Monthly Archives: October 2017

Centre Spot awarded large grant by BBC Children in Need for Leg Up Project

Leg Up Project, Friar ParkCentre Spot CIC has been awarded a three-year grant of £90,832 to provide peer mentoring and training opportunities to young people living in areas of deprivation. Through the programme of support the project will support the young people to make positive life choices and provide the young people with better coping skills for the future.

Emmanuel Abbeyquaye, Director at Centre Spot CIC said of the funding award: “Thanks to this funding we will be able to support disadvantaged young people to gain a host of skills that will positively impact their lives for the future. In addition, the programme will support the young people to reach their full potential and raise their aspirations. Thank you BBC Children in Need.”

Speaking of the new grants, Christina Jobe, BBC Children in Need Officer for the Central Region said: “All of the projects we fund work to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, and these recently awarded grants to Centre Spot really will go on to change young lives in the area. These grants simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible fundraisers, so thank you to everyone who have made these grants possible.”

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

 

Centre Spot awarded £26,735 small grant by BBC Children in Need for Football Project in Wolverhampton

Centre Spot are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant of £26,735 over 3 years. This grant will fund the delivery of a programme of football and coaching opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people living in areas of deprivation. Through the sessions the project aims to support the young people to increase their self-esteem and confidence whilst improving their communication skills and giving them the opportunity to enjoy a fun, healthy activity.

Manny Abbeyquaye, Director at Centre Spot CIC said of the funding award: “Thanks to this funding we will be able to support disadvantaged young people to gain a host of skills that will positively impact their lives for the future. In addition, the programme will support the young people to reach their full potential and raise their aspirations. Thank you BBC Children in Need.”

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

Centre Spot Awarded Try For Change Small Grant

Centre Spot are pleased to be one of 11 projects selected across the country by England Rugby and Comic Relief, who announced the first set of Try for Change small grant recipients.

The Try for Change small grants round is the first initiative in England Rugby’s partnership with Sport Relief. Aimed at supporting smaller charities, community groups and grassroots rugby clubs in England, the grants offer projects up to £10,000 to support the valuable work they are doing to improve lives through rugby.

Over 40 organisations, including 17 rugby clubs, applied for a small grant, with 11 projects ultimately being awarded funding. The successful projects are located across England and use rugby and its core values as a tool to greatly improve and support the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people.

Dominic Proctor, RFU Chair for Try for Change and RFU Board Member said “It’s great to see such deserving projects being awarded grants in our first round of funding. The projects selected each demonstrate how rugby has the ability to improve the lives of millions of people from all walks of life and I’m excited to see how they each of them utilise their grants to make a real difference over the coming months.”

Sue Wicks, Strategic Lead, Sport for Change at Comic Relief said: “The small grant recipients have each shown their commitment to making positive change through rugby, with many already demonstrating just how important such initiatives are to individuals in need. There’s a great spectrum of projects covering numerous disadvantaged and socially isolated groups across England and I can’t wait to see how they continue to grow their fantastic programmes over the coming year to provide positive change within their communities.”

Centre Spot will be working with local schools and community groups within the Smethwick area of Sandwell. The project will work with young people at risk of/engaged in substance abuse and/or anti social behaviour providing regular structured sporting activities and group learning to increase activity, improve emotional health, well-being and life chances, whilst focusing on citizenship and team working to promote community cohesion and positive attitudes.