On Monday, a group of 5 of the Talent Match Ambassadors were invited to present their ideas about why they think the project is so important to senior staff and Board members of BIG, the National Lottery Fund managing organisation. At the Lottery’s regional office in Leeds, the Ambassadors joined TYA boss Andy Clow and … Continue reading TM Ambassadors win Lottery…over
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
Amber, one of our young Trustees has made the brave decision to move to Romania to volunteer at an orphanage called Pro Vita. Over the past 6 years she says she has changed from a person who was too anxious to even order a take-away to someone who is moving to a completely different country … Continue reading Red, Amber, Go!
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
Our reps Toni and Amber were beyond excited at the opportunity to go to London and represent Leeds City Region. It was Amber’s first visit to the capital and the pair’s first unaccompanied job as Ambassadors. They headed down to London’s Princes Trust base to represent us at a National Talent Match event which involved … Continue reading TM Ambassadors leg it to London
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
Leeds City Region Talent Match Ambassadors smashed it at the celebration event at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. 14 young people organised and facilitated the event which was host to around 200 guests including partner organisations and local businesses. The region is proud to be one of the most successful Talent Match programmes in England and … Continue reading Talent Match celebrates
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
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!
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