Youth Volunteering

URPotential are funded for 3 years 2018 – 2021 to deliver youth volunteering across Blackpool Fylde and Wyre. 3 full time youth and community workers will work alongside young people aged 10 to 25 to run volunteer academies and train as volunteer ambassadors and peer-mentors / befrienders, accessing  out-of-school hours community based volunteering opportunities. The project will work alongside our Esmee Fairburn participation and social action project, underpinned by UNRights of the Child article 12 and #Iwill principles

URPotential will work alongside young people aged 10-25 including:

*Year 6 children, linking with the Blackpool Children’s University programme and provide additional hours for children to record their achievements.

* Young People with specific needs, proving one-to-one support and volunteering opportunities for YP aged 10 to 25 with physical and/ or learning disabilities/ difficulties including poor emotional health and well-being. Young People will be able to access appropriate and meaningful out-of-school volunteering roles using peer-mentors and youth-led support groups.

Beneficiaries: Over the three years, the project will engage with 900 YP, with many helping support others as volunteer ambassadors and peer-mentors

For more information about this project, contact Nina Beavers on 01253 344398 or email

National Citizen Service (NCS)

We have been funded to deliver the NCS programme, with the first pilot running in October ’17 and another in the summer of 2018. NCS is a programme for 16 and 17 year olds that will promote:

  • A more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
  • A more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
  • A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities

For more information contact Nina Beavers on 01253 344398 or

Break the Cycle

Break the cycle is a campaigning and social action group to support young people to get their voices heard and reduce stigma around mental health.

Open to 10-25 year olds.

For young people who have experienced mental health issues and their allies.

Get involved in positive social action projects.

Have fun, gain new friends and make change.

Break the cycle are currently involved with Blackpool councils health scrutiny meetings attending regularly and they are also part of the CAMHS redesign and co-production.

Break the cycle are also working closely with the time to change, attending champions meetings and holding vents to reduce the stigma around mental health.

For more information on this project contact Sam on 01253 344398 or email

Find out more

Want to know more about how we can help you achieve your full potential? In the first instance you should take the simple step of getting in touch with us so we can answer any questions you may have and take the opportunity to tell us about you and what your aspirations are. You can call us, but why not drop in to our project office on Central Drive in Blackpool where you will be able to chat with one of our team.

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