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Humber VPP funding has been used to deliver a range of non-sport diversionary activities for young people, including music and arts festivals, youth voice projects and visual art projects. The Youth Justice Service sub commissioned ERVAS to deliver these projects.

One project was Bridlington young people’s open mic music sessions. ERVAS have been holding sessions at the Bridlington Community Club, using music to engage with young people. ERVAS has been working with the local Youth club – Bridlington Youth Action (BYA) and Metalines Studios, to put on open mic sessions. The young people have been learning how to write and play music, and they have been working together to form bands. The young people are also able to sing along to live music being played. ERVAS noticed a lot of talent coming through and that these sessions are benefitting young people in the local community. Some of the young people are struggling with their emotional and mental health, some are vulnerable and at risk of child exploitation. The young people all expressed how these sessions have helped them gain confidence and make new friends that they will continue with.

Other projects that were also delivered by ERVAS as part of non-sport diversionary activities include, working with professional Artist - DJ Methodz and Driffield Youth Action to put on and facilitate 10 weekly DJ workshops in Driffield, Beverley Young People’s Film-making project, Withernsea: Youth Music and Arts Festival, Leconfield Painted Container - Nature Trail, Withernsea Recycled Sculpture – young people’s visual art project, and Lollipop LGBTQIA+ animated shorts – young people’s voice creative project.

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This project is being delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Councils Youth Offending Team, you can contact the team on :


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Funding Value
VPP Grant £12,500

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