Young Ampthill


Young Ampthill - Contents

Youth Activities in the Town | Volunteering OpportunitiesFunding Opportunities for Youth Projects | Other Youth Resources | What does the Ampthill Town plan say about Youth Issues?


Young Ampthill

Youth Activities in the Town

Youth Involving Organisations

  • 1st Ampthill Brownie Pack  
  • 2nd Ampthill Brownies
  • 2nd Ampthill Rainbows
  • Air Training Corps (ATC) - 1985 (Flitwick) Squadron
  • Ampthill & Flitwick Dramatic Society
  • Ampthill Army Cadet Force 
  • Ampthill Town Youth & Junior Football Club
  • Ampthill Cricket Club
  • Ampthill Rugby Club
  • Ampthill Scout Group
  • Ampthill Town Band
  • Flitwick and Ampthill Sea Cadets
Competitive fitness trail

A new competitive fitness trail for 12-15 year olds in Ampthill Park play area. The installation of this equipment should be complete by 21st November 2008.

Volunteering Opportunities

Central Youth Volunteering Project
    
The Central Youth Volunteering Project (or CYVP) is a project for young people aged 13-18 living in Central Bedfordshire (Sandy, Biggleswade, Flitwick, Ampthill areas). By volunteering for just 10 hours (over however many sessions you like) and logging the hours online you can gain a nationally recoginised accreditation. This means you can list it on CVs, job application, UCAS applications etc.

There are various opportunities with local and national organisations to provide you with unique and rewarding volunteering opportunities. There is the chance to volunteer at local events, in conservation work, sports and much more! All of these are fun and free (lunch and snacks are often included too!) See below for the current opportunities.

Volunteering has so many benefits - improve your skills preparing you for further education or employment, it raises self-esteem and confidence and is a great chance to meet new people. Start now!

Call Sarah Bigg on 07508113009 or e-mail sarah@bedfordvb.org.uk for more information.

 

Funding Opportunities for Youth Projects 

Think Big - Small Funds for Local Projects by Young People

Think Big is a new funding scheme from mobile phone firm O2, developed in conjunction with youth charities National Youth Agency and UK Youth. It gives 13 to 25-year-olds the chance to apply for a £300 grant to fund projects aimed at addressing local issues identified by the young people themselves. Website: www.o2thinkbig.co.uk.


Other Youth Resources

Central Beds Council - Supporting young people in their career and training choices

  • Employment support for young people who are NEET
  • Support for Graduates
  • Options for young people
  • Employment for young people of school age

More details on the Central Beds Council Youth Page

 

Youth Matters Bedfordshire - Youth Matters likes to be constructive about saying yes to young people - even if this is a challenge both for the organization and for the young person; sometimes the choice to say yes is difficult, but it is always affirmative.

Youth Matters is committed to the well being of young adults who are in transition and who are facing a period of uncertainty associated with their adolescence.

Young people at Youth Matters are challenged to think positively about their future, allowing them to consider constructive options that enables; that develops self-esteem, improves personal integrity and builds self confidence.

Youth Matters (a 'not for profit' organization) is supporting and working with young adults who, in the main, are 'at risk' within the community.

If you want more information about our service please do not hesitate to contact us either by 'phone (01234 311811) or by email (support@youthmatters.info) and we will respond as soon as possible.

What does the Ampthill Town plan say about Youth Issues?

THE ISSUES

  • Publicity of activities.
  • Youth Club.
  • Skateboard Park.

ACTIONS

  • Investigate the options available for establishing a Youth Club.

THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE

  • An active community with modern recreational and sporting facilities.