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Outreach sessions for young people

skatingDuring the refurbishment of St Martin’s Community Centre, the Enthusiasm Trust delivered youth sessions in October, November and December at alternative outreach venues within the Allenton Big Local area.

This included theatre trips, workshops, and a visit to the ice-skating rink in Derby. 

Their aim was to engage local young people in street based sports and games such as football, basketball, invasion games and a Christmas treasure hunt. The activities were designed to continue to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour and risk-taking activities and ensure their continued engagement and communication with youth mentors in anticipation of the youth club re-opening at St Martin’s. As well as sports and games, young people had the chance to take part in: 

Hard work, commitment and energy!

Allenton Big Local funds street dance training for young people from the Allenton area – an activity that is delivered by the Enthusiasm Trust in partnership with Trinity Warriors. Trinity Warriors is a Derby based dance academy which became famous when they reached the semi-finals of Sky One’s ‘Got to Dance’ show in 2011. Continue reading Hard work, commitment and energy!

Changing lives through youth engagement

The Enthusiasm Trust has continued to deliver a packed schedule of activities throughout the summer, many of which have been funded by Allenton Big Local. Enthusiasm provided seven open access youth provisions through weekly youth club sessions at St Martin’s Community Centre and throughout the ABL area through the Summer Splash programme.

54 young people participated through these clubs and activities with 100 engagements in total. The sessions included football, games, CV workshops and girl-only sessions, including piloting a new girl only club called ‘Girl Code’ which was launched with a girls sleepover.  Continue reading Changing lives through youth engagement

Developing ‘young person led’ activities

It’s been a busy few months for the Enthusiasm Trust who have been continuing to deliver lots of activities for young people in Allenton. As well as the weekly youth club sessions at St Martin’s Church on Flint Street, they have also been providing weekly outreach and engagement work at the shopping area in Boulton Park, around the MUGA at the end of Wilkins Drive (near to Aldi), outside Merrill Academy on Brackens Lane and along the canal path.  

At both the outreach sessions and the youth club itself, Enthusiasm makes sure that young people are made aware that youth mentors are available for half an hour each side of the regular youth club time slot. The mentors can provide advice and further support, and are there for anyone who wants to raise any safeguarding issues they may have. Continue reading Developing ‘young person led’ activities

A safe, welcoming space for young people

youthclubworkshopAs well as delivering regular weekly youth club sessions at St Martin’s Community Centre, the Enthusiasm Trust has recently been delivering pop-up outreach work within the Allenton Big Local Area.

This work is supported by Allenton Big Local and has been focused on the main shopping area, in Boulton Park, on the MUGA at the end of Wilkins Drive and along the canal path. Enthusiasm’s presence in these locations has been aimed at engaging young people, giving them access to youth work support, and promoting the youth activities on offer locally. Enthusiasm works with local organisations, including the Police, Derby Homes and Derby City Council, to tackle and target anti social behaviour and provide support for local young people. Continue reading A safe, welcoming space for young people

Mentoring support delivers positive changes

footyYoung people in the Allenton area who are most at risk of offending are receiving mentoring support from the Enthusiasm Trust, funded by Allenton Big Local. The style of mentoring provided by Enthusiasm helps the young people get their lives on track and also aims to deliver the following outcomes: Continue reading Mentoring support delivers positive changes


Focus on the youth club

As part of Priority 2 of the Allenton Big Local Plan, we provide funding to the Enthusiasm Trust to deliver activities for young people in Allenton, which includes a youth club held on Tuesday evenings at St Martin’s Community Centre. You can find out more about the youth club by watching the Local Trust video below, which was filmed last summer.


Continue reading Focus on the youth club

Learning new skills through dance and performance

Dance2Young People from Allenton are learning dance and performance skills thanks to Allenton Big Local funded workshops delivered by Enthusiasm in partnership with Trinity Warrriors. Since April, around 12 young people have been attending the workshops which are held on Monday evenings. Continue reading Learning new skills through dance and performance

A group of young people pose for a photograph outside of Butlins in Skegness

Gaining new experiences

Big Local funding is helping young people in Allenton gain new experiences and opportunities.

A youth club has been set up by Enthusiasm, which is being held at St Martins Church Hall – the site of the proposed community hub. During January to March, students from the University of Derby helped Enthusiasm to deliver the youth club sessions. This allowed the students to learn valuable team work skills and gain experience of working with young people. It also gave the young people a chance to form new friendships, and improve their confidence and skills. The youth club will continue to run regularly every Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm. At the moment, between 30 and 40 young people attend, and the numbers are increasing weekly. Continue reading Gaining new experiences


Delivered with Enthusiasm

Allenton Big Local funds a number of activities aimed at helping young people gain new skills, confidence and experience. These programmes are delivered by the Enthusiasm Trust, an Allenton based organisation that works with young people to improve their lives.

This month, Enthusiasm provided its quarterly report in person as a presentation at our monthly Allenton Big Local Partnership Group meeting. Reading written reports is always useful, but there is nothing quite like hearing directly from the people who deliver activities. In fact, Enthusiasm went one better and brought along Courtney, a young person who is being mentored by Enthusiasm and who also helps out by volunteering with them. Courtney talked to the Partnership Group about what the programme has offered her and how she is benefiting. Continue reading Delivered with Enthusiasm