Join us from Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February from 12 – 3pm at Sidney Stringer Academy.
Activities include: Boxing, Multi-Sport, Youth Club, Football.
For just £1 per day, 8 – 18 year olds can join in all of the activies!
For information, contact:
Health & Sport Programmes Coordinator
A national conference looking at the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees in the UK is coming to Coventry this month.
It will be first time ever that the Refugee Week Conference has been held in the city when it comes to Coventry Cathedral on Monday, February 11, and is the only one of its kind to take place outside London. (more…)
Coventry City of Culture Trust was set up in 2015 to bid to be the City of Culture in 2021. Now that we have bee successful in securing the prestigious title, we are recruiting the team to deliver an amazing build-up programme, ambition UK City of Culture year in 2021 and legacy.
We are a youthful, diverse, modern city which is re-imagining the role culture can play in bringing people together. Coventry has a history of activism, triumphing against adversity and coming together with a fierce but quiet pride.
Coventry is a city of welcome, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of innovation and a City of Culture.
During the bidding period, the Trust committed to a series of step changes including:
- 5m additional visitors for 2021
- 100 ne businesses regularly supporting the arts
- 80% of the population experiencing at least three events
- 20% increase in BAME audiences
- Target of over 16,000 active volunteers and participants
As part of the Great Place Scheme funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and managed by Jacqui Ibbotson, we are seeking a freelance, part-time Coordinator to work on the delivery of Coventry’s Refugee Week celebration in 2019. The position commences as soon as possible and requires an average of 2.5 days per week work over a 6-month contract period.
Coventry’s Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. (more…)
PYF have expanded our work which helps young people make positive life choices and avoid the dangers of getting involved in matters relating to violence. The Staying Safe programme is being rolled out to every secondary school in Coventry. It is part-funded by the Home Office Knife Crime Community Fund as well as the from PYF’s own reserve funds.
Staying Safe brings together the foundation along with West Midlands Police, Coventry City Council, the Police and Crime Commissioners office and Street Doctors. It is part of wider approach, led by PYF, to tackle the issue.
In addition to these sessions, PYF continue to provide community sessions across the city, as well as leading on a professional training programme designed to support more than 100 social workers, Youth Offending Team Officers and police officers to increase their confidence in supporting young people with these challenges.
We are excited to announce that we have now received confirmation of the extension of Building Better Opportunities – ‘Progress’ until June 2019. This fantastic opportunity will allow us to add to the 130+ young people we have already supported through the programme.
Positive Youth Foundation is a delivery partner for an exciting programme of coaching and support to provide young people across Coventry and Warwickshire who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) and at risk of NEET access training and employment opportunities.
‘Progress’, is a part of ‘Building Better Opportunities’ – a programme funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, to tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.
The programme has been designed to help young people aged 15 – 24 improve their chances of employment by offering them coaching support and bespoke activities in order to build skills and confidence and ultimately put them on the right path to a successful future.
For the second year running, Positive Youth Foundation’s Youth Leaders gathered together to support The Rotary Club of Coventry in fundraising for a number of local charities on their annual Santa Sleigh collection!
In 2017 volunteers took to the streets of Canley to actively volunteer, walking approximately 6 miles and collecting over £600 following alongside Santa’s Sleigh with music and lots of cheering!
This year, in the same enthusiastic way, staff and 11 youth volunteers (from our EmpowHER and HeadPositive sessions) supported the Allesley Park route on Friday 7th December 2018, with huge successes in raising a massive £761!
We look forward to a new year that includes more community social action, volunteering and supporting the city.
The funds raised go towards Myton Hospice, Air Ambulance, Cord, The Coventry Children’s Boot Fund, Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind and David Scotts Jubilee Community Care Trust.
April to June 2018 saw the first online Coventry Youth Survey by Coventry City Council, supported by Positive Youth Foundation.
Staff & young people worked alongside the CCC Insight Team and with stakeholders to design a comprehensive survey for young people aged between 11-18 years old. The survey based itself around 4 topics: All About Coventry, Health and Well Being, Safety and Education & Work.
In total we were able to collect 1,232 responses from young people across the city, resulting in feedback and statistics which showing attitudes, behaviours and opinions. Giving youth a voice in Coventry.
This data has now been shared with groups of young people, stakeholders and youth practitioners in the city to develop strategic plans addressing reoccurring themes or concerns brought to light during the survey.
One of the most positive statistics and true to something we see every day at PYF is that 97% of young people feel that it is important to help others.
We endeavour to continue to give young people a voice in their local and wider communities, to have an impact on the city and the services available to them.
November has seen the launch of Coventry’s new Go Cricket programme.
The Go Cricket programme is a new initiative focused on improving young people’s lives by increasing participation in cricket and physical activity throughout Coventry.
In partnership with Coventry City Council, CSW Sport, ECB and WCB eight parks within Coventry have been invested in with brand new infrastructures such as 7 artificial wickets and 5 cricket’s nets open to the community throughout the week. As the community project coordinator, PYF are hoping to see hundreds of young people accessing Coventry’s parks through weekly open access cricket sessions. A time table of these sessions will be released in the new year.
A huge congratulations to all 10 of our young health champions who have completed the six week graduate SnowCamps course. Advancing on from their two-day initiation to snow sports back in August, this group of young people pushed themselves through a series of challenges to complete the ASDAN award for Sport and Physical Activity along with achieving the highest awards in skiing and snowboarding.
We will be hearing many more success stories from this group as seven out of the ten have secured a place on the Excel Course which will lead to each young people qualifying as a Level 1 Ski or Snowboard Instructor within the next 5 months.