Youth Club Funding Extened for Three Years

Three popular North Yorkshire youth clubs will run for at least three more years after a housing association extended funding for them.

Broadacres has traditionally funded the youth clubs in Northallerton, Thirsk and Stokesley on a year-by-year basis.

But after entering into a successful partnership with The Clock - an independent charitable organisation which delivers services to young people and adults across North Yorkshire - to coordinate the clubs, the association has now gone a step further and guaranteed funding until at least 2021.

This means that many children will be able to continue enjoying the coordinated and fun activities put on by The Clock each week.

Andy Powell, Broadacres’ Customer Services Director, recently visited the Little Hands youth club in Thirsk to see the sorts of activities the children do.

He said: “I am delighted that we have been able to extend funding for the youth clubs for a longer period.

“They have made a big difference in three communities where we have a high percentage of homes, taking children off the streets on an evening and giving them something fun and meaningful to do.”

Abigail Homer, Chief Executive Officer of The Clock, said: “This is fantastic news and we would like to thank Broadacres for their continued support of the youth clubs.

“Extending the funding to cover the next three years provides us with more security and stability and it will hopefully also enable us to secure funding from elsewhere, as other organisations see the value the clubs bring to the local community.”

As well as activities such as pool, crafting, games and outdoor play, The Clock also provides specialist one-to-one support sessions for the children.

Abigail added: “These sessions cover everything from bullying and online safety through to healthy eating, enabling the children to share any concerns/questions in a confidential setting.

“We have also been able to identify issues with parents who drop their children off each week, for example helping them to access food parcels.”

The clubs run at the following venues and times:

The Fire Place, Stokesley Fire Station – each Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.00pm for school years 2 and above.

The Fun Factory, Rivendale, Ashlands Road, Northallerton – each Tuesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for school years 2-6 and 6.30pm to 7.30pm for school years 7-9.

Little Hands, The Clock, St James Green, Thirsk – each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm for school years 5-6.

Parents who would like more information about the clubs can call Thirsk Clock on 01845 524 494. Volunteers to help run the clubs are also being sought and they can call the same number.

The Clock - Thirsk

Church Hall
St James Green
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 1AQ

Tel: 01845 524 494
E-mail: info@theclock.org

The Clock (Yorkshire) Ltd
Registered Charity No. 1096518
Registered Company No. 04520206
A Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England & Wales

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