close search

Streetmate - A mobile youth space

Funded on Spacehive 27 November 2018 Delivered 31 March 2019

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Streetmate - A mobile youth space

Streetmate - A mobile youth space

Sussex Clubs for Young People Ltd By Sussex Clubs for Young People Ltd

Working in areas of deprivation and disadvantage our Streetmate Detached Youth Work Team need a new vehicle to bring sports coaches and youth workers to young people bringing opportunities for change.

Haywards Heath Delivery stage

funded icon
This project was funded on 27 Nov 2018!

The Streetmate Team needs a good quality used vehicle to continue their work with young people across Sussex. The mobile unit will be stocked with sports, craft and musical equipment for use in a range of settings to allow young people to be active, be challenged and a safe space to talk about the issues they face. Interior seating, 4G internet access, facilities for providing drinks, gazebo and / or side extension when on site, small portable stage, ultra quiet generator are just some of the things on our wishlist for this mobile unit / office / youth space. Using a common welfare van style vehicle this multi-purpose project vehicle will create opportunities for young people in communities across Sussex and double as a minibus for up to 8. Young people will be supported to help design the interior and exterior for a vehicle that will be attractive and ready to serve in a variety of communities. For this phase the key task is to purchase a suitable vehicle.

What we'll deliver:

  • A mobile unit for use by the Streetmate Team
  • Artwork designed by young people for the vehicle's exterior

Why it's a great idea:

Streetmate has been in existence as a project in Mid-Sussex for over 15 years operating in areas of deprivation and / or disadvantage. Our recent work has been credited with combating low-level drug use by young people on one estate, gaining feedback about the changes they want to see in their community, and supporting young people to make positive choices and getting involved in volunteering. Our Streetmate Detached Team has a range of case studies of the difference they have made in the lives of young people. Before it became too old for use the former vehicle was well-known to young people in a number of different estates. From summer projects, support at fundays and fetes, to cold dark and wet evenings the Streetmate Team have become trusted professionals able to support young people. We have a growing demand for our services and a new (er) vehicle will make a great difference to the work we can do.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase of a new vehicle

Clarion Housing have committed £3.5K towards the purchase of a vehicle. We now need to move towards purchasing something suitable ready for the winter period. We have researched a number of vehicle types and the welfare van style is fairly common with a range of offers appearing on eBay or similar sites.

Location Haywards Heath

About the space



West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,139

Mobile Unit - £9,000 (81%)
Insurance - £750 (7%)
Kitting out interior - £750 (7%)
Other - £639 (6%)

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.

Mobile Unit
Kitting out interior
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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 funds will allow us to provide further resources for the vehicle. The initial phase is about the purchase of a vehicle suitable for use. We will open additional projects to refurbish the interior or decorate the exterior with the views of young people.

Total £11,139

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer