Community: Newton Abbot

Date Submitted: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:19:13 +0000
Name: Paul Rickard
Organisation: Devon Young Outdoor club
Email: paulwrickard@gmail.com
Service(s): Children and families
Review(s): Youth service
Asset interested in: The garages and equipment located close to The Junction, Newton Abbot. We are interested in all 3 garages, the canoe trailer, canoes and all the equipment within the garages.
Service interested in: No
Proposal Details: Our proposal is to take over the assets mentioned above; to continue the use of said assets in the future; to continue to provide volunteers and young people with the opportunity to gain qualifications and Award in outdoor leadership; to provide a service to local schools, youth groups, uniformed youth groups and the youth service providing them with outdoor education services in South Devon; to become a truly independent organisation through the continued use of publicly available funds and grants; to begin a commercial side to our organisation and become a cost-effective provider of these services. We currently receive no direct funding from any Local Authority and have managed to survive for 2 years, we are a very sustainable organisation and we work hard to provide outdoor education to young people as efficiently as possible. We fear that with the current changes proposed for Devon Youth Service the assets mentioned above will not be used at all, while we currently own a small amount of equipment and boats we need a location to store them and with the increase of equipment through gaining the assets mentioned above we could become a truly independent organisation.