Community: Newton Abbot

Date Submitted: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:16:55 +0000
Name: Nikki Taylor
Organisation: The Lodge Action Sports Club
Service(s): Children and families
Review(s): Youth service
Asset interested in: 1 x Mini Bus & Equipment
Service interested in: Yes
Proposal Details: We are a team of passionate volunteers with young people at the centre of all we do. We plan to design and install a new indoor skatepark which will attract youth intervention programmes, schools, groups and individuals. We also plan (phase 2 and subject to funding bids) to develop a 'trendy' youth cafe which will be a versatile space for youth nights, workshops and training programmes. We have started applying for grants, we want to exploit the 'social media' coverage it will get through yearly sponsorship deals to raise sufficient funds to support the outgoings. It will be run as a social enterprise on a not-for-profit basis.The aim is for the facility to sustain itself within the first 3 years of operation and for it to be run by local young people with supervision and support from our professional volunteers.