From the beginning of NWI BLT we have placed developments for young people as a top priority.  From our early days we have listened to what young people have to say and we have funded various activities especially the Skatepark in Whitehouse park. We want a better way for young people to be involved so we have set up a Youth Forum, called Diversity 2 Unity (D2U) who meet regularly, to bring forward ideas and even decide some ways of spending NWI BLT money.

These are our plans for this year:
To maintain the Youth Forum and get more young people involved
To support the work of Whitton Youth Partnership in starting youth clubs
To hold an Art Competition between local schools
To run a “Battle of the Bands” competition between High Schools
To run an event for the very young around Easter in collaboration with Highfield Nursery

Diversity 2 Unity and Open Mic Nights.

You can also check out the latest on our social media pages for up to the minute info

Radio Westbourne.With funding from BLT Westbourne Academy were able to install radio recording equipment which helped to significantly increase student confidence.

Listen here for student interviews

The 1st radio programme!   NW Ipswich Big Local Trust.  MP Dan Poulter  Police. 

 The Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces.  X Factor’s Sam Callahan.   Ellie & TaylorSimon Cobb from Iceni.  

Whitton Youth Partnership Andy Fell.    Glen Chisholm.    Autism & ADHD Tom Smith.

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Tony Horton of Town 102 at the Grand Opening of Radio Westbourne

 

Whitton Youth Partnership (WYP). We work in partnership with WYP, a charity which serves young people in North West Ipswich.

In Sept 2016 we awarded £15,000 to part fund a new post for 18momths. WYP match funded the remaining funds.