London Community Boxing Grant

England Boxing affiliated club London Community Boxing have received a generous grant to set up a youth boxing programme for struggling adolescence.
The Red Nose Day – Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, managed by the London Community Foundation have awarded the South London community club a £12000 grant to kick start the programme entitled ‘Reach’.
The 45 young people aged 16-21 who are in the programme are excluded from mainstream recreational and social opportunities either being inactive, not in education, employment or training, at risk of offending, or care leavers.
‘Reach’ will get young people active through boxing, increase their physical and mental wellbeing, and improve life skills such as confidence and self-esteem, building an understanding of how to work together in a group, and the importance of commitment and focus in sport and in life.
The programme looks to the longer term, offering graduates real and credible choices to make a difference to their futures. According to their individual needs, strengths and ambitions, this could be free or subsidised gym/boxing club membership; places on tutor, coaching or officiating courses; volunteer, work placement and peer mentoring opportunities; and, via LCB’s range of partner organisations under the project, employment and educational pathways.
The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund was set up to help grassroots charities overcome poverty, inequality and exclusion in London in 2010.
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