TRAIN was registered as a charity in 2002. It was set-up by Churches Together in Didcot and District with a substantial grant from the Lankelly Foundation. Ongoing funding is provided by, South Oxfordshire District Council and Didcot Town Council, the churches and many other grant giving bodies such as Children In Need and the Big Lottery. Over the years we have also received funding from other grant making bodies, local businesses and individuals. We are continually seeking new funding sources so that the young people will continue to benefit.
We have listed our main sponsors here under either Core Funding, or Project Funding. The categorisation depends on how specific the funding given is for a specific purpose and the inclusion of a sponsor in one category should not be taken as exclusive. Full detail of funding and funders is set out in our annual reports.
Thanks to funding form Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley’s Early Intervention Youth Fund we have been able to appoint full time youth worker to deliver detached and outreach activity, connecting young people in Didcot with Didcot TRAINs mentoring and youth participation programmes. Activity will include:
Have contributed to the funding of one of our Young People attending a residential Young Leaders Course in February 2017.
Our Young Leaders course is operated by Oxfordshire Youth and is a 3 day residential course. The course has a great mix of activities and exercises in order to develop Leadership, Team Working, confidence, self -esteem and also builds mutual respect and understanding. It is often the first time one of young people has been away from home and therefore we support any of our attendees with a Youth Worker/and or Volunteer Youth Worker depending on their needs. We are most grateful that SOHA enabled one of our 2 young people to attend in February and gain all of the benefits which have made a difference to that young person’s outlook on life and their potential to achieve.
Didcot TRAIN would like to thank the PCC and the Chief Constable for kindly awarding £5,000 from the Police Property Act Fund for the period 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019 towards the development of key life skills among children and young people (CYP) and TRAIN’s Youth Participation Pathway, involving the empowerment of CYP through responsibilities at a variety of strategic levels (Youth Ambassadors, Leaders and Volunteers). These exemplify two key aspects of TRAIN’s overarching objectives to support, empower and inspire CYP in the Didcot area.