devise an 18 month program which will encourage more children and young adults to take part in a health and fitness regime. Our target audience is 7 - 25yr olds, from the Outer West Ward of Newcastle upon Tyne, some of which fall into the NEET category and most have been affected by social deprivation issues within this ward. We ran an outdoor sports activity program over the summer of 2012 which was very successful, average attendance numbers was 14 young local residents and an indoor sports program is currently being run. Our project has access to a playing green where these activities will be delivered in a safe and controlled manner. Currently the sessions have been a great success but due to lack of equipment, we have not been able to develop further programs. We aim to run 2 x 2hour sessions every Saturday over the 18 month period, which totals 144 sessions in total. Without the much needed equipment, we will be unable to go ahead with this program.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
During the summer program, younger residents were kept off the street's and local vandalism and anti social behavior was decreased, due to the younger residents being physically and mentally occupied. They will also have the opportunity to gain qualifications in First Aid, Community Sports Leadership Level 1 and 2, Sports Coaching and also have the opportunity to compete in other local and regional Sporting Activities. Through gaining these qualifications, doors will be opened to the younger residents to help them into paid work or apprenticeship schemes, which will help decrease the unemployment rate in the local area.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Big outdoor green area.
Newcastle City Council