Bramley youth projects bid for council funding

Venue: Burley Greenhow Centre. Photo: Google

A scheme offering boxing and life skills to young people in Bramley is one of two youth projects aiming to secure funding at a council meeting next week.

Two projects supporting young people in Bramley are hoping to secure council funding at next Tuesday’s inner west community committee meeting in Burley Greenhow Community Centre.

Community organisation Barca-Leeds are hoping councillors will approve £1,582.50 towards their Raising Aspirations project.

The grant would be used to fund boxing and life skills sessions for youg people aged 11- 17.

“The aim for boxing is young people will learn discipline through the sport and the physical activity will help to improve fitness levels and mental health,” a council report states.

“Opportunities to informally educate young people around crime, ASB, healthy lifestyles, nutrition and self-care will also be factored in. The Skills for Life sessions aim would be for young people to learn new and essential skills for life in an informal, non-judgemental environment.

Skills include cooking, budgeting, self care and sexual health.

Kids Club Leeds is asking for £4,232 towards its Bramley After School Hub Klub.

The grant will be used to support up to 40 primary school children through term-time weekly home visits, hub sessions held at Bramley Baptist Church, and termly community wide action events called “activates”, which are designed by and with full participation of the children in making them happen.

The grant will also support three young people who’ve been trained to be Kidz Klub volunteer and they will attend Bramley Hub Klub each week to help and be role models to the children attending. 

Play area refurbishment

Since the last Community Committee meeting in November 2022, the following projects have been considered and approved by council officers:

  • New Wortley – Christmas in the community – £2,000 from Armley wellbeing funds.
  • Sandford Play Area Refurbishment – £5,187.06 from Kirkstall capital funds
  • Go-Karts – £2,209.20 from Armley, Bramley and Stanningley and Kirkstall wellbeing.
  • Fairfield Lane Grit Bin – £177.22 from Bramley and Stanningley wellbeing.
  • St Anne’s Way Skip – £161.90 from Kirkstall wellbeing.
  • Upper Rodley Lane Grit Bin Refill – £80.62 from Bramley and Stanningley wellbeing.

The inner west community committee is made up of eight Labour councillors and one Green councillor from the Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards. They are supported by community co-optees.

Next Tuesday’s meeting, at Burley Greenhow Community Centre, starts at 6pm. The full agenda and papers can be read here.

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