About the charity
Sharks Community Trust uses the power of sport and rugby to provide life-changing opportunities in education, health and wellbeing across the North West.
How the £10,000 grant will help
‘Positive Futures’ will be delivered by experienced and qualified staff on behalf of Sharks Community Trust and will use sport and rugby as a focus to engage young people aged 18-24 who are, or at risk of, homelessness across Manchester. The project will work in association with Centre point, the charity which supports young homeless people in the city and will provide a range of activities that will support personal development and will aim to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
The project will identify and engage twenty young people per year in a weekly two-hour session. The first hour will be dedicated to physical activity, to help promote cohesion, team building, and relationships between participants. With participants in a positive mind-set, the second half of activities will focus on personal development, with activities ranging from work preparation through to group-based mental resilience support.
We are delighted to have been chosen to receive one of the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Sharks Community Trust is committed to helping to change lives across the North West and to support some of the most vulnerable in our communities. This money will positively impact homeless and people living in temporary accommodation within some of the most deprived areas of the country, helping them to improve health, confidence and to progress with their lives.