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New Youth Work in Sport summary paper launched

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

Youth Work in Sport aimed to create a better understanding of what works when using sport to engage young people, particularly those considered ‘hard to reach’. It was also hoped that the programme would provide practical learning for other organisations seeking to deliver this kind of work.

Through the programme, 13 community sports organisations were funded to recruit a young person as a trainee youth worker from within their community. The trainees studied part time for a youth work qualification through YMCA George Williams College and were then supported to put their new found skills into practice within their host organisation.    

By investing in organisations using sport as a delivery tool within their communities, the aim was to test whether, in adopting this approach, these organisations would be supported in their ability to engage with and support positive outcomes for harder to reach young people.

Launched today, our new best practice guide summarises some of the key learning contained in the Youth Work in Sport microsite and provides links to further resources which may be of use.