Farnham Maltings

Spark 2019

Spark 2019 will provide diverse arts opportunities for 5-25 year olds from Waverley Borough, Surrey who are socially disadvantaged, vulnerable and battling financial inequalities, through outreach sessions in visual and performance arts culminating in a 2-day festival to celebrate their work.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (305034)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,090

Amount raised

£7,170

Donations

47

    Categories

    Helping

Location

Situation

1810 young people live in poverty in Waverley, (6.9% of all 0-19 year olds). 637 children and young people aged 0-24 provide unpaid care at home. The majority are young people (16-24). We have worked extensively with looked after children and young carers, who simply cannot afford or access arts activities due to caring duties, no money or moving from home to home, despite wanting to. Emotional and Mental Health concerns are increasing; isolation, self harm and fear of failure with no outlets.

Solution

We will use the transformative power of the arts to support the social, personal and educational well-being of our children and young people. 6 community outreach projects will be delivered by industry professionals with work showcased at multiple festivals and events. Sessions will develop interpersonal/job skills, build independence, & resilience. We will work with borough wide agencies to identify areas of most need and involve participants in all creative decisions to build self-confidence

  • All the young people I spoke to last night really benefited from the drama and opportunities. What an amazing experience you have all given them, thank you. Your empathy, encouragement and creation of a safe space is an experience they will not forget and seeing their names on screen as well

    — Sue Skerritt ‚Äì Action for Carers ‚Äì Surrey Young Carers

  • The project helped the young people havepride and ownership of their youth hut, it created positive promotion of the youth project within the community and it would not have been possible to make over the youth hut without the support from Farnham Maltings' SPARK. We could not have asked for more!

    — Tracy Scares, Assistant Service Manager, Surrey Family Services (Waverley) ‚Äì Neighbourhood Youth Worker for Sandy Hill Detached Youth Project.

  • ‚ÄòOne Young Person began the [Spark] workshop in a low mood but after taking part they left feeling much more positive. This had a knock on effect to their attendance within other sessions that we run here at Step by Step‚Äô.

    — Emma Jones, Step by Step Homeless Charity.

  • All the young people I spoke to last night really benefited from the drama and opportunities. What an amazing experience you have all given them, thank you. Your empathy, encouragement and creation of a safe space is an experience they will not forget and seeing their names on screen as well

    — Sue Skerritt – Action for Carers – Surrey Young Carers

  • The project helped the young people havepride and ownership of their youth hut, it created positive promotion of the youth project within the community and it would not have been possible to make over the youth hut without the support from Farnham Maltings' SPARK. We could not have asked for more!

    — Tracy Scares, Assistant Service Manager, Surrey Family Services (Waverley) – Neighbourhood Youth Worker for Sandy Hill Detached Youth Project.

  • ‘One Young Person began the [Spark] workshop in a low mood but after taking part they left feeling much more positive. This had a knock on effect to their attendance within other sessions that we run here at Step by Step’.

    — Emma Jones, Step by Step Homeless Charity.