Northfield Sports Association, Bootle

Northfield Sports Association is one of the few independent providers of sport coaching for young people aged 6-18 years of age in Sefton, Liverpool, recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most highly deprived areas in Europe. The organisation provides access to a variety of sports to the people of Sefton, in particular Orrell.

In addition, Northfield provides a vital service to the people of Sefton, promoting good health and ensuring every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, has the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve.

Northfield Sports Association Good Neighbour Funding

Provident Good Neighbour funding supported the introduction of a Community Development Officer who was responsible for lobbying and advocating for various groups in the community, such as the elderly, youth, minority groups and people with disabilities and helping the centre to introduce new programmes such as CV writing, IT and drop-in sessions.

In 2014 extra funding was provided to allow the newly set-up youth club to run on more evenings each week.