Sheffield Futures

Help Sheffield Futures to support young people

Fundraising from this campaign will help us provide activities for young people, including arts and media, sports and life skills in order to raise their aspirations, reduce the risk of them becoming involved in negative activities (crime) and improve their confidence and wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1044940)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£3,274

Donations

51

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • Youth work is needed more than ever after years and years of significant Government cuts to children and young people’s services nationally. We’re seeing major problems such as the rise in young people’s mental health issues, exploitation of vulnerable young people and associated violent crime.

    — Karen Challis, CEO Sheffield Futures

  • (Sheffield Futures)...helped me understand my anxiety, where it comes from, understanding the reasons behind my triggers and tackling them, and knowing that I will slip back into anxious habits and feelings sometimes but that's okay, because I've been generally making progress and moving forwards.

    — Young person (anonymous)

Situation

Many young people across Sheffield are vulnerable to exploitation. Evidence shows that 10-13 year olds are being groomed for gang involvement and are at risk of involvement in serious violence. There is a significant gap in the provision of positive activities for young people, and it is our mission to support and equip young people and communities to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life to secure a positive future.

Solution

Sheffield Futures will provide: 1) positive enrichment activities within local communities; 2) provide street based youth work; 3) work in partnership with other agencies to improve relationships between providers, young people and communities