CRUNK is an under 18's RnB/ Hip Hop night in Newcastle, run by young people for young people, providing a safe, drug and alcohol free social space which promotes racial harmony, diversity and conflict resolution. The young people want the club to be financially secure and self sustaining and want to develop it into a social enterprise with merchandising (T-shirts etc). A full CD has also been written and produced by the young people and they would like to learn how to successfully market this.
It ran from 3:19 PM, 18 January 2012 to 3:19 PM, 18 January 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058360)
CRUNK was developed in response to young people looking for a safe, drug and alcohol free social space which would bring people together from accross a range of social, cultural and geographical backgrounds. The club is staffed by youthworkers who provide support and advice to young people as well as encouraging organisational and musical talent. It is growing in popularity, with 150 to 200 young people attending each event (monthly). CRUNK is a recognised Brand in Newcastle Upon Tyne and the surrounding region and the young people involved in the planning of the events feel that it is time to take it to the next level. We would like to provide training and development opportunities for the young people and for the staff involved in the project, to develop their business and marketing skills with the goal being that the events can continue without external funding support on and into the future. We currently receive funding to cover the staff costs to support this venture through TSB (TSB also provide funding for the key worker to provide extra one to one support to young people who access the club as they need it - issues supported include bullying, racial discrimination, family breakdown and assylum) and Newcastle Local Authority and Youth Opportunity Fund. The young people pay ¬£4 to enter the club and this goes towards venue, marketing, security and marketing costs. We are looking to develop the social enterprise to a point where the costs of the events, (including staffing) were covered and we are seeking funds to enable us to access business development support and consultation.
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