Local People Programme

YST Local People Programme
This programme aims to engage and empower five targeted neighbourhoods to genuinely design and lead physical activity based interventions that make their area better places to grow, live and work.

The Youth Sport Trust has been funded by the People’s Health Trust’s Local People Programme using money raised by society lotteries through the Health Lottery to support the health and wellbeing of communities in Brent, Hull, Dorking, Milton Keynes and Swansea.

The Local People Programme funding is one of the People’s Health Trust’s ways of developing a society without health inequality and the Youth Sport Trust are leading projects in the five areas by connecting schools and communities and engaging local people in creating and implementing physical activity interventions to impact upon the knowledge and understanding, influence and confidence of the neighbourhood.

We are collaborating with five local community partners to engage the residents in the neighbourhoods where we are working and undertake meaningful consultation to ensure co-creation and influence the activities that are implemented. Our community partners are as follows:

  • Ethnic Youth Support Team, Swansea
  • Community Action MK, Milton Keynes
  • Active Sporting Communities, Brent
  • Southcoates Primary School Association, Hull
  • YMCA East Surrey, Dorking

We will be supporting a minimum of 250 people across the neighbourhoods over three years and will create a minimum of 50 young leaders who will contribute to the content and delivery of the interventions as well as setting up community steering groups that will enable young people to act as influential representatives in their community. 

Connecting Communities

The five Local People projects build on the successful Connecting Communities projects, also funded by People's Health Trust. They were delivered in 12 locations across England and Scotland, where local citizens worked with school and community partners to create exciting and innovative physical activity and sport projects that addressed health inequalities and responded to identified need.

We were pleased to see the project in Hull referenced within the People’s Health Trust’s five year celebration document. 

For further information, please contact:
Anesia Wylie
Project Officer - Health
01509 226662