Invest and Inspire


Delivery Dates: May, July and August 2017

Commissioner: Shire Community Grants - Leicestershire County Council

Target Cohort: Volunteering placements: 18+, Sessional activity: 8-15 year olds

Partners: Fearon Hall, Loughborough

Project's Key Objective: Investing in the community of Loughborough East to take charge of of issues directly affecting the most vulnerable members of their community by providing training and support for adults looking to volunteer their time.  Inspiring the next generation of young people through positive diversionary activity, which seeks to prevent the liklihood of young people engaging in risky behaviours leading to criminalisation.

Summary: Invest: trains up to 15 adults to be 'volunteer ready', covering legislation relevant to volunteering as well as supporting personal goal setting and leadership skills development.  Potential volunteers are recruited via Fearon Hall and other partners, before attending a day of basic induction and training.  Volunteer placements support 'Inspire' residencies, as well as having the opportunity facilitate drop-in weekend activity at Fearon Hall during the life of the project.  Inspire: produces 3 week-long residencies aimed at engaging and inspiring young people in the Loughborough East area during school holidays.  Target beneficiaries are vulnerable and disadvantaged young people living in areas of multiple deprivation, identified through close working with partners including schools and local police teams.  Each week will embed creative activity delivered by professional artists, supporting partners with regular connection with disadvantaged young people but limited facilities and no specialist skills to deliver activity.  Sessional activity will support young people to design creative participatory workshops based on needs or gaps in their community.


Kirk Lodge Creative Activities


Delivery Dates: Every Monday 1pm - 3pm

Commissioner: Kirk Lodge

Target Cohort: Male residents at Kirk Lodge Probation Hostel

Partners: Kirk Lodge

Project's Key Objective: Engaging residents in positive, creative activity and helping them to develop practical and social skills to aid in their personal development.

Summary: Photography, music and arts/crafts enrichment sessions.


Produce and Progress


Delivery Dates: 3 blocks of creative workshops delivered over 12 weeks between September 2016 – March 2017

Commissioner: Children In Need

Target Cohort: 10-18 year old disadvantaged children and young people

Partners: The Acre Young People’s Centre Kirkby, The YMCA Leicester, T.B.C.

Project's Key Objective: To aid individual’s own progression whilst helping others and making positive contributions to their community.

Summary: Produce and Progress is an East Midlands based programme aiming to co-produce creative activity with young people to address problems specific to their geographic area.  The project spans 3 years, with 3 communities targeted each year.  The project aims to improve the communication, self-confidence and team working skills of the participants.  Each workshop series lasts 12 weeks for approximately 2 hours per week.