Funding secured for new Community Ambassadors project

Young Bristol are thrilled to have secured funding for a new Community Ambassadors project, in partnership with Sovereign Housing.

The Community Ambassadors Programme will work with a group of 10 – 12 young people within housing communities in Brislington, supporting young people to organise social action projects that they are interested in.

We know that leading on a social action project gives a positive goal for young people to aim for, encourages young people to take responsibility for their actions as well as acknowledging that young people can play an important role in community life.

The social action projects will be selected, developed and delivered by the young people, with our Youth Club on Wheels supporting with the delivery of the programme.

Through this project we hope to:

  • Reduce the risk of young people in the area becoming involved in crime and anti-social behaviour,
  • Build confidence and self-esteem,
  • Generate a lasting interest in helping the community,
  • Develop key skills such as communication, team work, resilience and responsibility.

The programme is part of the #iWill Community Ambassadors programme funded by Clarion Housing. With additional support from partner organisation Sovereign Housing.

We look forward to launching this project later this autumn.

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