Youth Project Manager
Energise YOUth exists to help young people become and stay active.
Just 46.8% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level of physical activity. Those in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are even less likely to do the recommended level of physical activity. But, together we can change this.
Sport makes me feel worried because of people judging how I look, what my size is, if I sweat too much and so on.
The Energise YOUth project (formerly known as Satellite Clubs) exists to help children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to move more. We aim to:
Energise YOUth is for 14-19-year-olds who are not regularly active. In particular, we want to support those who are vulnerable or facing disruption in their lives. We also want to support those who are underrepresented in sport e.g. girls and young people with disabilities.
Since joining our boxing club, Kit has transformed physically and mentally. He is healthier and he has a new found confidence.
Energise YOUth club leader
Energise YOUth club members report all kinds of benefits:
But there are also benefits for activity providers:
In 2019 we were able to support Andover Young Carers to set up an Energise YOUth project. The young carers were consulted and they decided they would most like to take part in swimming and climbing. The swimming sessions were set up to be 50% instructed lessons and 50% ‘free play’ to create a good learning environment and help the young people learn new skills. The young carers attended sessions with project workers who they knew well and trusted.
All the young carers were given a journal to log how they felt throughout the sessions. At the start of the sessions, many wrote about being nervous and finding activity scary. By the end of the sessions, their views had changed. With one young carer writing “I am an awesome human being! (Happy face emoji)” and many expressing that they were having fun and becoming more comfortable.
Sport England has confirmed our funding to deliver Energise YOUth (formerly Satellite Clubs) until March 2022. To apply for funding you will need to demonstrate that you:
You can also apply for small amounts of funding to help with the costs of consultation and project design. Get in touch with Emma to chat through ideas.
To enable young people to build long-lasting physical activity habits, your project needs to be sustainable. This might mean:
Hear from the young people themselves as they tell their stories about joining an Energise YOUth Project, starting watersports sessions and becoming more active. Find out how the sessions have a positive impact on them and changed their lives for the better.
Partners can apply for up to £4,500. This is based on a delivery model of a once a week activity for a minimum of 12 young people.
Your young people should be aged between 11 and 19 if you are looking to run an after-school group.
They should be aged between 14 and 19 if you are applying for a youth or community group.
Energise YOUth funds can be used to pay an external instructor, for venue hire fees, for equipment and for training. In some cases, funds can be used to pay additional staff costs. However, it is not core costs funding so it can’t be used for salaries. Nor can it be used for overheads or day-to-day running costs.
To apply for Energise YOUth funding, you will need to fill in an Expression of Interest form. You can download the form at the bottom of this page. Please get in touch and let us know if we can help shape your plans.
We accept expressions of interest throughout the year.