Programme Manager Children and Young People
Energise YOUth exists to help young people become and stay active.
Just 44.6% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level of physical activity. 47% in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight do the recommended level of physical activity. But, there is more to do to make sure all children and young people have the opportunity to be physically active.
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 programme exists to help children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to move more. We aim to:
Energise YOUth is for young people 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.
Read more about Andover Young Carers Energise YOUth project here.
Sport England has confirmed our funding to deliver Energise YOUth (formerly Satellite Clubs) until March 2023. 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.
* We can support reasonable costs of items linked to the activity to encourage participation and/or overcome barriers to taking part e.g. water bottle, T shirt.
You can submit applications for £500 to £10,000.
To apply for Energise YOUth funding, you will need to fill in an Expression of Interest form which can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please return this to Emma Dovener, whose details can also be found at the bottom of the page.
We encourage and are happy for people to get in touch prior to submitting an Expression of Interest form to discuss their ideas.
Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. Projects should be prepared to start within three months of approval, and on or before 31st March 2023.