Project information

Digital Camera

We would like to buy a new digital camera to use in our services and projects, evidence the effectiveness of our work, capture memorable moments around our charity and during community engagement, and produce images to make our website and social media more engaging.

This camera will probably last us about ten years.

Charity information: Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP)

Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP) logo
  • Need

    Need

    Our services in general address issues as diverse as:
    -exploitation and abuse;
    -poor emotional wellbeing (depression, stress, self-harming, lacking confidence, bullying, anxiety, family issues, suicidal thoughts);
    -unemployment / not in education or training;
    -antisocial and difficult behaviour;
    -chaotic lifestyles, complex and multiple needs;
    -poor sexual health and inappropriate relationships;
    -lack of social, life, communication, and work skills;
    -drug and alcohol issues.

    Solution

    Our numerous services address the problems young people face. The digital camera helps us to show the work we do, and the impact we make. This is really important as a way for us to show our supporters the difference they help us make.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Evidence the impact of the brilliant work we do in improving young people's health and wellbeing.

    Activities

    » Young people, volunteers, and staff will use the camera during activities such as creating displays, cookery sessions, and games.

    We want to create a bank of 4YP photos to show volunteers, fundraisers, and grant-givers the positive impacts our varied work has on young people.


    Aim 2

    Improve the creative capabilities of young people, and confidence to express themselves in this way.

    Activities

    » Our bank of photos will include a large proportion taken by young people using the camera as a tool in creative projects.

    Supervising and offering guidance to young people for best use of the equipment, we develop strong, trusting relationships improving the improvements we can make to their lives.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Three-fold:
    1. young people gain improved practical skills and confidence to express themselves in alternative (creative) forms of communication, improving their wellbeing and behaviour;
    2. trust built during activities enables us to better support young people, leading to further improvements in their health;
    3. proof of the difference we make encourages further funding, ensuring our vital services can continue for the benefit of young people, who tell us they really need our support daily.

    Risk

    Of course, a digital camera is a tempting thing. It could go missing. Showing young people trust is beneficial, decreasing risk of theft, especially to those are used to being judged on their past behaviour - for example, young offenders.

    Taking of photos is done so under staff supervision for the safety and security of all young people, however vulnerable. We obtain consent as appropriate (inc. from parents/guardians) and strictly adhere to Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult policies.

    Reporting

    We're proud of the work we do, we want to show people! Photographs will be used in our annual reports and promotional literature.

    Anyone interested can ask to view our bank of best photos, representing our work. (Note: identities of young people will be protected.)

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £110

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100 Digital camera 4YP digital camera, nothing too flash
      £10 Camera case For safe storage and protection of the camera
  • Background

    Location

    We'll use the camera at 4YP (14 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich) and when we're elsewhere taking part in projects offsite.

    Beneficiaries

    Any of the 12,000+ contacts we make with young people each year can benefit from this.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This is just one of many tried and tested creative tools we use in our work with young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Young People

    Young people participate in our activities, as well as volunteer with us to help make our charity a real success. Their input is invaluable.

    Young People's Workers

    These are the people that lead our youth work provision, running front line and drop-in projects, activities, volunteering, and work experience.

    Fundraising And Communications Officer

    Every-ready to snap-happy at events we run and attend. This shows our fundraisers at work, helps thank them, and shows others how to get involved.

£110

will buy a digital camera to support our work.

“It has made me realise that there is support out in the world.”

Young person at 4YP