Project information

activities club

To provide accessible opportunities for young people from inner city Plymouth Providing young people with an activity outside of their area of life experiences Promoting a healthy lifestyle Options for young people to achieve improve communication, interpersonal skills help with job prospects

June 2011 - October 2013

Charity information

The Stonehouse Playspace Group Water Sports Trust

The Stonehouse Playspace Group Water Sports Trust
  • Need


    Though this sort of activity is normally associated with more socially mobile children, we wish to actively target inner city children who would have no aspiration or possibility of taking part, either through no parental support or knowledge, or because of the cost usually associated with this type of activity. Water confidence is also a significant issue with children of this age.


    This would help them to develop self confidence by developing their sailing skills
    As they learn they will have to develop more social skills by having to work in partnership with other young people on activities.
    This could also provide pathways towards working in the adventurous activities industry or becoming a volunteer for the organisation, through the provision of our structured training programme.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to improve the confidence and self worth of the young people


    » encouraging acheivement, through the meduim of the outdoors

    Success will be... young peoples atitiude within the organisation and at school and other youth groups, we will co-ordinate with them, and record this

    Aim 2

    to promote a healthier lifestyle


    » the activity is moderatly physical keeping the heart beat raised

    Success will be... young people being able to use more complex and physical equipment

    Aim 3

    improving communciation/ interpersonal skills


    » many of the activities require young people to work in teams to suceed

    Success will be... observing the young people intacting with groups of people, outside of the project. using more complicated equipment

    Aim 4

    to help with jobs prospects


    » we will be able to offer opportunities for volunteering, leading to certificates

    Success will be... some young people acheiving volunteering and employment in the activities

  • Impact


    Young people showing more self worth, breaking the cycle of depravation. Improvement in attitude, improvement in skills,
    We will keep records of the young people. Some young people achieving employment, we will work with youth providers and schools to help record the young people’s progress


    We could lose the specialist workers delivering the project. To deal with this we will maintain close links with activitiy training organisations.
    Bad weather stopping the sessions. To deal with this we will plan in a number of redundant sessions to cope.
    The funding stopping. we are trying to spread awarness of the project, so we can make up and short falls


    via existing forms if the funder has one.
    yearly/quarterly reports covering what we have done, our upcoming plans, pictures

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £38,330

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      Amount Heading Description
      £21,600 worker one worker for 144 sessions
      £6,480 fuel fuel for safety boats
      £10,250 facility charge use of changing rooms/equipment etc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    plymouth youth sailing £10,250 Conditional
  • Background


    Plymouth is surrounded on three side by the sea, most of the deprived are right next to the waterfront, yet less than 2% of the young people in these areas get to utilize it, this because sailing is seen as a middle class activity, consequentially the young people cannot use something right on their door step. The charity has a long history of helping young people get on their feet and break the cycle of poverty


    Young people from the inner city areas of plymouth. As the naval dockyard continues to shrink emplyment prospects reduce, families suffer, poverty increases in the area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    SHPG Water Sports Trust, was established in 1980 to provide access for local young people to the river and coastal environment that surrounds the City of Plymouth. In 1990, the Trust combined with the Stonehouse Holiday Play schemes Group, the 2 organizations work together to provide a broad based programme for young people from within the inner city areas of Plymouth. The management committee of local people, elected representatives, professionals in youth work and outdoor education,

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Stuart Jones

    He will co-ordinate the project, liaize with the other youth organisations, and deliver some of the sessions

    Becki Haywood

    She will deliver most of the sessions, She co-ordinate the recording and reporting, of the progress of the young people

    Adrian Kemp

    he is a Trustee of the Charity. he will oversee the project on behalf of the charity