Funding + Support

The Porch Project supports young people between 11-20 years.

Engaging with over 450 young people.

The project currently engages with over 450 young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas through its social activities, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work. Over 300 local young people are registered with the project and use it regularly.

What it costs to run the project?

The Porch Project needs to raise £100,000 per year to provide its current facilities and activities. The project constantly seeks feedback from young people, parents and other organisations it works with in order to develop new learning and support programmes and activities.

For example, it costs:

£15 for a qualified youth worker to spend one hour talking confidentially to a young person about any issues they are worried about.

£35 for a young person to have a confidential session with a qualified and experienced counsellor.

£40 to run a 12 week sexual health awareness programme for 10 young people.

£378 for a young person to attend the drop-in centre every week for a year.

£1,000 to train a mentor and for that mentor to support a young person for 1-2 hours a week for a year.

£2,000 to run the state of the art computer centre with its homework and revision club, job search facilities and e-learning programmes for a year.

 Local individuals, businesses and community groups who support the Porch Project are providing local young people with a place to meet and socialise. This has significantly reduced anti-social and nuisance behaviour associated with young people in the town over the last four years. It has also provided positive community cohesion as a wide range of young people and volunteers come together.

Statement by PC Matt Paisley 

"Historically the majority of Police time during Friday and Saturday evenings was dedicated to dealing with youth anti-social and nuisance behaviour. When the Porch Project opened its doors it offered an outlet where engagement could take place and it has enabled barriers to be broken down between the Police, the local community and young people. As time has progressed, the Porch Project has heavily supported the local police in delivering the consistent message about reducing crime and disorder. The Project has been successful in steering some young people away from criminal activity, and has assisted us in resolving low level issues in the town. Rarely do we now receive calls of a youth nuisance or anti-social behaviour nature, and it is pleasing for both Police and Porch Project to see how the young people continue to develop and influence the next generation."

PC 1455 – Matt Paisley

Use the drop down button on the funding & support tab at the top of this page, or use the links below to find out more about how we are funded.

Contact Us

Zach, Ben & Rhi
Youth Workers

T 07811315667

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Funding + Support - Posted 24/08/2017 14:25

Grant award from Nordson Dage

We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.

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Events - Posted 18/08/2017 23:06

WW1 Battlefield Tour for members of the Porch Project

On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.

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Events - Posted 18/08/2017 22:43

Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner visits The Porch Project

On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.

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Events - Posted 31/07/2017 13:40

Summer Celebration and AGM

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Celebration & AGM and to the Lindsey Rose for providing the delicious food.

We are very grateful for the continuing support from the local community.

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Events - Posted 12/06/2017 23:04

Bra Ha Ha

Look out in Hadleigh High Street for our display in Paddy & Scotts window.

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