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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. Other youth organisations include the Royal Society for Blind Children.

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 >

Current Projects

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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. This is done by taking part in outdoor activities during school time, away from the academic setting.
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Increasing And Developing Opportunities For Young People Across Essex. This project has been funded through a Reaching Communities Grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. This project allows EBGC to provide countywide support to existing and emerging youth clubs focusing on:
Ensuring good, effective and appropriate management and control.
Upskilling club leaders and helpers both voluntary and paid;
Providing a range of activities and opportunities to develop club members so they play an active role in their communities. Contributing to a more inclusive society, and developing them into well rounded adults.

If you would like to be involved in this programme please contact Rebecca on

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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, discovering new talents, mastering challenges and making 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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Previous Projects

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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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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.
Resilience built by feeling part of a supportive community.
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