Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley


Belonging in Barnsley welcomes a new group of enthusiastic young people to start on a project to promote the positive features of their biking group “Bike Life.” Supported by The Youth Association, the group hope to create a video overcoming some of the negative stereotypes they experience from the public. The group helps to bring … Continue reading Exciting times ahead for “Bike Life” in Barnsley

Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation


Belonging in Barnsley has had a fabulous year! The project has enabled some inspirational young people from diverse backgrounds to develop the confidence to lead an exciting new project. Supported by The Youth Association, eleven young people have developed the knowledge and understanding to organise their own event. The event will bring together young people … Continue reading Summer Vibes: Hip Hop Generation

Belonging in Barnsley forms new partnership


We’re delighted to announce we’ll be working closely with a new set of partners, as Belonging in Barnsley is turned up a notch. The Youth Association has teamed up with Barnsley Refugee Advice Project, Migrant Action and ELSH (Educational Learning Support Hub) to broaden our offer to new communities. Together, the collaborative approach will see … Continue reading Belonging in Barnsley forms new partnership

A change of perspective


Belonging in Barnsley provides support to young people from marginalised communities, aiming to connect young people newly-arrived to the country with local, like-minded young people. However, the project also aims to educate those from Britain to developing their understanding of diversity, immigration and asylum. As part of this, our team took two British girls and one European … Continue reading A change of perspective

Time to change in Barnsley


Over the last few months, our combined Barnsley group of Latvian, Roma and white British young people have been working to promote equality and diversity in the town. Using their natural talent for music and singing, with our help, they have worked on and produced a cover of Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Man In The Mirror’ … Continue reading Time to change in Barnsley

Ambassadors step up to the plate


Two of The Youth Association’s young Ambassadors are seeking to secure the charity a grant from one of our corporate partners. Lorelli Greenwood (16) and Emily Hall (16), from Barnsley, have been working hard on the application in October 2018 and are aiming to bring in just under £1,000 for new equipment. If successful, The … Continue reading Ambassadors step up to the plate

Community empowered to sustain project


A group of people from Lundwood in Barnsley are providing vital work in their community, thanks to 18 months of support from The Youth Association’s ‘Adopt the Outdoors’ project. Support from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed our youth and community workers to develop people’s skills, increase access to training and volunteering and improve community … Continue reading Community empowered to sustain project

Destination… Barnsley


A group of young people from The Youth Association played a big part in making last Sunday’s Destination Barnsley festival a fantastic success. The group were a mixture of young people from British, Roma and Latvian backgrounds from Central and North East Barnsley, who had chosen to come together to take part in the event … Continue reading Destination… Barnsley