Youth Activators - sport project goes live
Published by Mark Sibson for Grand Union Housing Group in Housing and also in Education
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South Northants Homes (SNH) is a key partner in a new project to inspire young people to get involved with sport.
The Youth Activators project with South Northants Council has been made possible with funding from both organisations, as well as over £80,000 from the National Lottery from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.
Becky Pavey, Community Development Manager for SNH, said: “This is going to be a really valuable project which will inspire young people to get involved in sport and channel their energies into really positive activities.
“We were successful in securing the funding as they were particular impressed with our plans to work as a partnership to roll the project out in rural areas.”
The scheme, which is one of 36 projects to receive a share of £5.9 million of funding, will soon by recruiting two ‘youth activator’ posts which will be vital in driving the project forward across the community.
The free sessions, which will be taking part in local communities across the South Northants region, are aimed at young people aged 14 to 19.
Taking inspiration from last year’s hugely successful London Olympic Games, it is hoped this three year project will inspire a generation, teaching people sporting skills that they don’t often get in schools, especially in rural areas.
Councillor Rosie Herring, portfolio holder for Community Engagement and Wellbeing at South Northants Council, said: “This is a really significant programme for the area and we are delighted that this project was successful in its bid for funding. .
“We really feel this project can make a difference to young people in South Northants.”
Youth Activators is a multi-agent partnership that also involves the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and the Community Safer Partnership.