Investment project code: 9
Frappy Youth Club has been going since 2007 and runs every Friday night in the McArthur Sports Centre in Anstruther. Originally started to provide young people with the opportunity to play sports on a Friday night at an affordable cost the club has grown and developed and offers a wide and varied programme including arts, cookery, sports, visiting agencies and groups such as SAMH, Lighthouse, Fife First Responders, NHS Hub nurse. Frappy is open to all young people age P7 to S3. The club regularly attracts up to 70 young people each session. The majority of the younger age group tend to stay in the sports hall while the older group can spend the whole evening on the Astro pitch playing sports. In addition to activities Frappy provides a safe, welcoming environment for youngsters to meet and just hang out with their friends.
Frappy helps support our young people living in a rural area by providing much needed youth activities on a Friday night. Living in the East Neuk as a young person can be isolating as after school there is very little to do in the evenings and at the weekend. For many families they don't have additional income for their children to attend after school activities or to travel to St Andrews or further where they could access more youth activities such as swimming or cinema. Frappy gives young people the opportunity to come together with friends and provides a place to meet new people, try new things and make new friendships. We have noticed that the club is in dire need of new sports equipment, arts materials and a budget to spend on cookery equipment and ingredients throughout the year. We would also like to get specialist workers along to Frappy during the year to provide a varied programme.
As volunteers at Frappy we enjoy encouraging the young people to take part in a wide range of activities such as Sport, Art and Cooking. We are looking for £2,000 to upgrade and buy new equipment for Frappy. This will enable us to invest in the club and develop activities in the future. In conjunction with paid staff, we are involved in consulting with the young people by asking what they want to do and what equipment would be needed to do this. Young people have expressed they would like new and improved equipment and would also like to get specialist workers in to provide sessions such as dance, drama, aromatherapy, creative arts, parkour etc. The cost of this is not cheap but we think our young people deserve access to quality sessions and money to pay for this would be enable this to happen.
Project Budget: £2,000
Location: Frappy Youth Club meets every Friday in the McArthur Sports Hall in Anstruther and on the Astro pitch. Frappy will also use the main Campus building for specific events such as dance and drama.
Proposed on behalf of: Volunteers at Frappy