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To provide FREE sport and physical activity for the community of Arbroath and it's all GLOW IN THE DARK!

by Skilz Academy in Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom

We are Skilz Academy, a charity who have a mission to improve the lives of the people in our community who are most in need through the power of sport, physical activity and creative arts, by being a creative, understanding and pro-active charity, with the core values of honesty, integrity and compassion.

Our vision is to run a programme of FREE sport and physical activity opportunities for the community of Arbroath with a twist......most of it will be Glow in the Dark (see below).

 The aims of the programme are to:

1) Reduce barriers to sport and physical activity such as cost, confidence and travel.

2) Reduce social isolation.

3) Reduce anti-social crime by youths.

4) Improve mental health, confidence, self-esteem and overall Health and Well-Being of the community.

We will achieve this by making sport and physical activity FREE for the community of Arbroath, running sessions in the most socially deprived areas of Arbroath and running sessions where there is a lack of provision in the area.

We will also work with local partners to encourage children and adults to access these sessions, especially those that we wish to target (socially excluded/isolated, those with mental health issues and socially deprived).

During this programme, we would like to help the people in our community build social connections and access support available to them in their local community.  We will encourage participants to stay for a coffee/tea after sessions to chat with ourselves and each other, and work with local partners to help provide access to local services.

The programme of activities is based on feedback from the local community, and we will continually consult with the community to respond to local need.  The programme will include a wide variety of options, including Glow in the Dark Zumba, Yoga, Seated Exercise, Walking Sports and other fitness classes.

We will run 12 different classes per week and if successful, the funding will cover the project for 2 years.  We will have a variety of different sessions including family sessions, over 60+ sessions, men only, women only, youths, adults.

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