Action 4 Bullying was the runner up and won £500 of Good Neighbour funding during our 2016 campaign.
What is Action 4 Bullying?
Action 4 Bullying is a youth project in the North of Birmingham that works with young people aged 11-19 who are affected by bullying. They run exciting projects during school holidays and also run a youth club twice weekly. All young people are referred by parents, teachers or other professionals to ensure that resources are targeting those most in need of support. Many of the parents that refer young people say that it is their last resort & they just don’t know where else to turn, usually after having no luck obtaining support from schools or other organisations such as the police. Action 4 Bullying offers young people an opportunity to express themselves and gain confidence while taking part in fun activities and learning new skills.
Why should Action 4 Bullying receive a donation from the Good Neighbour programme?
Bullying can have dramatic effects on a young person’s life which can be long term. This includes a negative effect on their education and reduced confidence & self-esteem. It can also affect how likely young people are to get involved in anti-social behaviour and crime. Action 4 Bullying intervenes at an early stage in a young person’s life to minimise these long term effects.
What could Action 4 Bullying use the money for?
The funds would be used to provide additional activities for the young people they work with. These activities will promote confidence and self-esteem building, as well as providing an opportunity for young people to make friends in a safe & supportive environment without fear of intimidation and bullying. The funds would also pay for volunteer travel expenses as the project runs purely on volunteers and staff don’t receive a salary.