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Project details

Reduction type

Attitudinal Change, Primary prevention, Secondary prevention, Tertiary prevention


Area

Doncaster


Funding amount

£19,159


Purpose

The violence reduction fund has helped Almond Boxing Club to buy appliances for new kitchen to allow provision of diet and nutrition course and to buy equipment for the gym for a new cardio vascular area. The club has also been able to support 19 young people who have been excluded from school and/or involved in criminal activity were  with the funding.

Quick summary

19 young people who have been excluded from school and/or involved in criminal activity were supported by the Almond Boxing Club with the funding


19 young people who have been excluded from school and/or involved in criminal activity were supported by the Almond Boxing Club with funding from the Violence Reduction Unit.

The Almond Boxing Club is based in the former mining town of Thorne, Doncaster. Thorne has a high number of travelling sites, the academy brings children and young people from these communities together with children and young people from the settled community.

Giving these people a chance to mix outside of school can and does help break down barriers that often exist between the travelling and settled community.

The Club also work with children and teenagers with behavioural issues. They have achieved positive outcomes for gang members, teenagers with anti-social behaviour warnings, students who have ADHD, autism, Tourettes, depression, and anxiety. The gym has a positive impact on those living with these conditions. Exercise is well documented to ease depression and anxiety.

In addition, the gym helps other members understand the conditions and become more tolerant. The gym is also committed to improving the well-being of its members by providing a diet and nutrition course with cookery classes running alongside it so the students can learn practical skills.

The mini bus purchased with the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit grant has enabled the club to reach more young people from isolated areas and attend shows/competitions.

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The violence reduction fund has helped Almond Boxing Club to buy appliances for new kitchen to allow provision of diet and nutrition course and to buy equipment for the gym for a new cardio vascular area. The club has also been able to support 19 young people who have been excluded from school and/or involved in criminal activity were with the funding.