Community: Moretonhampstead

Date Submitted: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:04:20 +0000
Name: John Willis
Organisation: Moretonhampstead Association for Youth
Email: johnwillis@ukgateway.net
Service(s): Children and families
Review(s): Youth service
Asset interested in: Moretonhampstead Youth Centre (the Yard)
Service interested in: Yes
Proposal Details: We want to take over the youth wing, offering club provision two nights per week in the club room and café area, as well as providing arts facilities and clubs (linked to activities in the gallery next door) for young people. Our current employee's role would be expanded to recruiting, leading and training volunteers to work alongside her. We would commit to a community appeal for volunteers and to building a new volunteer base, including some of our recent Senior Helpers. We hope that we would receive an annual grant from the Parish Council towards running costs and some staff cost, which we would supplement by member subscriptions and small-scale local fundraising. It is still likely that not all the staffing cost could be met in this way, however. Therefore we would hope to work in co-operation with other centres and any relevant intermediary body to apply for grants from the Youth Network Fund.