Tow Law Community Association

Tow Law Youth Project

To employ our own staff to build on the work we have undertaken with local young people to address their concerns about their community, to get them involved in their community, in designing and fundraising for activities and projects they have identified and are developing themselves. To develop our own in house training skills to provide training on the doorstep to encourage people to return to learn and increase their potential

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 3:26 PM, 12 November 2008 to 3:26 PM, 12 November 2008




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



Tow Law is a small rural town in North West Durham. We are in the 12 most /deprived wards in Wear Valley and very much need to engage our young people to get them out of poverty trap, to get them to help with the Town's regeneration and to get them to identify with their community. The Youth element of the project came from a Tow Law Assembly held with all school age children from Tow Law in 2007. From that an action plan has been prepared to develop projects and activities that the children want. We have already started a Duke of Edinburgh Award group with other local communities that has attracte £10,000 of funding. The young people have worked with Groundwork West Durham to redisgn the local BMX track at a cost of £60,000 and now they wish to go further and develop new activites and projects around art and design and outdoor play and recreation. We need the staff to assist in that process. the Training element of the project comes from our experience of delivering Learn Direct courses and the need to provide training that is tailor made for individuals rather around the delivery of courses . We need to employ a trained teacher to assist and support individuals through that process often when they have little or no confidence and when they need to build up their basic skills first. the cost of the project over 5 years is £150,000to cover salary costs and appropriate administrative costs