East Hull Projects

On this page we have summarised each project using the information they gave in their funding submissions. If you would like to know more about any particular project, please contact the project direct. Contact details are given at the end of each summary.

Club House Community Centre

Who will this project help?
75 adults aged 50+

What is the project about?
This project will establish a weekly table tennis club open to all adults aged 50+. In the future the project hopes to develop other activities such as exercise classes, skittles and social opportunities.

All will be welcome, regardless of where they live and their ability to pay. Both able bodied and disabled participants will be encouraged as the club house, which is the former Hull Police Boys Club, is fully accessible.

This funding will purchase additional equipment for the table tennis club, which at the moment only caters for children and young people.

Who to contact about this project?
The Club House Community Centre, 01482 708104
theclubhouse@yahoo.co.uk

Fenner Cricket Club

Who will this project help?
20 children and young people

What is the project about?
Fenners Cricket Club will use the funding to purchase two additional mobile cricket nets and to increase their coaching team in order to support delivering sessions to juniors. Many of these children come from backgrounds of unemployment, hardship and poverty, and inclusion in sport can make them feel less isolated, achieve their potential and raise aspirations. 

This additional funding will ensure that the cricket club continues to be a thriving and successful safe haven for youngsters to come and play and enjoy themselves.

Who to contact about this project?
Fenner Cricket Club, 01482 376472
www.fenner.play-cricket.com

Food 360  (Probe Hull Ltd)

Who will this project help?
50 people with low incomes

What is the project about?
The project will build upon existing courses which have been teaching people about growing vegetables, salads, etc, as well as understanding more about the food they eat.  The project will be delivered in an area where many people are on low incomes. There has been a great deal of interest in the courses to date, mainly from young mums and children.

The plan is to develop the course to include cooking on a budget, basic cookery, growing in small spaces, foraging for hedgerow fruit and chicken keeping.  The funding will pay for a part-time trainer beyond January 2014 when the current funding runs out.

Who to contact about this project?
Food 360, 01482 782400
adrianf@probeltd.co.uk

The Hull & East Riding Community Badminton Network

Who will this project help?
35 adults aged 25 - 64

What is the project about?
A new, Saturday morning family badminton session will be set up at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy. The sessions will aim to attract new people to the sport, using a qualified badminton coach to run a fun, engaging and social session for families in the local area.

The session will get more people active and work to improve the health of residents in East Hull. The Badminton Network will work with the local primary and secondary schools to promote the sessions to pupils and parents/ carers, as well as the wider community.

Who to contact about this project?
The Hull & East Riding Community Badminton Network, 01482 346807
paul@paulpratt.karoo.co.uk

Hull City Council East Area Team

Who will this project help?
5000 adults aged 24 - 64

What is the project about?
The funding will pay for a qualified fitness instructor to support users of the outdoor gym currently under construction at the Barbara Robinson Playing Fields in Sutton Village. The gym instructor will also have a wider health promotion role acting as a local health champion in the Sutton Ward.

The outdoor gym equipment will be promoted to casual users, hard to reach groups, children in organised school parties, the retired active and all those interested in improving their health and fitness.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Hull Kingston Rovers Education and Sport Trust

Who will this project help?
112 children and young people

What is the project about?
The project will work with four secondary schools in East Hull to address the link between health, obesity and the development of personal skills and development.

‘Fun focused’ physical activity sessions, featuring Hull KR's first team stars, will take place at the Craven Park Stadium and schools will be able to refer year 7 pupils who are less ‘engaged’ with the school and its services, such as those with poor attendance or discipline records.

There will also be four practical sessions on preparing and cooking healthy meals which will seek to involve parents so as to ensure sustainability in the home environment.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Kingston Rovers Education and Sports Trust, 0844 2490 105 (option 5)
martin.dunn@hullkr.co.uk

Hull Scorpions Baseball Club

Who will this project help?
30 young adults aged 19 - 25

What is the project about?
Due to the closure of their current site at Sydney Smith School, Hull Scorpions need to relocate back to their former home at Eastmount Recreation Centre.  However, funding is needed to bring the site up to the required standard and to make it safe.

The long term goal is to create a centre of excellence for baseball and softball for residents of all ages and abilities, giving them the chance to participate in active sport.  There will be the opportunity to play, learn to coach and /or umpire or even administrate in a team environment - there is a role for anybody within the sport.  Participation will enable people to become healthier, fitter and more active while gaining self-confidence.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Scorpions Baseball Club, 01482 784123
langojr@hotmail.co.uk

Ings ladies

Who will this project help?
398 senior citizens

What is the project about?
Ings Ladies organise lots of varied projects for their members to participate in, many of whom are widows and without the organised activities would be lonely and socially isolated. The club gives them an incentive to go out, meet other people and get involved. 

Group members improve their physical and mental wellbeing by participating in activities such as quizzes, indoor games, handicrafts, and listen to talks by guest speakers.  The club also arranges coach trips out to the seaside, country venues and stately homes.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Inspire Communities

Who will this project help?
50 children and young people (+ parents)

What is the project about?
Inspire Communities hope to build on a successful project, that has previously been run at Archbishop Sentamu Academy, where people are encouraged and motivated to make healthy changes to their diet and physical and mental health. The funding will enable this work to continue and engage even more families in healthy activities.

Families will take part in weekly cooking classes, preparing and cooking meals together. Fitness and diet sessions will be delivered at the East Hull Community Farm, teaching people how to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs in raised beds. Financial awareness sessions will show how good health and fitness does not have to be expensive.   

Who to contact about this project?
Inspire Communities, 01482 219595
dave.edeson@inspirecommunities.co.uk

Local Works Ltd

Who will this project help?
20 people aged 25+

What is the project about?
This programme will deliver various physical activities including boot camp style sessions, gym sessions and studio sessions such as spinning, body conditioning and boxercise, as well as outdoor activities such as various team building exercises, the bleep test and outdoor running clubs.

The programme will target people over 25 who lack a good education and have not participated in any form of exercise for at least 6 months.  Goals will be to lose weight, increase fitness levels, confidence and motivation.  Discussion with participants will include dietary advice and specifically designed plans, tips on how to exercise and advice on how to generally improve quality of life through exercise and dieting.

Who to contact about this project?
Local Works Ltd, 01482 706333
wayne@localworks.info

Longhill Link Up Trust

Who will this project help?
25 older people

What is the project about?
The older people’s Lunch Club helps combat feelings of isolation, food poverty, escalating food and fuel prices and lack of motivation to cook a meal.  Attendees are able to enjoy bingo sessions, gentle chair exercises, reminiscence sessions and trips out, or they can simply relax and chat after a meal and allow friendships to blossom.     

As numbers increase, the plan is to serve meals and undertake other social activities in the main hall, allowing other families to continue to use the café area.  Working in partnership with other lunch clubs in the area, the Community Wardens and East & West Hull Community Transport ensure that there is lunch provision Monday to Friday so that residents can regularly access nourishing meals.

Who to contact about this project?
The Longhill Link Up Trust, 01482 707680
suenicholson@linkuptrust.org

The Maxlife Youth Project

Who will this project help?
20-30 children and young people

What is the project about?
This project will set up a 'resilience' café where local young people will come together in an informal setting to develop new skills and to improve their ability to tackle daily living challenges, both financially and socially.

The café will offer drinks and healthy snacks in an informal, inclusive setting, encouraging young people to become involved and get to know each other.  There will be opportunities to learn a variety of skills such as how to eat healthier on a budget, improving financial knowledge, interview techniques, building self esteem and other skills which will aid young people through the transition to adulthood and independent living.

Outside agencies will also be invited in to share information and resources available to young people.

Who to contact about this project?
The Maxlife Project, 01482 781333
maxlife@kingstonwesley.karoo.co.uk

Movement to Music Group Alexandra Court Residential Home.

Who will this project help?
30 people aged 65+

What is the project about?
This programme will offer 12 weeks of varied activities including:

  • Movement to music sessions
  • Healthy weight and eating well
  • Making healthy foods and snacks
  • Activities such as gardening, chair exercises, quizzes, curling stones, indoor netball and walking
  • Pamper sessions including manicures, hand massage, foot massage and mini facials
  • Singing and movement – performing songs of the group’s choice
  • Poetry, creative writing, storytelling and art
  • Drama and games

This will be a chance for the group to share their knowledge and work with family, friends and the community. A certificate will be given to all members that have taken part in the programme.

Who to contact about this project?
Alexandra Court Residential Home, 01482 376702
alexandracourt@prestigegroup.uk.com

Oldfleet Primary School

Who will this project help?
Approximately 500 adults and children

What is the project about?
Oldfleet Primary School’s project will provide opportunity for families to think about their own health and fitness.  This programme supports the premise that swimming is both a cost effective way of developing fitness and an essential life skill. 

The national curriculum already provides 10 weeks swimming instruction per academic year for pupils in year 4. The funding will enable the school to provide additional swimming instruction to every primary year group, amounting to between 7 to 14 hours of additional instruction over a two year period.  The school is also seeking to enhance this provision with the opportunity for families to practice this life skill as a family activity thereby strengthening relationships, improving health and fitness and having fun.

Who to contact about this project?
Oldfleet Primary School, 01482 782200
kbarker@oldfleet-hull-sch.uk

Park Training - Stephen Hughes

Who will this project help?
400 adults

What is the project about?
The Park Training initiative is an outdoor fitness club delivering fun fitness classes. Stephen Hughes, who runs Park Fitness, has many years of experience as an army physical training instructor and civilian trainer with a commercial company.  Stephen, along with other qualified instructors, runs sessions in Bude Park, Bellfield Park and, more recently, Peter Pan Park.

Who to contact about this project?
NHS Hull CCG, 01482 344700
HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

Pre-school Learning Alliance

Who will this project help?
540 children aged 0 - 4

What is the project about?
This project will work in partnership with Children's Centres to run active parent and child sessions aimed primarily at children aged 0-5 years.  During school holidays, older siblings and other parents and carers will be encouraged to get involved.

Sessions begin with activity songs where the children and their parent/carer have to get up, sing and do the actions to the songs. These songs are followed by a group activity such as parachute games, ribbons, scarves or mini-obstacle course. Each session will be different in order to maintain interest and encourage on-going attendance.

Who to contact about this project?
Pre-school Learning Alliance, 01482 229859
thehumber@pre-school.org.uk

Riverside ECHG

Who will this project help?
Approx 200 homeless people on low incomes

What is the project about?
The Crossings is a homeless centre providing temporary accommodation, support, advice and training in Hull.   The health of residents is often poor, and many do not have the knowledge or confidence to exercise independently or the funds to access fitness activities. Their diet is also often inadequate due to the inability to cook healthy meals on a budget.  

The funding will support a project to get people more active through fitness activities and improve health through learning how to eat healthily and cook on a budget.  Funding will be used to transport residents to access local programmes, such as those offered by Active Hull, as well as fund activities such as football and non-contact boxing.  The money will also be used to buy sports equipment, such as table tennis equipment, and upgrade the on-site gym.

Who to contact about this project?
Riverside ECHG, 01482 598370
lisa.wilson@riverside.org.uk

Simba Football club

Who will this project help?
30 people aged 19 – 25 from black, minority or ethnic groups

What is the project about?
The Football for Health Project will be run by the Simba Football Club. The project will involve mainly black, minority or ethnic (BME) communities, but will facilitate integration with the wider community through football matches.

The group will meet weekly at the KC Stadium to have football training sessions and members will be provided with refreshment at each session. After a month of training, the group will be ready to take part in a weekly 5- a-side league at the Goals Soccer Centre on Clough Road.

Who to contact about this project?
Simba Football Club, 07440 0508867
fabricebanguma@yahoo.co.uk

Special Stars

Who will this project help?
100 families of children with a disability

What is the project about?
Special Stars provide regular play sessions, activities and trips for families with disabled children in Hull and East Yorkshire. For most of the families that attend this is the only opportunity they have to get out and do something positive and be active in the local community.

Special Stars is welcoming and inclusive and encourages physical activity, providing a place to share information on local services and important advice between parent and carers. The funding will support the expansion of resources and provide additional opportunities to promote physical activity such as group bowling, hire of a soft play centre etc.

Who to contact about this project?
Natalie Barnes, 07527 307609
Natalie@heyspecialstars.co.uk

St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre

Who will this project help?
30 older people

What is the project about?
This project will provide monthly support sessions for older people and their carers and families.  Each month offers a different activity such as exercise, healthy cooking and recipe ideas, and games sessions, all of which will be overseen by a facilitator.

The activities will focus on "Remembering the past and improving the future", and will be a way of supporting those attending the sessions by bringing together families with similar issues, allowing them to socialise and share experiences.  All activities will include refreshments.

Who to contact about this project?
St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre, 01482 781223
support@ssnc.org.uk

Viking FM Cash for Kids

Who will this project help?
1000 children and young people aged 13 - 18

What is the project about?
This programme will help children, young people and their families develop a range of skills with a particular emphasis on healthy cooking, healthy eating and physical activity.

Food preparation and cooking skills sessions will be delivered by specialist chefs and well known restaurant owners in the area. Physical activity will be promoted with regular walking groups, personal exercise programmes and regular gym sessions offered to children and their parents.

Media and radio endorsement will make children, young people, families and adults more aware of the benefits of healthy eating and making healthier food choices. A ‘school of the week’ will be chosen where pupils and their parents have demonstrated achievement of a healthier lifestyle.

Who to contact about this project?
Viking FM Cash for Kids, 01482 594077