What is The Just Fun project?
The Just Fun project exists to give young disabled people opportunities to take part in activities, meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills. The project is open to 11 – 18 year olds living in the city of Derby.
From 2012 – 2014 the project was funded by Derby City Council, over this time we had the privilege of supporting over 100 different families with many children attending free activities, workshops and talks.
From April 2014 BBC Children In Need committed to funding the Just Fun, which will see the project running to the end of March 2016. This is great news and the existing members are very happy about this. Children In Need funded the project because they noticed the impact that we are having within the city of Derby, and want to see this work continued. Children In Needs vision, is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is: Safe, Happy and Secure and allows them the chance to reach their full potential. We ensure that the Just Fun project offers a safe environment where young people are happy, secure, and able to be themselves. This year, we have funding to allow children who need extra support the chance to attend by providing carers and extra supports workers.
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The Steering group
Are you a young person living in Derby with a disability?
Do you enjoy working with other people?
Do you want to have your say on how the project is run?
Are you passionate about the Just Fun Project being the best it can be?
If this sounds like you then, Just Fun needs you. The steering group is made up of young people who meet together once a month to talk about the direction of the project, plan activities, promote the project and research what community events are taking place around the city.
Children in Need, require new members to join the steering group. If you would like to be a part of the group and help with the decision making and steer the direction of the project then this is for you. The steering group meets once a month on a Saturday morning at our office on Pride Park.
Please contact Craig Thomson to express your interest.
What has been done in the past?
Over the past couple of years we have delivered many different activities some of them you will be able to see in the list below;
- Creating a Board Game
- Music workshops
- Science workshops
- Creative workshops
- Medieval workshops
- Team Building workshops
- Drama Workshops
- Sports days
- Self Defence
- First Aid training
- Employment training
- Healthy eating talk & workshop
- Tour around a police station
The activities we deliver are top quality and are free of charge to the young people taking part.