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Join Young Bristol and take part in our FREE Easter Holiday Clubs! We are open to all young people aged 8-19 across various of our Community Youth Clubs. From sporting activities to creative workshops, we have something on offer for everyone! A free hot meal will be provided to all young people.

Our Easter Half Term activities are kindly funded by the Holiday Activity Fund, supported by Bristol City Council, The Department for Education and Your Holiday Hub!

Please find below the current list of dates for our Easter Half term activities:

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

  • Tuesday 2nd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Ashton Vale Club for Young People are open to young people aged 8-19, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Silbury Road, Ashton Vale, BS3 2QE

Hartcliffe Club for Young People

  • Thursday 4th April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday 5th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday 6th April, 10:00am - 3:00pm - Barber project
  • Monday 8th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, trip to Crealy (spaces limited)
  • Friday 12th April, 10:00am, 2:00pm

Hartcliffe Club for Young People is open to young people aged 8-19. Booking is required for selected sessions, please attend the club directly for more information and to sign up!

Address: Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Gatehouse Avenue, Hartcliffe, BS13 9AN

The Grove @ Bedminster Down

  • Wednesday 3rd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Grove @ Bedminster Down are open to young people in year groups 6 and 7, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: The Grove @ Bedminster Down, 27A Cheddar Grove, Bedminster Down, BS13 7EN

To find out more about our Holiday Clubs, click here or contact info@youngbristol.com

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Young Bristol are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our new website!

After months of hardwork and dedication from our staff team, we are excited to launch our new and improved website, which will provide our users with:

  • A fresh, bolder and brighter look,
  • Improved user experience and navigation,
  • Allows you to easily find out about our offer and the impact our work has on the young people we work with.

"Our new website has been designed to offer a clear, engaging experience for all visitors who access our website, whether that's parents, youth workers, funders or supporters. Ultimately, it is vital that our website provides our users with the ability to find out about our charity's work, the impact of our services on young people, and how they can help us to support young people to achieve great futures."

- Lee Williams DL, Chief Executive

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Young Bristol would like to extend a huge congratulations to Kyle from Hartcliffe Club for Young People, who was awarded “The Volunteer of the Year Award” at the Bristol Social Impact Awards this week!

The Volunteer of the Year Award at the Bristol Social Impact Awards is awarded to individuals for making notable differences and inspiring contributions through volunteering in their community!

Hartcliffe Club for Young People chose to nominate Kyle after he had overcome significant barriers to become a driving force at his local Youth Club! Kyle became a young volunteer at Hartcliffe Club over one year ago, as a junction to continue his mental health journey.

Since joining the group, he has been involved in organising a charitable event on behalf of a homeless charity, coached a junior football team to enter into our Interclub football tournament and so much more to support other young people

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Young Bristol are incredibly proud to share that Kat Katuszka, Club Leader at BS14 Stockwood Youth Club has completed her Level 3 Youth Work qualification!

Kat completed her Level 3 Youth Work qualification with South Gloucestershire Playscheme in 2023. Since beginning the course, Kat has learnt how to engage with young people in a youth work setting, and how she can promote young people’s personal and social development, enabling them to have a voice and influence in the community.

We are very proud of Kat for completing her Level 3 Youth Work training. This training helps to progress her professional development but also has a huge impact on our delivery at BS14 Stockwood Youth Club. She taken on her learning and used it to influence how she plans sessions and provide young people with an engaging and youth focused environment. Congratulations!”

-Andy Kimber, Head of Operations

At Young Bristol, we continue to reinforce our strategy pillars by developing our people and programmes by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, skills for life and opportunities to grow.

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This February half term, Young Bristol have offered a wide range of activities for all young people to take part in. From sporting to creative activities, we’ve had something for everyone!

This week, we hosted an Interclub football tournament at Avon Youth Club. We invited over 50 young people from across our club network that joined up to compete in the tournament. The day brought together young people from Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Avon Youth Club, BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Sea Mills Boys and Girls Club and The Grove @ Bedminster Down.

The Interclub football tournament began with 11 teams playing 4-5 minute matches in a round robin format. Each game had a large group of supporters cheering them on from the sideline. While the teams were playing, Avon Youth Club had a range of activities for the young people to do while they waited their turn including football practice, pool and basketball!

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Young Bristol are delighted to have been shortlisted in this year’s Bristol Life Awards 2024!

We are honoured to be shortlisted for the charity award in this years Bristol Life Awards! We are excited to be nominated alongside some other amazing charities such as:

  • BillyChip
  • Bristol After Stroke, Bristol
  • Animal Rescue Centre
  • Bristol Autsim Support
  • Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity
  • Great Western Air Ambulance
  • Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home
  • The MAZI Project
  • Migrateful
  • One25
  • SARSAS
  • Unseen UK

We would like to thank the Bristol Life Awards for recognising Young Bristol’s work with children and young people in Bristol during 2023!

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We are delighted to announce that a group of young people from Hartcliffe Club for Young People received a Your Park award, after their voluntary efforts on the Spacemakers graffiti project.

Young Bristol would like to say a huge congratulations to all finalists and winners at the Your Park awards! The awards celebrate voluntary groups and individuals that go the extra mile to bring their local park to life!

The group were nominated for the “Happy and Healthy award”, which celebrates projects that have improved local people’s health and wellbeing by getting people outdoors, being active and connecting with others.

Hartcliffe Club for Young People were nominated for the “Happy and Healthy award” for their work with Spacemakers, Hartcliffe. The team of young people showed a deep commitment to their local park by taking part in a social action project, which included litter picking and graffiti sessions.

Young people really enjoyed taking part in the social action project, with some initially joining to simply get fresh air, but continued to return to sessions as they loved getting involved!

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Young Bristol are excited to host some amazing events in 2024! This year, there will be something for everyone! From fundraising events to talks with inspiration speakers, there will be an occasion for anyone in and around Bristol to enjoy!

Golf Day & Dinner 2024

When: Thursday 4th July

Where: Bristol & Clifton Golf Club, Beggar Bush Lane, Bristol, BS8 3TH

Entry: £300 per team of 4, sponsorship opportunities available

After the success of Young Bristol’s Golf Day & Dinner in September 2023, we are delighted to announce we will be hosting our Golf Day & Dinner 2024, and we plan to make this years bigger and better than before! If you are a business in the South West with some keen golfers and an ethos for supporting local charities, then this is the day for you!

Bacon rolls and hot drinks will be available to all guests upon arrival. Teams will also be offered a one course meal post golf.

If you are keen to purchase a team, then get in touch with abraham.turner@youngbristol.com for more information, or click here to read more about our sponsorship opportunities!

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Young Bristol are incredibly proud to share that Jesse Payne, Club Leader at The Grove @ Bedminster Down and Cheralee Mckeown-Redman, Club Leader at Ashton Vale Club for Young People have completed their Youth Work qualification!

Jesse and Cheralee completed their Level 2 Youth Work qualification with South Gloucestershire Playscheme in 2023. Since beginning the course, the pair have learnt how to engage with young people in a youth work setting, and how they can promote young people’s personal and social development, enabling them to have a voice and influence in the community.

We are very proud of Jesse and Cheralee for completing their Youth Work training. Not only does it progress their professional development but also has a huge impact on delivery in our community youth clubs. They have both taken on their learning and used it to influence how they plan their sessions and provide young people with an engaging and youth focused environment. Congratulations to them both!”

- Andy Kimber, Head of Operations

At Young Bristol, we continue to reinforce our strategy pillars by developing our people and programmes by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, skills for life and opportunities to grow.

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