In order for us to continue running all our projects and providing the paid youth workers and support staff we are relient on the support of both grant making organisations as well as individual's donations. We are grateful for this support and so are the young people. We thought it would help our supporters to understand how their donations help us in real terms so we have drawn up these examples.
These costs are for each service or activity we offer. You donation could go towards the cost of our ongoing detached work on the streets, or you could give to a certain need e.g. a young person going on a trip, or for the cost of the food & drink at the residential.
Many thanks for your support!
£5 Pays for drinks and snacks for a youth meeting.
£10 Pays for a young person to go on a trip. This allows us to fund young people who would not get the opportunity to go on trips because their families are in financial crisis.
£15 Can help a young person look for work. This gives young people the opportunity to come into our office and use the computer, phone and photocopier. It enables them to produce cv's, covering letters, fill in application forms, contact agencies and employers. (Based on 1 hour in the office, cost of electricity, phonecalls and heating).
£15 Pays for one hour's session of indoor football at our weekly football project for 11-14 yr olds at Didcot leisure centre.
£20 Cost of heating the offices for a week or cost of transport for one visit to a young offender's institution to offer support during what can be a difficult and challenging time.
£50 Will pay for a pampering evening for 8 young people. This gives us the opportunity to help build self-esteem through positive interaction and pays for hall hire, food and beauty products.
£70 Will put one youth worker and a volunteer onto the streets for a 2 hour session, where they would meet on average 15-20 young people offering support or alternatives to hanging around. (This cost is based on studies by J Rowntree, et al. & David Cummins, et al).
£75 Will pay for the hire and petrol for a minibus for a trip for 15 young people. This gives them an alternative to drinking on a Friday night or causing anti-social behaviour.
£100 Will pay for a young person to attend one day at the residential that TRAIN holds annually. (This is a 3 day experience for the young people away from Didcot, building their confidence, self esteem and learning team skills through activities).
£200 Will pay to feed 20 young people on the residential for 3 days.