Save CHAT Trust!

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Save CHAT Trust!

Save CHAT Trust!

Dave Webb By Dave Webb

CHAT trust is working with young people and their parents to show how art and community can reclaim our streets, and supports Greening Wingrove's work with youth outreach. Help save CHAT Trust!

Newcastle upon Tyne Idea stage

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In September, funding will end for the CHAT Trust and unless we can raise money through crowdfunding, CHAT will close its doors and another use will need to be found for the building. This would be a huge shame as it would waste all the work that has been done to build links, trust, confidence and grassroots change within the community and scupper the progress that has been made to change the local environment. Without a dedicated youth service for this part of Newcastle, community tensions are likely to increase and a greater burden will be placed on local public services. But if we can show the strength of local support through a crowd funding campaign then we are more likely to get future funding to support CHAT's work.

What we'll deliver:

  • Lobby, together with Greening Wingrove, for a stronger voice in service delivery for local people
  • Outreach work with young people in Nuns Moor Park to prevent vandalism and protect them
  • Paint back walls; introduce co-produced art and growing to reclaim our environment
  • Pay two community and youth workers and core costs to continue CHAT's work

Why it's a great idea:

CHAT trust is the glue that holds together many youth networks in the Wingrove area. It takes years to build up trust with young people and in the time CHAT Trust has been working it has seen a number of young people go the full circle from attending the occasional drop-in session to becoming volunteers, staff and board members. This continuity is threatened by the issues currently dominating funders' priorities, which centre on dealing with hard-end cases such as substance dependency, long term unemployment and homelessness. But we also need preventative work, not least because solving problems once they occur is much more difficult, expensive and socially damaging than supporting people to manage issues themselves. This is why we are asking for support.

Steps to get it done:

  • Refurbish one back lane in the Wingrove area by October 2018

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne has 15 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

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Newcastle City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £58,099

Senior community and youth work manager - £22,500 (39%)
Youth woker - £20,000 (34%)
Core costs to run building - £10,000 (17%)
Other - £5,599 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Senior community and youth work manager
Youth woker
Core costs to run building
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £58,099

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