I had a great meeting this week with Terry King OBE, who is the North of England manager for PRIME, (Prince Charles’ initiative to help older people to get into enterprise and start their own business). We are keen to bring together some of the young entrepreneurs who are currently doing such great work on … Continue reading Never too old (or young) to start
On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act. Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?
Some of you will know that last Saturday (15th October) I set out to run 50 miles (82km) to raise money for the Youth Association to buy outdoor and camping equipment, so that we can give many more young people the chance to take to the hills and have fun in tents. I was taking … Continue reading Made it!
Andy Clow, Chief Executive of The Youth Association, will be trying to run 50 miles around his home town of Rotherham on Saturday 15th October, to raise money for local young people and to raise awareness of the hard times that youth work charities are going through. Andy (aged 45) will be starting in the … Continue reading Chief Executive to run 50 miles for TYA
The Youth Association was informed today that it has been successful in its recent review by Investors in People and is to receive a Bronze Award. The award recognises the great work done by The Youth Association to develop and use the talents of its staff and volunteers. TYA received its first Investors in People award in … Continue reading Association goes Bronze
This week The Youth Association has launched Schooltools, our great range of services for schools. Building on years of experience of providing mobile support and workshops in schools, we have now brought all of our most popular services together under one brand name and offered them to all of the secondary schools in our region. … Continue reading Schooltools launched
During the last two weeks we have heard the same news breaking all over the country. Local councils in all areas are cutting their funding to local voluntary sector support organizations, and they’re doing it at reckless speed and with little thought for the consequences. This week, we hear that Croydon Council is to axe voluntary … Continue reading Sector under attack
The Youth Association passed a great milestone this week, when we welcomed our 1000th Associate. It was a cause for celebration when Rachael Hattersley met with Youth Association Chief Executive Andy Clow, to be told that she was the 1000th Associate to join and to receive £50 in gift vouchers and a bag of Association ‘goodies’. … Continue reading Rachael is 1000th Associate!
Kirklees Council Environmental Grant Scheme Community & voluntary groups with ideas to improve the local environment are invited to submit applications to this popular grant scheme. More details: http://bit.ly/9nKnid Sport Unlimited Sport Unlimited is a Sport England initiative, an integral part of the Government’s Physical Education and Sport Strategy for Young People. It aims to … Continue reading Funding news
The Youth Association is set to launch a new training programme for young people in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley. We have linked with our partners in ITS Training to create an exciting new training scheme aimed at young people aged between 16 and 18 who are not in education, employment or training and who … Continue reading Train Up goes to Dearne