Please support the SPACE SHOT Youth Project
SPACE Shot is a youth project in the Ernesettle area of Plymouth that supports young people between the ages of 10-19.
Run by Plymouth charity Barefoot, SPACE Shot has now worked with a total of 293 individual young people on the Ernesettle estate - a disadvantaged and often over-looked area of the city. We provide three sessions of open access youth work a week and offer a safe place where all young people are welcome.
Our youth workers have built trusting relationships with the young people who attend SPACE Shot, many of whom face a variety of problems. In 2016/17 we worked with 144 young people and provided support for:
24 involved in anti-social behaviour
22 struggling with drug and alcohol issues
18 suffering from mental health problems
18 who were identified as living with safeguarding issues
11 teenage parents or young people facing pregnancy
11 not in education, employment or training
4 who were made homeless
2 at risk of sexual exploitation
In 2012 Barefoot stepped in when the local youth group had to close and we secured three years of Lottery funding in 2014. Barefoot's bid to continue this for three more years was turned down in April, but we are determined that SPACE Shot will continue to provide its vital services for the young people of Ernesettle.
What your pledges will pay for:
- Three youth sessions a week open to all young people in Ernesettle aged 10-19
- Two professional youth workers to run sessions and support and advise young people
- Time for us to raise more funds and secure SPACE Shot for the future
- A contribution towards utility bills (water and electricity)
We were knocked out by your response to our first 'Save SPACE Shot' campaign that raised over £5,000 to keep the SPACE Shot Youth Project open for the young people of Ernesettle. Now we need your support to secure our work until the end of 2017, giving us time to raise more funds and secure SPACE Shot for the future.
If you contributed to our first appeal we'd once again like to thank you. Please share our fundraiser, donate if you can and help SPACE Shot continue its support for the young people of Ernesettle.
The SPACE Shot team