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Project information

Coast to Coast Cycle Ride

Local volunteers (including two Cambridgeshire police officers) are cycling coast to coast in June 2013 to support our charity and its work with young people. Activities help young people improve their self-esteem, make good decisions and increase their chances of employment or further training.

January 2013 - July 2013

Charity information: The Connections Bus Project

The Connections Bus Project logo
  • Need


    A severe lack of facilities and support for young people living in rural and remote places across Cambridgeshire. As a result young people are underachieving, causing nuisance behaviour and taking part in risk taking behaviour.


    The charity provides a venue (either building or converted double-decker youth bus) for young people to socialise and at the same time give opportunities to take part in positive activities and discuss issues with trained and experienced youth workers.

    The activities help young people to build greater self-esteem, to understand the dangers of risk taking behaviour and to seek further education or suitable employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a safe and suitable place for young people to meet and socialise.


    » Provision of building or youth bus in the young people's locality.

    What success will look like

    Success will be the continuation of services to young people.

    Aim 2

    To improve the young people's life opportunities.


    » One-to-one conversations with youth workers to discuss issues.
    » Visits from specialists dealing with different risk-taking behaviours.
    » Discussion times to participation and raise awareness of current issues.

    What success will look like

    Success will be the improvement in young people's achievements and a reduction in risk taking behaviour.

  • Impact


    The sponsored cycle ride will help to continue to run the charity so that it's services will continue to be available as required across Cambridgeshire.


    The charity has a full risk analysis for the work we do, including procedures for staff absences, bus mechanical failures and loosing key staff.


    Our website keeps you up to date on our activities and an annual report is available.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Youth Work sessions Providing one week of youth work sessions
  • Background


    Venues in Cambridgeshire.


    Young people - with limited access to facilities
    Local Communities - through involvement of young people in positive activities

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The charity is best placed to provide this project because it has successfully provided this service for over 17 years and has trained and experienced youth workers. It also has two double-decker youth buses specially converted to provide a positive safe environment for young people to meet.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Alan Webb

    Project Manager - with 9 years experience with the charity and over 20 years experience in paid and volunteer youth work.


will provide a youth worker for one session.

This is a vital community service for young people. I have seen first-hand what the team can accomplish with young people in rural villages.

Sgt Paul Rogerson