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.
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.
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.
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.
20 young people achieved nationally accredited ASDAN Awards.
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12 young carers report increased confidence, independence and social skills. 14 have experienced a positive change through their group work experience.
90 young members engage in positive diversionary activities.
17 young carers say they enjoyed improved wellbeing and self-confidence by engaging in activities they would otherwise be excluded.
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8 young people say they are more confident and engaged at school.
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.
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.
50 young people living in a rural setting attend their local youth club.
45 young people showed improved life chances through healthy eating and volunteering opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will build up a pool of interested clubs and place them with the most suitable buddy to work with.
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 email@example.com or post it to our office. All nominations must be in but 2nd June 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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 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)
Webchat (and online help): www.getconnected.org.uk