Inspire turns 3 years old!

18 November 2016

Inspire has now been running independently for three years! Thanks to your support, we have been able to better the lives of thousands of young people through our work. We aim to make a positive change to the young people we work with, encouraging personal development, boosting confidence, learning new skills and inspiring through sport.

We have achieved a great deal in the past three years and below is a snapshot of what we have been up to. We hope that you continue with us on our journey as we help more young people.
Inspire, helping young people reach their potential.


Here are some of the people we have helped so far…


Team programme helps young people realise their potential

Team programme is a 12-week personal development programme supporting 16-25 year olds who are not currently in education, employment or training overcome personal challenges, receive help to get their lives back on track and take a Prince’s Trust qualification. 76% of participants move on to sustainable next steps after completing the programme. 

Inspire Team 24 set to work as a ‘team’ to undertake their Community Project part of the course renovating The Salvation Army Hostel in Ipswich. The Team felt passionately about this as some members of the team had found themselves in hostels, including this exact one in the past. They renovated the outside space at the hostel, which provides housing and services for men aged over 18, which was extremely run down and unused by the residents.

The Team felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the project.  They could see the difference they had made in the lives of the homeless men by creating a bright vibrant space where they could relax. The community project stage of the course happens in Week 8 which requires young people to plan, raise funds and run a project themselves in their local community allowing the young people to build confidence, team work and strengthen their self-belief.

Read more about our Team programme here


Inspire builds confidence!

Elliot has high functioning Autism. This can mean that his social skills are lacking, but he didn’t let that stop him signing up for Inspire’s National Citizen Service (NCS) project.

“I wasn’t sure that the course was for me, however I’m so pleased that I went along with it. I’ve met new people, been involved in really positive community projects and feel so proud of what we all achieved.”

Since taking part in the NCS programme with us in 2014, Elliot has progressed to become a Team Leader on NCS with us. Leading a team of over 30 young people, Elliot’s new found confidence allowed him to take charge with ease. He said “When I saw the opportunity to work on the programme with Inspire, I gladly accepted as I knew that it would be another challenge that I was now confident enough to take on.”

“I have loved both of my NCS experiences with Inspire and I’m so glad I took on the challenge. I have grown so much because of it” 


Read more about our work with young people here.

Thank you for all of your support. Find out more about what we do throughout our site.