Shay’s ready for Snowdon


In two weeks young people from across Barnsley will be climbing Mount Snowdon in a group that represents many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This challenge has seen months of preparation, with TYA providing sessions and residentials aimed at social mixing, meeting new people and making new friends, as well as preparing the group for … Continue reading Shay’s ready for Snowdon

Foundation getting Youth Approved


Foundation’s young people’s supported housing project ‘Flagship’ is in the process of being inspected by Youth Approved young inspectors. A Youth Approved team are consulting service users and seeking their opinions about quality and potential improvements to Flagship. Over coming weeks, young inspectors will interview Foundation staff and management too to get their perspectives on … Continue reading Foundation getting Youth Approved

Star performance


Newly-arrived young people in Barnsley often face disadvantages on many levels. This is particularly true for Roma gypsy young people, who lack access to services and suffer marginalisation and discrimination.  In summer 2017 we were asked by Barnsley council to help the local Roma community find its voice and feel part of Barnsley. Over the … Continue reading Star performance

Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley


Adopt the Outdoors in its final year Our street-based youth work project – Adopt the Outdoors – has had a successful second year in the Monk Bretton Ward. Our youth workers have been continually on the streets throughout the year and have worked with 228 young people! Street-based workshops and activities are taking place in … Continue reading Midway through our Big Lottery grant in Barnsley

Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!


It’s been 6 months since we returned to Monk Bretton and it definitely hasn’t been 6 months wasted. Thanks to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme, we’ve hosted activities like Build a Bike & bike riding with Reverse The Cycle as well as plenty of activities during our summer gala including an assault course, sumo wrestling and … Continue reading Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!

Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber


Young Roots Programme Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for young people to work with organisations to explore and share their heritage. Young people can get as creative as they like in interpreting what heritage means … Continue reading Funding for young people’s heritage projects in Yorkshire and the Humber