Who have we supported?
A youth-led organisation formed following recent violent events in Moss Side, the funding will allow 84YOUTH to continue and expand their work focused on addressing serious youth violence and PTSD, through engagement, awareness raising and interactive workshops.
Involving street and centre-based engagement projects delivered from Moss Side's Powerhouse, and working alongside organisations including Hideaway and GM Police, these are designed and delivered with and by young people from the community most affected by these issues.
Focused on providing platforms for young people to express themselves within their communities, the grant will support Brink Productions project aiming to connect young people with role models and mentors through 1 to 1 sessions. The funding will also support their work in engaging young people in sports, music production and social sessions, to promote self-expression, build confidence and enhance mental wellbeing.
Brink Productions will be working in partnership with Pain to Purpose, using the Powerhouse as a base.
A voluntary, youth-led organisation, funding will support Claremont Youth to boost local learning and employment opportunities and promote engagement in sport activities.
This aims to reduce violence and improve mental health of young people in the community.
The group work closely with Hideaway and Trinity House to deliver street-based youth work.
Fresh Start Smart
An exciting and unique project, the Moss Side Fund will support Fresh Start Smart’s virtual-mobile Food4Recovery project. This involves both nutritious food provision to those unable to access it themselves, alongside free virtual workshops.
Designed with and for the local community, these are aimed at empowering individuals with life skills and basic knowledge on nutrition, financial management and leadership, building community resilience.
A not-for-profit organisation working in Moss Side, supporting young people through engagement in creative activities, including performance arts workshop and confidence building.
Funding will enable the KYSO Project to provide local activities for young people focused on music, video and social media content creation.
This will create positive opportunities to connect local young people and enable creative skills development.
Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club
A community-based, volunteer-run boxing club operating from Moss Side Fire Station.
The grant will support the group in using boxing to engage local individuals who might be socially excluded or underrepresented in the community.
By developing health and fitness and promoting sporting achievement, many young members benefit from raised self-esteem and ambition, mentoring and development of life skills.
Sharks Community Trust
Focused on using the power of sport as a catalyst to improve the lives of local people, funding will enable the group to deliver a community-based 'Rugby in the Park' project, running weekly from the Powerhouse.
The project aims to bring young people together and use sport as a positive engagement route.
This will complement Shark Community Trust’s existing work in local secondary schools, in tackling anti-social behaviour and promoting mental wellbeing.