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 office@youngleicestershire.org.uk  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 admin@youngleicestershire.org.uk 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 (www.getconnected.org.uk) 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.

 

Grant Programme for Inter Faith Week 2014

Small Grants Programme for events organised by and for young people focused around Inter Faith Week 16-22 November 2014

The Trust will be awarding small grants up to £500.00 for organisations running events or projects connected with Inter Faith Week 2014

Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years.

Priority will be given to projects which:

  • Actively involve young people in planning, running, and evaluation of the project.
  • Promote positive action i.e. young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems like improving green spaces.
  • Are run by non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout/guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.

Grants can provide part-funding. Grants are not available for converting young people to a different faith.
Grants are given only to UK based organisations and are given for the agreed purposes set out in the completed grant application form. Grants are for use in accordance with the Trust’s charitable objectives. The Inter Faith Youth Trust as funder takes no responsibility for carrying out the work.

 

Download the application form

Young Leicestershire makes the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Congratulations to our chairman

On behalf of all our HQ team, our clubs and members, we’d like to offer our congratulations to Young Leicestershire’s chairman, Robert Constable-Maxwell, who today recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Appointed MBE for services to Young Leicestershire, Robert has been involved with the charity for 30 years, and has been chairman of our organisation since 1984. Mr Constable-Maxwell told the BBC news he was “extremely delighted and surprised” by the honour – and they went on to explain that Young Leicestershire “offers young people the opportunity to do activities such as football, table tennis, music, computers, arts and crafts. They can also join an annual 100-mile canoe event.” Robert said: “The clubs give children the opportunity to develop skills and an environment to flourish.” He added that his MBE was a “lovely endorsement” for his work with young people.

Get Connected – New national helpline for under-25

Get Connected is a new free, confidential helpline for young people under 25 who need help and don’t know where to turn.
The service is available 365 days a year, and it’s easy to make contact by phone, text, email or webchat.
When a young person gets in touch, one of the charity’s 100 trained Helpline Volunteers helps them explore their issues. They offer emotional support and can let them know about appropriate sources of further specialist help from a database of 10,000 trusted organisations.
Last year, each Get Connected volunteer directly helped around 200 children and young people who needed help with a wide range of issues including homelessness, self harm, bullying and drugs.
Need help? Get Connected:
“If you are under 25, whatever’s going on for you, we’re here…we’re free, we’re friendly, we wont judge and we wont tell.”
Call: 0808 808 4994 (every day, 1pm – 11pm)
Text: 80849
Email: help@getconnected.org.uk
Webchat (and online help): www.getconnected.org.uk