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Aviva Community Fund – Inspire Youth Zone

Aviva Community Fund – Inspire Youth Zone

Posted on: 31st October, 2017 Categorised in:

Vote for Inspire Youth Zone to give young people the ‘Head Start’ they deserve!

Please watch this short video on why you should vote for Inspire Youth Zone…

This year we are taking part in the Aviva Community Funding programme and have decided to champion Inspire Chorley Youth Zone which is due to open in January 2018.

This is a local charity that is already doing great things in the local community with the Wigan Youth Zone. Following an invitation we recently visited Wigan and we were so inspired by the impact on the local community, we wanted to help the new project at Chorley.

The charity that receives the most votes will become a finalist and then judged before the winners are announced.

Voting is FREE and when you register you get 10 free votes…and yes you can use all 10 on this Charity project!

Please PLEASE could you click on the following link to vote. It won’t take more than a couple of minutes to register and vote:

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5815

Inspire Youth Zone, Chorley’s biggest youth facility which will support thousands of young people from the local area to lead healthier, happier and more aspirational lives, is calling for support from the community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund.

Inspire is relying on votes from the public to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £25,000 which will help them to deliver ‘Head Start’ – a project dedicated to engaging with the area’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people before the Youth Zone opens in April 2018.

With an expected 3,000 registered members in its first year of opening, the funding will also support Inspire to establish positive relationships with young people, offer support and mentoring to those who need it and improve the social, physical and mental wellbeing of thousands of young people from across Chorley and the surrounding areas.

Inspire Youth Zone, located on Chapel Street, will be open to young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs, 7 days per week for just 50p per visit. Alongside a vast array of engaging activities such as climbing, dance, drama, art, a wide range of sports, music and more, the Youth Zone team will provide a listening ear, supporting young people to broaden their horizons through employability, mentoring and workshops focused on issues affecting young people.

Danielle Carruthers, General Manager & Commercial Account Executive at Berry Insurance Brokers said “As soon as Berry Insurance Brokers heard about this fantastic charity we felt inspired to get involved, which is why we pledged our support through the Aviva Community Fund competition.

“We are delighted the application was shortlisted but we really need the community to get behind this worthwhile cause and vote online in order to give Chorley’s young people the chance to benefit from this pioneering project.”
Janine Blythe, Chief Executive at Inspire Youth Zone comments “Supporting young people from all backgrounds is at the heart of what Inspire Youth Zone hopes to achieve.

“If you are passionate about creating opportunities for young people to increase their confidence and raise their aspirations then please vote for Chorley Youth Zone.”

The Youth Zone is being run in partnership with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council, The Arts Partnership and OnSide Youth Zones.

To find out more please visit www.inspireyouthzone.org