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Project details

Reduction type

Attitudinal Change


Area

Doncaster


Funding amount

£14,497


Purpose

46 young people that have been influenced by the drug and organised crime gangs within the area have attended diversionary and attitudinal change sessions

Quick summary

The Violence Reduction funding has helped the Junior Citizens project to organise Be Beautiful, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Family Circuit Training sessions aiming to bring about positive attitudinal change in young people engaged in activities involving drugs and organised crime groups.


The sessions delivered with the help of the Violence Reduction Unit funding are Be Beautiful (aimed at promoting healthy body image, self-confidence and positive skin care), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Family Circuit Training.

46 young people have attended the sessions

The funding for the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has enabled one young person to be trained well enough to participate in a European Competition held in Manchester and win a silver medal.

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Club Doncaster Foundation

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Israac Somali Community Association

To provide a starting point for longer term engagement with the Diaspora Multimedia Hub and with Israac which has ample potential for projects with young people into the future, in addition to providing wellbeing sessions for parents to share challenges and solutions.