Supporting a wide range of community projects 

The Vulcan Centre has been the recipient of funded support for a wide range of community projects including Reaching Communities - Vulcan Futures (Big Lottery funded), Safe, Secure Settled - Secure Futures (Comic Relief Funded), Community Led Local Development (European Structural Investment Fund), Youth Project - Vulcan Active Youth Project (BBC Children in Need) and Mental Health Boxing in partnership with Recovery College Hull (Humber NHS Foundation Trust). 
You can read about a few of our projects below. 

Project: Reaching Communities 

Project: Reaching Communities 

A project to support and provide early intervention for young people, aged 14-27, who may be experiencing difficulties caused by factors such as social integration, exclusion from education, substance misuse, family breakup, crime, inadequate housing, unemployment, and poor health 
Dewy 
Dewy* met us when we were promoting our Reaching Communities project (funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund) at Connexions, Hull (helps young people in Hull, aged 13 to 19, to make informed choices about their education, training and employment). 
 
He said he enjoyed fitness activities and was interested in our Sports Course for Post 16’s. At that time however education was not his immediate priority, even though he had not passed any of his qualifications at school. This was because he was living in a hostel, wanted to find employment and was struggling with anxiety. 
 
Through the Reaching Communities Project we were able to support Dewy with the barriers he was facing and to enrol him on the Sports Course. With the support he was able to gain qualifications in Maths, English and Sport. With support from our Secure Futures Project (funded by Comic Relief) he has been able to work on achieving the next level in these areas. 
 
* Name changed 

Project: Safe, Secure Settled 

Project: Safe, Secure Settled 

A project that aims to improve the lives of young people, up to age 25 years, who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation by providing them a safe space in which to take part in sports, recreational and social activities. 
 
The project also helps them to find more secure accommodation and supports them to increase and sustain their engagement with education. 
 
We look to increase their pathways into training or employment by improving their daily living skills, knowledge of legal rights & responsibilities, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy and resilience in the face of stress, trauma and loss. 

Project: Community Led Local Development (CLLD) 

Project: Community Led Local Development (CLLD) 

Our CLLD programme, Vulcan Futures, is funded through European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) consisting of European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Hull City Council is the Accountable Body for the fund. 
 
The funding is to deliver projects in four hub areas of Hull. These are North Hull and Orchard Park, East Hull, Bransholme, West Hull and Central. The programme runs until 2022. 
 
The Vulcan Futures CLLD project will establish a new social enterprise that will create jobs and training opportunities. This will be achieved through the provision of: 
 
a new training kitchen facility. 
a community café. 
space for community engagement, outreach and recreational activities. 
vocational training opportunities in catering and the service industries. 
entrepreneurial training to create pathways to self-employment. 
support for new community business set ups and growth. 
work experience opportunities and employability training. 

Project: Youth Project 

Project: Youth Project 

This project funds team building sports and personal development work for young people in Hull who are affected by high levels of deprivation and anti-social behaviour. It’s aim is to make young people feel empowered, feel more able to make healthy choices, improve their well-being and have increased life skills. 
 
Several members of the youth project participate in the Vulcan Youth Council to ensure that our young people have a voice. 
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