Project information

Leaving our footprint on the sands of society

12 clubs run democratically by young people for young people.Each club providing an informal learning setting for youth in rural areas,where they can have fun,learn and achieve.Supported by staff &volunteers young people will engage in performing arts, skills&sports becoming members of the community

January 2018 - September 2018

Charity information: The Pembrokeshire Federation Of Young Farmers' Clubs

The Pembrokeshire Federation Of Young Farmers' Clubs logo
  • Need

    Need

    Rural Isolation
    Engaging young people
    Youth Voice in the community
    Bridging the gap between generations in rural communities.
    Teaching and learning respect of ideas
    Mental Health Issues - that arise due to the rural issues of agriculture
    Combating negative impact of Agriculture.

    Solution

    Combating negative views to change and development by working with their communities to voice new opinions.
    Offering training and Workshops to combat rural issues.
    Providing support and advice
    Combating Problems arising from rural Isolation

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To engage with 12 groups to create a programme of activities that engage young people

    Activities

    » To work with each group to create a programme of events that will engage young people offering them a diverse range of opportunities

    Success will be shown through production of the programme and increase in young people accessing support available and by demonstration of the affect on their lives.


    Aim 2

    To develop a training programme for the 12 groups where they can develop a range of skills

    Activities

    » To develop a set of rural skills based training opportunities that can support young people in rural settings
    » To develop a training programme offering support to members who have an active role in the democratic running of the organisation.
    » To offer a training programme not directly targeted within agriculture offering first aid, food hygiene etc courses to young people.
    » To support and develop volunteers running the clubs on a weekly basis offering a training programme and support in related areas.

    Success will be measured in the increased number of young people receiving relevant training and gaining recognised qualifications for activities undertaken in the countryside.


    Aim 3

    To create a central programme of events and activities aimed at developing the skills learnt.

    Activities

    » A programme spread across the year where members take on each other to learn and achieve through competition.
    » To follow the development of key individuals through case studies showing their progression and development as individuals.

    Success will be the outcomes of the events and the feedback from professional adjudicators and audiences. Also the development of case studies showing growth & development.


    Aim 4

    To work with partner organisations to develop further ideas and projects involving young people.

    Activities

    » Work with partner organisations in communities to develop future partnerships working on ideas championing young people and developing rural areas.

    Further projects combining skills learnt with partnership working and with young people leading the way as well as learning from prospective partners.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will reverse rural isolation&provide support for young people & communities affected by it. It will help young people research the benefits of staying in rural areas for living & work. It will also establish young people as community leaders and active members of their communities. We will demonstrate this by monitoring the number of members continuing to play active roles in their communities & clubs. We will use case studies to demonstrate this.

    Risk

    One of the dozen clubs closing or withdrawing from the project is a risk factor. We have built up a strong support network through our dedicated member of staff who supports the members as well as a network of volunteers who are supported in the weekly running of the club.

    Reporting

    Case studies
    Reports
    Video Reels
    Photo Galleries
    All donors will also be welcome to attend any events or competitions we hold

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,400 Programme Workshop Holding twelve workshops for the clubs focusing on programming
      £1,200 Support Materials Produce Support Materials
      £6,400 Key Skills A training programme developing roles and credited skills
      £2,000 Volunteer & Leader Support Provide skills & learning opportunities to support volunteers and leaders
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be located throughout the county of Pembrokeshire. A peninsula situated south west of Wales covering approximately 1650 square kilometres.The county is mainly rural in
    character, with habitations consisting of small towns and villages. The percentage of young adults 20-35 years is 13.7%, and school-age children aged 5-19 years is 18.7%.

    Beneficiaries

    The project aims to support young people who attend 12 centres spread across the county. It also offers support to the 120 plus leaders and volunteers who offer their skills and experience to support the young people.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Pembrokeshire YFC is the only youth Charity in Pembrokeshire offering support to young people from predominantly rural areas. With a high percentage of the county being a rural area naturally there is a high percentage of young people as a result who find it difficult to access opportunities to have fun, learn and achieve in a safe supported environment.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Alice James

    County Chairman - Elected by the members as a member who has championed the movement to her peers and shares her experiences and knowledge .

    Non Thorne

    Elected democratically by the organisation's members she champions the goals of the movement and inspires members of the future

    Alwyn Evans

    Current President who has been recognised by the members for his commitment to the organisation and his volunteering and support of members.

    Nia George

    County Organiser who is employed to support the movement in reaching the aims set by the democratic process.

Members create a music video to Promote YFC