Reach Up Youth
Reach Up Youth is a charitable start-up in one of the most deprived parts of Sheffield that runs early intervention programmes to tackle street violence and violence against girls. They use sports, street games and other physical activities as a hook to start the conversations, and subsequently provide training, mental health support, self-development and awareness programmes. The organisation was founded by Safiya Saeed, a British-Somali woman who has direct experience of violence and the cultural pressures of the community. Reach Up Youth is using funding from The Fore to cover core costs for a new programme, the Violence Against Girls project (in partnership with StreetGames), which will empower and educate girls about their rights around consent, forced marriages, honour killings, domestic abuse, grooming, conflict, FGM, mental health and social media.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2020 Autumn
Location: Yorkshire and Humberside
Sector: Economic development and employability, Youth and education, Health and wellbeing, Poverty and disadvantage, Sport, Women and girls