Northbourne Youth Initiative is a neighborhood based project working with children and young people in and around Elswick and the West End of the city.
From its base in an end terrace house, it provides a wide range of activities for children and young people to engage in from play, gaining certificates, camping, cooking, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and fun leisure activities.Visit Website
Nrothbourne YI kids club
How we helped
Rachel Martin, project manager, said: “Our activities are not about gaining a certificate – it is about raising aspiration and building confidence. We aim to offer a safe space where young people can escape from the pressures they may feel in other areas of their lives and develop their talents.
“As well as helping to fund our core costs, this money will also enable us to take on and train two more youth workers. The people who make the best youth workers are, I think, those who have been part of the initiative, as they understand the community and the issues young people face. It will also be great to work together with the other organisations and share skills and ideas.”