Project information

Kay Runs the Great North Run for DAZL Charity

Kay will be running the Great North Run to support activity for children in areas of deprivation including those with a disability. The funds will provide the children with equipment and support the much needed activities which aims to improve their health and wellbeing and promote happier lives.

September 2018 - June 2019

Charity information: Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL)

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  • Need


    Their is a lack of affordable activity for children from deprived communities especially those with a disability. DAZL uses dance and the arts as a tool to improve the children/ young people lives across Leeds. Finding accessible fun activities for children and young people in their own communities is challenging and DAZL focuses on reducing these barriers and the inequalities they face.


    We will provide weekly accessible arts activities for children including those with a disability and ensure they get positive experiences through the arts. The program will reduce inequalities, breakdown barriers and provide opportunities and aspirations for the children whilst improving their confidence and self-esteem. There will also be support session for parents and volunteer opportunities throughout, without volunteers we as a charity could not support all the children and families we do.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide dance/ arts activities for children and those with a disability from deprived Leeds


    » Provide activities with opportunities to perform locally and celebrate the children achievements. This also includes wider arts opportunities.

    What success will look like

    We will look at retention and engagement, then get feedback/ case studies on the impact of the activity has had on the children health and wellbeing.

  • Impact


    The children will develop new skills such as which will improve their communication, interactions, cognition and overall health and wellbeing.

    We will do this through various assessment tools but simply through the children attending each week and performing which has so many benefits for the their health and wellbeing. This also improve their confidence, self-esteem and overall resilience, celebrating not only the milestones but the small steps.


    We have already piloted this project and now ready to implement this in the long term which eliminates the risks as we have already tested this work.


    We will report via social media also blogs via DAZL website and our partners ensuring we gain as much coverage as possible. We will also thank the people who donate to our charity via our Mailchimp email system and publish the success in our annual review.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,490

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      Amount Heading Description
      £320 Event/ Experiancea 2 x experiances/ events for the children to attend
      £250 costumes Costumes for children
      £400 Hall Hire Hall Hire 40wk x 2hrs (£10 per session)
      £320 Transport Transport to events (£160 x 2 journeys)
      £800 Weekly Sessions deliver of weekly session £20 x 40wk
      £400 Staffing Comp Staffing events x 2 (£100 per day x 2 staff x 2 competitions)
  • Background


    The project is based in the top 10% most deprived areas of Leeds. The young people will come from Low socio-ecomic backgrounds.


    The Children from with he top 10% most deprived areas of Leeds. The young people will come from Low socio-ecomic backgrounds, this includes our children with a disability.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 18 years experience of improving the mental and physical health of children and young people aged 3 – 19 years, particularly girls, through dance as physical activity in disadvantaged communities of Leeds. We also reduce health inequalities, improving the health and wellbeing of children, young adults with disabilities up to 25 years, families and the wider community throughout Yorkshire through asset-based community dance and wider dance opportunities. This is why we are best placed.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    DAZL Staff Team

    Delivering the Project as Inclusive Dance specialist.


    Support the deliver of the activity

Wow its amazing so see how active Connor and the young people are and that they are been positively challenged

Parent Sharon