Project information

B Sunny Club

A happy summer experience full of sunlight, literally and figuratively for young people (13-16) disadvantaged by poverty/dysfunctional backgrounds. We'll provide the yp with nutritious food for body and soul. We’re planning lots of activities which they wouldn't otherwise have been able to access.

July 2016 - August 2016

Charity information: YES: Youth Encouragement & Socials

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  • Need


    The young people we target come from deprived backgrounds and their summers are unsupervised. This often leads to bullying, victimization and anti-social behaviour.

    At the same time, their disadvantage results in low self esteem. They feel deprived in comparison to their peers and don't have the emotional energy to invest in succeeding at school. This leaves disadvantaged young people feeling like a failure.


    1. We will provide them with a productive and structured summer holiday that will imbue them with positive energy and reduce bullying and anti-social behaviour in Hackney.

    2. Innovative, creative and recreational activities will develop their self esteem and general sense of happiness. This will encourage them to apply more effort in school and to aim for success in all areas of their lives.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure young people spend their summer in a productive and safe way.


    » Provide young people with productive recreational activities during the school holiday.

    What success will look like

    Young people will engage and be stimulated with the activities and not hang out in the streets.

    Aim 2

    No child should go hungry during the summer holiday.


    » Provide young people with healthy and nutritious food.

    What success will look like

    Young people will eat nutritious food and be active. They will become health conscious and in the long run achieve better in the classroom and on the playground.

    Aim 3

    Develop self esteem and potential in disadvantaged young people.


    » Provide opportunities where young people can see themselves as achieving and successful.

    What success will look like

    The young people will have a chance to shine during the activities. Later they will achieve improved academic results and present a more self confident outlook on life.

  • Impact


    The project will ensure that young people remain in education and find suitable employment. This is because their increased confidence and ability to succeed will spur them on to achieve and find satisfaction in the school environment. This success will help them find suitable employment and eventually break out of the cycle of disadvantage.


    We are concerned that some of the young people who have a history of acting in a negative manner might act out at the clubs. In order to mitigate this concern we will ensure that the projects are supervised by trained mentors and also that the activities are well suited to our service users and fosters in them a sense of satisfaction so that they will not resort to their previous negative behaviors.


    We will keep them updated through sending out pictures, anecdotes and success rates. Regular focus meetings, surveys and informal discussions will help us record the success of our projects and we will send out reports to all our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Wages Project coordinator and 2 workers
      £6,000 Food Healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks
      £1,500 Transportation Coaches to and from outings
      £3,000 Arts & Crafts Craft Material and Prizes and Entertainment
      £2,500 Outings Entrance fees to parks and sports days.
      £5,000 Rent Suitable premises
      £3,000 Misc Insurance, advertisements, lecturers,...
  • Background


    Hackney has high child poverty rates and high crime rates.


    Young people who are disadvantaged by poverty and difficult family backgrounds will have a chance to relax in a fun, invigorating setting while learning skills and building confidence.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Although we are a relatively new charity, our trustees and workers have many years of experience working with young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    He is passionate about helping young people and has many years of experience seeing projects through.