The Kilworth Challenge 2017

Kilworth Challenge 2017

Are you looking for a means to raise money for Young Leicestershire? How about doing it with long-term supporter of the organisation – The Kilworth Challenge.

The Kilworth Challenge is a 2 day team event held in North Kilworth, Leicestershire and takes place annually – on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Teams of 4 can be male, female or mixed; just as long as you are aged 18 or over.

The KC is a registered charity and has been in operation for 25+ years. During this time more than £1million has been raised for good causes.

To find out more and sign up for the next event:

Thank you to our recent funder – The Postcode Community Trust

Young Leicestershire Ltd has received £19,569.00 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Community Trust will enable Young Leicestershire Ltd to deliver four free Passport to Volunteering training courses and ongoing project support to community youth projects across Leicester and Leicestershire. This will provide a level one accreditation for up to 40 volunteers who wish to work in a youth work setting or are already doing so.  We expect that 60 vulnerable young people living in deprived or rural areas will benefit from development of improved provision and support.

Alison Jolley CEO of Young Leicestershire said: “We are indebted to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for this opportunity to widen our reach across the city and county and to provide much needed ongoing support for communities”.

When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally, to date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £142 million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally”.

Charity Golf Day raises over £1,400

Each year we host a charity open golf day which is followed by an evening meal and then an award ceremony for the winning teams. This year we had a great turn out and even managed to raise over £1,400. Young Leicestershire would like to personally thank each individual who attended on the day and made it such a great event. We would also like to thank Kirby Muxloe Golf Club for being brilliant hosts on the day and Sophie Parris Catering for proving a lovely meal in evening.

We  look forward to seeing all players again next year and hopefully some new faces to join in such a fantastic day.

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Young Leicestershire’s Charity Open Golf Day – Thursday 1st September 2016

Our annual charity golf day provides a great opportunity to show off your skills, socialise and raise money for a good cause all at the same time. The venue this year will be Kirby Muxloe Golf Club. There will be a round of golf, followed by a two course meal. There will be a prize giving ceremony for the winning team, a raffle and also an auction.

Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Young Volunteer of the Year Awards Friday 22nd April 2016

Charlotte joined our young carers group 5 years ago aged 13 and has since become a volunteer supporting the group.  She shows real empathy with other young carers,  juggling her volunteering with college work and part time employment and has made great use of opportunities to give herself a better future.  Having secured a college place to study graphics, she has used her volunteer training to deliver summer play work with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Charlotte has also become a regional ambassador for UK Youth’s Community Leaders Network. This is a project supporting the governments Step up to Serve Campaign and supported by the Cabinet Office.

Positive Outcomes From 2014 / 15

Over the course of the year, Young Leicestershire and it’s affiliated clubs have achieved many positive outcomes, thanks to the hard working, dedicated staff and volunteers.

Blaby Youth Club

100 young people feel healthier and happier. 6 young people completed the national 100 Mile Canoe Challenge. 120 young people participated in positive activities on a Friday night.


Eyres Monsell Volunteer Group

20 young people achieved nationally accredited ASDAN Awards.

Funded by Children in Need

12 young carers report increased confidence, independence and social skills. 14 have experienced a positive change through their group work experience.


Glenfield Youth Club

90 young members engage in positive diversionary activities.


Hinckley Young Carers Group

17 young carers say they enjoyed improved wellbeing and self-confidence by engaging in activities they would otherwise be excluded.


Leysland High School Friendship Group

8 young people say they are more confident and engaged at school.


Melton Youth Clubs

45 young people enjoyed positive outcomes, including CV writing and ongoing support to improve life chances. 14 young people resolved issues around bullying and self-esteem.

10 young volunteers achieved nationally accredited Passport to Volunteering qualification.


New Parks Inclusion Group

233 positive outcomes reported by young people


Redmoore High School Emotional Wellbeing Project

Staff identified that 10 young people showed improvements in confidence and wellbeing in other areas of school life as a result of our work.


Sapcote Youth Club

50 young people living in a rural setting attend their local youth club.


Oadby Youth Club

45 young people showed improved life chances through healthy eating and volunteering opportunities.

Club Peer Support Programme

We have been thinking of ways to support our clubs who are coping with increased pressure and limited resources.  We have considered ways to support each other and provide local advice on funding, policy writing and everyday issues.  We would like to set up a buddying system where two or more clubs can buddy up, share good practice and help each other with funding bids and general support.

If this is something you would be interested in please contact us on 0116 2750489 or email  and we will build up a pool of interested clubs and place them with the most suitable buddy to work with.

Volunteer of the year 2016

Young Leicestershire would like to invite its members to nominate for this years award ceremony at our AGM. There are three categories; Young Volunteer of the year (under 18), Adult Volunteer of the year (over 18) and Club/Group who have benefitted the community most this year. Please write a short paragraph on each category and either send to or post it to our office. All nominations must be in but 2nd June 2016.


Get Connected

Get Connected, the UK’s free and confidential helpline service for under 25s

Get Connected, the UK’s free and confidential helpline service for under 25s. Get Connected are organising in Leicester on Monday, at the African Caribbean Centre from 4.30pm-5.30pm.

The focus group is designed to gather feedback about their current website ( as they are currently looking to redevelop the site. As they are a service designed to help anyone under 25 with any issue, it is imperative that they connect directly with their target demographic – that way they can make sure that any changes and improvements are evidenced by feedback from their service users.

Spread the word to your members and encourage any young people they work with to come along. Refreshments and a prize draw are on offer for everyone who takes part, and they’re happy for parents/guardians to come along if anyone under 16 would like to join in.

‘Ride Leicester’ £300 Bike Challenge

This grant will enable a group of young people to receive off road/jump bike training. Offering eight young people four two hour session with the current 4x mountain bike champion who will teach the group how to get the most from riding off road. The experience will improve skills & confidence and hopefully encourage greater use of cycling both for commuting and leisure.

Please complete the Application Form.