Local Area Board Funding Boosts Community Projects

Salisbury’s local Area Board last night approved funding of almost £27,000 to local groups working in our community.

The funding was distributed to the following:

ArtCare – £2500 – Project Description:  To establish a designated ArtCare link on Hospedia bedside TVs at Salisbury District Hospital SDH to broadcast well-being activities such as live music theatre storytelling art and craft tutorials. Activity will be populated on ArtCares website and be available at the bedside for free to all SDH patients staff and local community. This will complement our wider activity programme including the Elevate project bringing live music and arts activity to patients on the wards which we are currently unable to deliver in its full capacity due to Covid restrictions. This includes working with local 3rd sector organisations to expand content for SDH patients and introduce them to creative opportunities in the local area.

The Bridge Youth Project – £850.00 – Project Description:  We have developed a new online mentoring programme for students in schools which links students who have struggled as a result of COVID with a mentor from the community. This all happens online over a 10-week duration. Full training enhanced DBS safeguarding etc is given to the mentors and already we have Sarum Academy and Wyvern St Eds on board. We anticipate that more schools will come on board later in the year. The mentoring programme gives young people strategies to support their mental wellbeing and helps to unpack every dimension of their lives including home life friendships academic work activities the future how COVID has impacted them etc…We need a good quality laptop to facilitate these sessions throughout the duration of this project which begins in January 2021.

Splash – £5,000.00 – Project Description: Splash provides positive activities youth worker support for young people facing challenges in their lives including those who are Looked After with SEN young victims of crime. Often challenges such as isolation mental health issues poverty or bullying negatively impact a young persons confidence self-esteem. Without interventions, this can affect their attainment future aspirations. Splash provides fun opportunities where young people learn help support one another begin to see that they are liked, accepted and valued. Our activities raise aspirations confidence self-esteem empower young people to realise their own capabilities potential.

Rise 61 – £5,000.00 – Project Description: We would like to purchase full-suspension mountain bikes to be used by our after-school bike club after school club to take young people on regular mountain bike excursions. These trips will increase opportunities for informal education build confidence and offer a healthy activity with an alternative adrenaline rush than that experienced with substance abuse and crime.

Area Board Initiative – £12,000.00 – Project Description:  To repair replace all broken damaged missing street nameplates within the Salisbury Area Board Divisions as per lists supplied by local Councillors and residents. This builds on the previous years work which has been very well received by the general public.

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