Crew Club has a plan and shows the value of partnership working
11 Jul 2012
The Crew Club, a youth project based in the White Hawk area of
Brighton, approached sported. six months ago in need of support
with their project plan and funding, following an initial
investment by Barclays for a one year project.
David, a sported. Mentor from Brighton, was paired with the
project and worked with Jackie and Darren from the Crew Club to
create a sustainable plan, focusing on using sport as a tool to
provide young people from the estate with opportunities for
physical and mental health improvement, skill development, social
integration and positive engagement.
David said "The place of sport as an enabler and catalyst for
change is proving fundamental in how the club engage with young
people and building their confidence and skills."
At a recent sported. funding panel, the Crew Club was awarded a
grant of £9,500 and was able to use the sustainable plan developed
with David to revisit Barclays and secure an additional £8,000
investment in the project. The club also received small grants from
Sport England and Cricket for Change.
South East Regional Manager Paul Napthine said "This project is
an excellent example of the work that sported. Mentors can achieve
with our passionate Members and also by working with other agencies
that support community sports groups."
sported. and the Crew Club would like to thank the Football
Foundation, Barclays Spaces for Sport, Sport England, Active Sussex
, Street Games and Brighton and Hove Sports Development for their
support with this project.