Blackburn Youth Zone receives funding for its Diversity Afterschool Clubs

Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce it has secured £30,000 funding to support it to deliver after-school clubs to disabled young people within Blackburn with Darwen. The Peter Harrison Foundation is providing £15,000 to support the after-school clubs for the next three years, along with a further £15,000 from an anonymous match funding source.

The after-school clubs give disabled young people the opportunity to take part in accessible sports activities which they would normally be excluded from. The clubs are hugely popular and engage 85-100 disabled young people every week.

Jenny Riley, Deputy Head Teacher, Newfield School said:

“The older students at Newfield really enjoy going to the after-school club at the Youth Zone and being able to access the facilities directly from school gives them an opportunity to go somewhere independently of their parents, as well as offering some exciting activities with their peers.”

After school clubs run on Tuesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm and Thursdays 3pm to 6pm, with Diversity Club running every Sunday, 10am to 1pm.

Hannah Allen, CEO of Blackburn Youth Zone said:

“This funding is absolutely vital to enable us to continue the fantastic provision disabled young people get at Blackburn Youth Zone, which they would not be able to access elsewhere. We are very grateful to the Peter Harrison Foundation for supporting the project and look forward to delivering successful activities for the disabled young people”.Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 11.43.19