Netball Sport for Girls
According to Women in Sport, 51% of the UK population is female, yet when it comes to sport and physical activity, 1.6 million more men are playing sport once per week than women. Gender stereotypes are one of the key barriers preventing more women and girls getting active. For example, only 43% of girls say they have the same choice as boys at school in sport and exercise; and among secondary school-age children, being sporty is still widely seen as a masculine trait. The project is designed to empower disadvantaged and hard-to-reach young teenager girls aged 11 to 16 years-old through sport. The project will enable the girls to become active in a new club sport once a week for 2 hours and long term they would enter into a local league. The project will be run by a professional coach from Netball England. The project is delivered at the Windmill Centre (Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3DX) on every Monday from 5.30 pm till 7 pm. The project has benefited from financial support from Netball England. Funding from Sport England will enable the project to be delivered for at least two years and will help to pay for the venue and the coach. Another funding will be sought in order to engage more girls through the tournament on proper Netball court or outdoor.
Universal Credit and Debt management
Universal Credit (UC) is rolling over in Sandwell since November 2018. Due to language barrier experienced by disadvantaged families, especially those from non-English speaking countries and all the issues faced by people who are already part of this UC system, we are delivering this scheme in order to raise awareness about UC requirements and how to overcome issues around debts. The project trains disadvantaged adults by delivering 5 sessions for a group of at least 10 people. The sessions cover relevant information about UC, budgeting skills and debt management. For more information, contact: Simplice Nkonge (07518464518); Mrs Jeanine N’kallo (07404783878); Jacques Matensi on 07743600034 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is funded by the Harborne Parish Lands Charity.
Create a Playable Sandwell
This project provides three
activities to young people aged 5-14 years-old during half terms.
- Football Skills sessions are delivered at the
Windmill Centre on Wednesday from 4.30-6.30pm
- Music sessions are delivered at
the Victoria Park Skills Centre
- Arts & Crafts sessions are
delivered at St Philip’s Parish Centre
We are carrying on support to children and young people with Homework- club and home supplementary education. The homework club is delivered every Saturday from 10 am till 1 pm in Smethwick. The Home supplementary education consists of providing some online resources in maths to support children and young people to develop their skills in maths. Parents will need to contact us if their children would like to get involved.
Get Out of The Box
This project will start soon and is designed to empower and encourage migrants, refugees and other members in some constituencies, in the West Midlands, especially in Birmingham, to become active citizens. Through this project, our target group will be encouraged to register on the electoral list, to get involved in the civil society affairs and participate in some workshops. One journey to the Parliament (Westminster) will be organised in order to find out more about how that great institution works. The project is led by Simplice Nkonge.
The particularity of our charity consists of providing one-to-one support to disadvantaged members of our community at any time during the week. This support varies according to the needs of each family or individual who comes forward. We support with: benefit checks, applying for various welfare benefits (Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, Attendance Allowance, PIP, CB, CTC, Housing Benefit, Council Reduction Support, and other benefits), debt management, job coaching for unemployed people, tenancy support, reading and writing letters and companionship.
This project used to deliver regular gathering to isolated adults in the community is Soho & Victoria ward. After the end of the funding in 2017, we offer from time to time befriending services to isolated adults mainly for the French Community, helping them to spend time together and try to solve some of the issues they face.