The 2011 census showed that Ashton under Lyne has a higher than the natural average of people under the age of 18 living in the area with 22.1% of the population under the age of 18.
Ashton-under-Lyne has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average with 28.1 % compared to the national average of 22.5%.
It is well documented that sport and recreational activities in a safe environment can contribute to healthier lifestyles as well as an increase in physical and mental wellbeing and we are determined to offer our local young people opportunities that break down barriers of participation and promote inclusion and tolerance.
Looked After Children
In partnership with Infinity Initiatives, we are delivering an accredited project (Open Awards independent Living for Looked after children focusing on the transition from supported to independent living. The young people come to the Nash Bar at the Tameside Stadium to learn how to budget, to learn cooking techniques as well as a range of life skills that can be adapted to suit the needs of each cohort.
We take referrals from Active Tameside and will be introducing the next cohort in September/October 2019. This project is funded in full by BBC Children in Need.
Friday Night Project
Funded by Active Communities, this is a fully inclusive football session for all local young people aged between 12 & 18. From 1900-2100 each Friday at the Tameside Stadium, the young people can enjoy football training and games delivered by staff from our partners Holy Trinity Community Centre, based in St Peter’s, Ashton under Lyne.
(Holy Trinity Youth Centre) open session FREE to all young people aged 12-18. 19:00-21:00
Night Youth Project Starting January 2020 19:00-21:00