PROJECTS SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE
Projects BLNC has supported or invested in that directly or indirectly support younger people in North Cleethorpes
Cleethorpes Youth Group
The first Youth Group in North Cleethorpes started up in 2017 thanks to YMCA, Big Local and local volunteers and supporters. Now known as CYC The Hangout, Big Local continues to invest in and support the project to ensure there is provision for young people in the area. The Hangout now runs as an independent voluntary organisation but with full support from Big Local.
In the latest BLNC local plan there has been a specific focus added to support younger people. Alongside this a funding budget has been allocated specifically directed at younger people. This funding has initially been supporting the establishment and growth of the Cleethorpes Youth Group but from mid 2018 onwards there will be more youth led projects supported financially from this budget.
Find out more about the BLNC Youth Funding.
Youth Development Workers
To ensure a focus on younger people locally, for a while BLNC funded Youth Development Worker roles. Dan and Jasmin were part of the BLNC committee and team but had specific roles in support youth action projects, providing a voice of young people into our programmes and projects, and for a long while Jasmin led on the Hangout Youth Group as well as developing and leading the Stride programme.
An Outdoor Classroom at Queen Mary Avenue School
Queen Mary Avenue school serves the most deprived area of North Cleethorpes and they were looking to develop an outdoor classroom to enable the school children to engage with the natural world during their school time. There had been fundraising of £10k+ already and BLNC provided an additional £5k support to allow the project to complete.
Supported GTFC to establish and develop a schools health project
Grimby Town Football Club (GTFC) invested £15k into a programme to support local primary schools with new activities related to health. BLNC helped match their £15k with another £15k investment to expand the programme. A total of four local Primary schools were supported during the duration of the programme (Bursur Primary Academy, Elliston Primary Academy, Reynolds Academy and St Peter’s Primary School).
STRIDE was a programme designed to support 16-24 year olds living in the DN35 area looking for or returning to work, education or training.