Youth Development & Activity Fund
What is the Youth Development & Activity Fund?
The Youth Development & Activity Fund (YDA'F') is replacing Sport Birmingham's Satellite Clubs programme; with the same ambition to have a clear youth voice driving the design of each funded project, but now reaching a broader age range of 11- to 25-year-olds.
The focus is to fund locally based projects working with young people, to deliver sport or physical activity alongside support, training, or mentoring; designed around the needs of local young people.
In addition to meeting the needs of young people the purpose of the fund is also to strengthen and help organisations in continuing to improve their engagement and delivery with their young audiences.
The priority audiences for this fund will be clubs which support sport and physical activity and development opportunities for young people who are between the ages of 11 – 25 years old and meet one or more of the following criteria: -
- Physically or socially inactive,
- Disengaged or at risk of disengagement,
- Experiencing barriers in accessing opportunities, due to:
- A long-term health condition,
- Lower socio-economic impacts,
- Geographical area
- No fixed abode
- No permanent status
- From a diverse ethnic background
- Young women and girls
YDA clubs will provide young people with positive, enjoyable experiences which make it easier for them to become active and to encourage development of more regular activity in their day to day. A club should be designed to help shape the way in which existing sport and physical activity providers tailor their offer to meet the different motivations and needs of young people, particularly those who are less active/engaged, or at risk of becoming so. Understanding what is important to the young people and where their interests lie, is the first step in developing a YDA club.
If you are interested in setting up a YDA Club and would like to know more, please email: Alice.Trevallion@sportbirmingham.org
Keeping your Club and Organisation Running During COVID-19
From physical infrastructure, to making sure your committee is still functioning, there are lots of things that can be done during this time to ensure that your club can keep running and be in the best position possible.
If your activity delivery is paused or you are waiting to start up, there is still opportunity to keep in touch with your members and to engage with new ones. You could create home training plans, host social conversations, or keep up regular contact to make sure people are staying well!
Club Matters have created a few guides to give you some ideas on how to do this, along with some useful templates to make it easier for you to adhere to health and safety and COVID-19 restrictions when delivering face to face and online.