At the core of SRDF’s community programmes is our 3 year Big Lottery Fund supported ‘Big Hits’ initiative.
Our project engages young people aged 14-21 and gets them to put something back in to the community they are from.
Delivered across Salford and Trafford, the programme ended its second year at the start of 2017. Big Hits has multiple strands to it as the Foundation increases the skill levels of local youngsters before working with them on community initiatives.
The project has 4 core outcomes which are as follows:
300+ Young people will have increased work related confidence and skills resulting in increased employability seeing them progress to employment or education.
300+ Young people will have increased knowledge around gambling / financial mismanagement allowing them to lead better financially prepared lives.
300+ Young people will have increased knowledge of anti-social behaviour issues and how their positive behaviour will impact on their community.
6000+ People aged 14-65 will increase awareness of healthy lifestyle benefits / physical activity capability thus improving their whole family’s health.
229 young people have improved their knowledge of the dangers of gambling and financial mismanagement
251 young people have improved their employ ability related skills to make them more desirable for the work place.