Project information

Gmax Take it to the Max

GMAX Trackstars are looking to launch a new outside school hours program that provides a free diversionary service for children and young people in the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich between the ages of 6 and 16 who maybe in danger of engaging in anti-social activities, Health issues etc.

on going

Charity information: Gmax Trackstars Athletics club

Gmax Trackstars Athletics club logo
  • Need

    Need

    The project will look to offer an alternative to the potential that exists for young people in Lewisham and Greenwich to be sucked in to engaging in anti social behaviour by offering positive, enjoyable activities that are relevant to people today, counter Childhood obesity rates and offer advice on living healthy lifestyles.
    There are a number of ways we have identified a need for the project.
    We have consulted with school sports partnerships & Police in Lewisham and Greenwich

    Solution

    By helping young people become more active and healthy the project can also lead to an improvement in self confidence in participants and give them the belief to try and achieve things both inside and outside of school that they potentially did not feel able to do previously
    and help deter young people away from drugs, drinking, solvent abuse and crime all of which can have a negative impact on their lives immediately and in the future supports the concept of stronger community

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    the concept of stronger communities by bringing together young people from all backgrounds

    Activities

    » We will consult and work with a range of local, regional and national partner organisations and agencies who share plan to protect our communities.

    Success will be...Community Cohesion is achieved and young people desire the need to grow in harmony together with different Communities and Local Government


    Aim 2

    will help to break down the barriers that often exist. It will help build up trust between people

    Activities

    » Promote cultural traditions and invest in every part of our diverse heritage and help more young people take part & make decisions about the future

    Success will be.. When engaging with people, responding to local needs, reinforcing connectivity within communities and linking into national and local strategy is evident by all


    Aim 3

    by providing regular opportunities for young people engage in physical activity through athletics

    Activities

    » The sessions will help them learn new skills and get physically fitter. Engage them in regional competition to boost confidence and tolerance

    Success will be...when sustainable access to recreation and physical activity in the norm. Collaborative action engaged to remove barriers to participation is in operation


  • Impact

    Impact

    This project aims for iconic branding, world-wide recognition and a long heritage of success to give local and national pride to participants. Put the “great” back into Great Britain through success in sport development

    Risk

    the risks we face is operating the project as a business the possibility of cash flow issues. The strategy to overcome this risks will be to progress our current project in setting up a fitness centre facility which will offer membership to the general public.
    The projection confirms that equity from the business model will support the project as a going concern financially and offer options for employment to participants

    Reporting

    Weekly monitoring, reviewing, & frequent reporting project status/progress to project sponsor. Keeping internal & external parties informed, including participants, project support groups, key individuals, maintaining online accessible reports, accurate financial statement and current records

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,288

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Project Leader project leaders 80 sessions x £25 a sessions x 4
      £600 Promotion Promotional leaflets and posters,1500 leaflets and 100 posters
      £908 Equipment Complete set of training equipment
      £780 Volunteer Education 6 x level 1 courses for volunteers at £130 each
  • Background

    Location

    Lewisham is located in inner south east London. 260,000 people live in Lewisham. Lewisham is a diverse borough, with a large black African / Caribbean population and 65 per cent of school pupils are from a minority ethnic background.

    Beneficiaries

    Lewisham is a relatively poor borough, although the poorer areas are concentrated These are also the areas with the largest public housing estates. Lone parent families make up 18 per cent of all households, which is the highest rate in London. Seven in ten people commute out of Lewisham to work. The health of people in Lewisham is generally worse than the England average.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Gmax has a diverse and multicultural workforce sports specialist with experience and we are part of the The Lewisham Strategic Partnership brings together organisations to ensure that public, private sectors work together to make change quality of life.chaired by Lewisham's directly-elected Mayor.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mark Lancaster

    Chairman/level 4 UK athletics coach. Successfully delivering workshops for Lewsham School sports partnership