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We run a variety of targeted projects for young people…

All our projects are delivered in partnership, alongside a range of partners, including our member clubs, local schools, Essex Youth Service, Essex Police, local councils and other youth organisations.

If you are, or know, a young person who would like to join one of our projects, or if you’re an organisation who would like us to run an existing project or design a new project for a particular outcome, please contact us >


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The Respect Project is an early intervention program for 13-14 year olds. Developed in Yr 2000 in partnership with Essex Police, the scheme helps Year 9 students (aged 13-14) to become more resilient by taking part in outdoor activities during school time, away from the academic setting.
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A 3 year grant from Sport England allowed us to develop a new programme designed to encourage 14-19 year olds to change their attitude towards sport and health lifestyles.
22 affiliated youth clubs partner with us to take part in the project each year.

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Since piloting the NCS program in Essex in 2011, we have dramatically scaled up our delivery of this national scheme for 16-17 year olds. We have worked in partnership with the Regional Delivery Providers, first Catch22, then Reed in Partnership and now Ingeus. We have also developed an enviable network of Community Partners who help us to bring young people from different backgrounds together in common purpose. Read more about this project >


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A 5 year grant from The Big Lottery Fund has enable this project to increase opportunities available to young people in rural North Essex, to raise aspirations. We work in partnership with our affiliated clubs and local communities to support the set up and continuation of youth provision.
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Logo of Inspiring Young People Through Sport funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation

A one year grant from The Jack Petchey Foundation has allowed us to expand our extensive Sports Events Programme. Increased sporting participation not only impacts on club members’ fitness, health and wellbeing but also improves life skills such as teamwork and leadership, self-esteem and confidence to meet new people, and resilience built by feeling part of a supportive community.
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The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a personal development program for 14-24 year olds. It’s a real adventure including loads of new experiences, the discovery of new talents, the mastering of challenges and lots of new friends. We work in partnership with our clubs and outdoor centres to support delivery of the Award Scheme for young people in Essex and London.
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The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme that encourages people to enjoy and care for wild places. We run the John Muir Award during our America Challenge, in partnership with The John Muir Trust, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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We fulfill the role of ‘Locally Trusted Organisation’ for Canvey’s Big Local Partnership Group. This group of volunteers guide the overall direction of Canvey’s Big Local £1 Million project, which centres on spending £1m to improve the lives of people living in the two wards of Winter Gardens and Canvey Island Central.
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Essex Boys and Girls Clubs Representative Cricket offers young, aspiring cricketers the opportunity to test their skills against some of the best public schools in the country. Available across three age groups, affiliated club members’ are selected to represent EBGC at a high level of cricket.

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