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Children's Play Park 05 May 2004

This project will provide a safe environment for young children to play and for their carers to socialise. The project will involve site work and the installation of play equipment. _x000B__x000B_Wear District Valley Council have given written confirmation that they will take responsibility for ongoing maintenance, safety inspections and insurance as their contribution towards this local initiative.

Administration Worker 05 May 2004

The project will continue and develop the role of the Administration Worker in providing support and promotion for the groups and activities in this busy Community Centre. It will help to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Association and its member groups through improved admin and monitoring systems, providing individual I. T. support, and promoting and coordinating specific activities (particularly lifelong learning).

Sports development 05 May 2004

This project will develop and increase the involvement of disabled children and young people in sport. Increased involvement will help them make friends, increase independence, increase integration with non disabled people and have fun. This will be done by offering taster sessions of different sports, training volunteers at sports clubs regarding disability awareness and inclusion in sport and setting up 2 after school sport clubs.

Training/ Operations Supervisor 05 May 2004

The organisation provides accessible transport for community and voluntary groups in South Tyneside. The project will employ staff to oversee the day to day operational issues of an expanding community transport operation, including booking requests, vehicle scheduling and maintenance planning. In addition, the staff will be responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteer drivers that deliver the service.

Ethnic Minorities Development Worker 05 May 2004

This project will build on the organisations existing community based day services for older people from minority ethnic groups by providing community education opportunities particularly around healthy living. The project will be based in Age Concerns healthy living centre and be run by their existing Ethnic Minority Elders development worker.

Counselling Project - Continuation. 05 May 2004

This project will continue and expand their counselling service, which targets young people (aged 13-25). This project aims to give immediate support to young people through a period of crisis and give them the tools to cope better with issues in the future. Increased demand on their services has put pressure on their existing team (funded by Esmee Fairbairn and reserves); there is an average waiting list of 20 people, waiting up to three weeks.

BUZZ Youth Project 05 May 2004

This project will work with young people (16-25 years) who access a range of this organisation's services (targeted at young homeless people and those at risk of exclusion). The project will offer informal learning, training and volunteering opportunities and support, to enable users to move on from their crisis situation. The beneficiaries will be encouraged to take a managing role within this project and volunteer to act as 'buddies' for the next generation of project users.

Youth Project - Development 05 May 2004

This development project will work with young people (aged 11-18) to re-engage them in learning. Identifying the participants through street work or referrals, the young people will create their own learning experiences by identifying what interests them, designing, planning and running their courses. This compeiments their other services as part of the youth strategy. This will develop the successful work funded by their existing Community Fund grant.

Living With Dementia 05 May 2004

The Living With Dementia Project is a specialist support service for people with dementia. The overall aim is to help people remain in their own homes, active and engaged with their family and community, maintaining relationships, social skills and self esteem._x000B__x000B_The project provides emotional and social support though one to one befriending, group activities and outings. The service is tailored to individual needs and can support people from the early stages through to advanced stages of the condition.

Information & Policy Officer 05 May 2004

The service has been moribund since early 2002 but has been restarted with a new committee and a new Director appointed in January 2004. A strategic review has been carried out and a business plan drawn up. Easington Council are funding core posts (Director and administrative support). Various funders are being approached to fund additional staff.

Family Support Project (Urban Education Programme) 05 May 2004

This project is to continue and develop the Family Support work adjunct to the separately funded "Urban Education" programme (tackling educational/social exclusion). The Family Support work is specifically directed at the adult and sibling family members of the children attending the Education programme and aims to increase their motivation, confidence and skills.

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This project will employ a new full time Development manager to support existing users of the Centre, and to attract new groups. It will enable the development of a programme of affordable activities, training and access to education. The three year grant will meet all the costs of employing a new full time Development Manager, and a new part time Admininstration Worker. It will also cover recruitment, running costs, and training costs.

Befriending/Volunteer Project - continuation resubmitted 05 May 2004

This project will continue and expand the current Befriending/Volunteer Project (funded until last Sept by Community Fund) aimed at increasing independence and self confidence for blind people in Newcastle, whose visual impairment might otherwise leave them isolated and housebound. The befriending service will be provided through trained volunteers and will also facilitate access to relevant services.

Amount: £106,740
Funder: The National Lottery Community Fund
Recipient: NSBP
Region: North East
District: Newcastle upon Tyne District

Drop-in Cafe 05 May 2004

The project is to provide a cafe style information and advice drop in service for young people in Blyth Valley. The service includes advice and information on a range of issues (sexual health, mental health, drugs, alcohol, etc.), free computer access and access to G.Ps, nurses and a CAB advice worker.

Play equipment 06 May 2004

The award will be used to update old, worn out toys and equipment. trolleys #90, leap pads and books #270, bikes and trikes #90, scooters #100, tunnels #45

sport taster sessions 06 May 2004

The school will run extra curricular sports activities and taster sessions for pupils of two schools and the local community.

furniture 06 May 2004

Child size table and chairs will be bought with the award, which will enable children to take part in painting and puzzle making without having to climb onto adult size chairs.

Purchase equipment to meet with health and safety standards. 06 May 2004

The award will enable the club to install steps up to the bowling green which will improve access for older and people in particular to the greens and play.

work shops 06 May 2004

The group will offer recreational and educational activities to local disadvantaged children sports and dance activities #625, Language and Arts workshops #540.

Fibromyalgia Assoc UK Conference 06 May 2004

Sufferers of fribromyalgia syndrome will benefit from improved knowledge and self-help techniques of this musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder through attendance at the UK conference.