Project information

Sport for All

We would like to provide youth amateur sport sessions, including football, cricket, swimming, basketball and badminton, as a way of engaging young people, both male and female, who are hard to reach to keep them active and healthy.

September 2014 - August 2015

Charity information: Young Asian Voices

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  • Need


    A high percentage of young people in Sunderland are disadvantaged with many from families on low incomes, unemployed, and single parent/carer families. There are also a high number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) and those suffering from ill health due to health inequalities. Current research shows that young people who grow up in poverty are more likely to suffer from poor health and less likely to access cultural and leisure activities.


    Marginalised young people will be involved in sports related activities on a weekly basis to enable those who don’t have access to sports related activities or are at risk of anti -social behaviour/crime, to engage in positive health related amateur sports initiatives to develop their self-confidence and life-skills. It will also provide further training, employment opportunities and other sports related qualifications, enhancing their future career potential.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Young participants will improve their health and well-being, confidence, knowledge and skills.


    » The provision of youth amateur sport sessions, including football, cricket, swimming, basketball and badminton

    What success will look like

    A process of user feedback and staff reviews to monitor and evaluate the progress of young people will demonstrate how activities are making an impact on their lives.

  • Impact


    This project will also help to break down barriers between young people from different ethnicities and will contribute to an increase in community cohesion. There will be an increase in participation of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds that may not be already involved or have access to sports activities. Delivery of sports sessions will enable us to promote friendship and show racism the red card. Young people who are in need of extra support will learn new skills in sport.


    Not being able to secure funding to deliver this project. We have developed a funding strategy to enable us to apply for and attract external funding, key funders have be identified and funding applications will be submitted within a realistic timescale for delivery of this project.


    We will report to Donors through our evaluation reports on the success and achieved outcomes of the project and through our yearly Annual report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,855

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,050 Sports Activities Sessional sports workers x 2 x 3 hours per week x 45 weeks
      £3,105 Sports Activities Goals Centre Venue Hire
      £2,700 Sports Activities Sports Hall Hire
  • Background


    We work with young people within Sunderland who face many barriers on a daily basis to overcome economic and social disadvantage. Many of the young people who access our project lack the opportunity to participate in amateur sport and health related activities due to lack of confidence, communication problems, lack of transport and we have also identified that some sports sessions need to be delivered separately in line with certain cultures belief systems.


    By engaging with hard to reach young people we will be able to target our intervention to those at risk of feeling remote from the rest of the community. Young people who participate in this project will benefit from our support and become empowered; they will be positive role models within their community providing a positive support for their peers. This project will also help to break down barriers between young people from different ethnicities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    All our staff are experienced and skilled in working in areas of social need and we pride ourselves on YAV’s ethos of identifying disengaged communities, developing engaging tools and supporting key role models within communities to empower young people to take an active lead in community development alongside our qualified staff.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kumareswaradas Ramanathas - Project Manager

    Their role is an integral part of YAV’s delivery process, operational activities, strategic planning, business development and future delivery.