What is the Youth Group’s charitable mission and goals?
Our aim is to keep the level of anti social behaviour, from youths, at a low rate in our area, by way of providing on and off site activities for children and young people aged 4-16 years. We give young people a place to go, where they meet friends in a safe environment.
How does it achieve these goals? Or specifically what does it do?
We offer virtually every day, an array of activies.
On Mondays from 10am-12pm we run a family and toddler group. Tuesdays 6-7pm is Phoenix football training provided by coaches from Brighton and Hove Albion (10-19s). Tuesday’s 7-9pm drop in youth group 12-16s. Wednesday Phoenix dance 5.30-6.30 (4-8s) 6.45-8pm (9-16s). Thursdays drop in youth groups 4.30-5.40pm (4-7s) 6-8pm (7-12s).
We provide drop in youth groups, with arts and crafts toys, computer consoles and much much more. We run through out term time, with additional trips, activities and residential during the holidays.
We subsidise EVERYTHING we do so that ALL children our given equal opportunity to attend, no matter what financial back ground they are from. ALL of our staff are volunteers, who are CRB checked before they join our group.
We also run a group called ‘The Phoenix Dream Scheme’; this is for young people age 12-16 years. We arrange community projects for them to be apart of e.g street clean ups and volunteering at our younger youth clubs. For every hour they help, they receive a point, this point is equivalent to £1, they are never given cash at any point, but can use their points to pay for a trip or sporting activity of their choice.
This group’s aim is for young people to become apart of the solution to the shared problems on disadvantaged housing estates. It raises self confidence in the young people and gives them a chance to help themselves and the community they live in.
What was your income last year and how are you funded? Can you attribute how much of this income is directly linked to delivering your services and support vs. overhead costs?
Our income last year was £21,000. All money is from weekly subs and memberships, plus grant funding and donations. All money that com es into our clubs is directly used on the children by way of trips, equipment and activities.
Do you measure how you impact people? If so, can you give some details? If not, how do you know you are achieving your charity’s goals?
We have over 190 children and young people on our books with an average of 100 children attending each week. This in it self proves that we are achieving our goals. We work closely with local police, pcso’s and the housing associations in our area, they are greatly supportive of what we do, as they can see the positive impact of the work we do with the children and young people.
How do you want your charity to evolve over the next two – three years? Where do you need assistance?
We are currently working out of a temporary building. Our main aim is to get a brick built building, so that we can continue the work that we do and open it up to even more children and young people.
Where can we get more details?
Currently our website and face book page are being re modelled. For further information please contact Laura Scott (Secretary) on 07889855573 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org