Pimp My Bus
PimpMyBus is a project which will engage local people including girls and young women out on the streets. The bus will be an extension to our current provision which engages with people aged 14-24. The bus will be a safe space for people where they can get a drink , information and advice etc.
December 2016 - February 2017
Charity information: Positive Futures North Liverpool Limited
There are so few safe places for young people to go to, we aim to provide a safe safe where girls and young women can come along and engage with the charity, access advice and guidance or simply have a break from home! The bus will act as an extension of our existing intervention with supports vulnerable young people in the North Liverpool area.
By renovating this bus into a practical, mobile space with a kitchenette, seating area, break-out spaces etc. we will provide a space for people to use for a multitude of reasons. This project will travel around the North Liverpool area and will see our youth workers engage with more individuals to help them overcome any barrier or challenges which they are currently facing in their lives.
Engage with girls and young women out on the streets in the North Liverpool area
Activities» The bus will travel around different areas of North Liverpool and will act as a place of safety for girls and young women
» We will engage with local partner organisations to inform them about this new facility, where it will be and when and how people can utilise it
Our Annual Report details how many people we have engaged with so this will capture the increase in number of girls and women engaged
Raise the profile of Positive Futures
Activities» We will brand the bus and take it 'on the road' meaning more people will see it and therefore learn more about the charity
By seeing an increase in the number of people engaging with the charity and the various programmes we run over the course of the coming year
The project will help shape the lives of girls and young women, giving them access to advice and guidance to help shape their future decisions. This could be anything from career planning to health and well-being and mental health.
The long term change will be measured in the future successes of the individuals who we engage with. We will demonstrate this using our own recording system, Views which tracks distance travelled of our young people.
A lack of buy in from local young people could be a risk to this project, however we have dealt with this by building strong relationships with young people and local providers / stakeholders meaning they are more likely to get involved and share this opportunity with their peers, colleagues and young people.
We'll use email to keep donors up to date on progress on a periodic basis. We will also use social media to communicate successes etc. to donors and other young people.
Our management team are also very proactive and have good working relationships with several regular donors.
Budget - Project Cost: £5,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,500 Bus wrap Full bus banded vinyl bus wrap £1,000 Interior renovation Renovating bus to include kitchenette, seating area, break-out area, sound system £1,000 Marketing promotion Marketing activity to promote the bus over the first few months
Liverpool is ranked the 4th most deprived local authority area on IMD 2015. In 2015, Liverpool had 5.7% of the population were unemployed compared to 5.2% in Great Britain (Nomis). That being said, Liverpool is a city rich in culture and history and is enjoying a period of regeneration and growth following being Capital of Culture in 2008. This has helped lead to a reduction in the extent of deprivation in Liverpool, since 2004 (IMD Liverpool 2015).
This project will target young people aged 14-24 in North Liverpool with a particular emphasis placed on girls and young women. The community as a whole will benefit from this project as it will provide a place for young people to go meaning they are less likely to hang around on the streets.
Positive Futures has a strong reputation in the local community and is already engaging with large numbers of young people, having engaged with 2,756 young people in 2015/16 - so this project will simply be an extension to the great work already going on. We also already have detached teams who are out on the streets working with young people, so this would compliment their delivery well.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Andy heads up our team of youth workers so will oversee the use of the bus. He also has many links to local partners so will help promote the project
Nikki looks after our volunteer group so will play a key role in helping with the refurbishment of the bus with the help of our volunteers
As CEO one of Clare's main responsibilities is to engage with existing and potential donors, so she will be involved in helping to make this a success