Have Fun, Get Fit!!

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Have Fun, Get Fit!!

Have Fun, Get Fit!!

Burnside Community Garden & Hub By Burnside Community Garden & Hub

To develop further youth sport sessions in cardio based exercise/outdoor fitness machines, sport themed team building/confidence building and field sports such as rounders football and cricket.

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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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:

  • Build an outdoor gym with assault course.
  • Buy equipment to use for field sports and pay a sports qualified professional.

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:

  • Link with City Learning to make of the courses available.
  • Purchase equipment from companies such as maudesport and image playgrounds.


Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Big outdoor green area.


Newcastle City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,552

Sports Equipment - £4,000 (42%)
Centre Hire Costs - £3,000 (31%)
Sports Leadership Qualifications - £1,000 (10%)
First Aid Courses - £600 (6%)
Other - £952 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Sports Equipment
Centre Hire Costs
Sports Leadership Qualifications
First Aid Courses
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,552

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