"I am thrilled to say the Youth Club has received £5,500 funding from CWAC which is very important step on the road towards our target. We’ve also been tremendously encouraged by the support of Cuddington Parish Council, Borough Councillors as well as the pledges from individuals" says Steve Chivers, chair of the Youth Club group.
"SpaceHive suggests we now ask local businesses to see if they can help to get us across the line. If you are involved with a local business please can you ask them to see if they can help?" - PRESS HERE for the link.
We are pleased to report that the project has now achieved its target and the Youth Club team can start their preparation to implement their delivery plan. However this should not stop further encouragement for investment into the project which could enhance the scope and depth of future activities within the Youth Club.
The Youth Club have the following activities planned for December (all 7pm to 9pm):
8th December Circus Skill Fun Workshop
15th December Christmas Party, Dancing, Games & Prizes
22nd & 29th Closed
Open again 5th January
New Members welcome, aged 11 to 17.
There will be an AGM for the Youth Club at 5.30pm on Friday 1st December in the Youth Club building.
Cuddington and Sandiway Youth Club is looking for funding so that we can employ part time Youth Workers to work alongside our long-standing volunteers so that we can continue to be open every Friday and also put on other projects such as dance and art lessons, sports classes, helping with the wild flower project in the village and health awareness sessions.
We’re taking part in a Crowdfunding initiative which, if we reach our initial target of £2,300, could lead to support from Cheshire West and Chester Council which would help us reach our overall total of £9,171.
If we are successful with the Crowd Funding we hope to receive up to three times what we raise, ie for every £10 donated we could get a further £30.
To start the project and demonstrate support from within our community we need to encourage at least 20 individuals or businesses or local organisations to pledge before the end of October (note that this target has now been achieved but we need to drive forward to reach the financial target). Demonstrating the support of our community is vital to our success, so please share this appeal with your friends and family
In 2015 the Cuddington and Sandiway Youth Club closed down. Concerned about the absence of activities for young people in the village a group of parents started to work with local volunteers and Councillors to provide a new youth Club for the village.
Since the Club re-opened in September 2021 progress has been amazing; the Club has a membership of over 100 registered and an average of 30 young people attend the sessions. The regular helpers continue to support the Club’s activities but they’re aware that they do need the support of qualified Youth Workers to enable them to continue, increase the number of sessions and add to the activities on offer.
Young people and Leaders are ambitious for the future and are seeking to develop the range of activities on offer.
Given how far they’ve traveled in the past 2 years who knows what the future will look like! To succeed they’ll need support from the whole Community, our businesses , local groups and individuals.
What we'll deliver:
Employ 4 part time Youth Workers
Increase the activities the Youth Club Delivers
Provide enhanced recreational and educational opportunities for Young People
Why it's a great idea:
The funding will enable us to open the Youth Club on a weekly basis and provide valuable activities for the young people in the village. Giving the young people a channel to express their creativity, learn from others and spend valuable time with their friends and making new ones.
Youth Club members are looking forward to working with Friends of Cuddington station, artists and pupils from the village schools to create a ceramic map of the village and its landmarks, developing a greater awareness of place, encouraging their creativity, and pride in their environment. Funding will help us to expand the work with local artists and enable members to sample a range of mediums and techniques.
Youth Club Members are passionate to support Cheshire West Climate Emergency and would welcome the opportunity via the funding to plant wild flowers to encourage biodiversity using an undeveloped area of the playing fields.
Steps to get it done:
Employ 4 Youth Workers
Contact sports coach
Contact Dance Intstructors
The Youth Club nurtures and shapes young people and provides opportunities to develop life long skills, interests and enthusiasms.
The Youth Club has reduced instances of Anti-Social Behavior by providing a safe secure space.