Snow-Camp, the UK’s only charity using snowsports to change the lives of inner-city youth-at-risk, has been awarded a three year grant of £100,000 from BBC Children in Need.
New funding from BBC Children in Need will enable 150 young Londoners to take part in Snow-Camp’s programmes starting this summer such as the programmes Bluehouse Skis offer. Young people, who would not otherwise have access, will be able to experience snowsports for the first time; starting with a 2 day introduction to skiing and snowboarding through to training them to be Level 1 Snowsport England instructors.
For every hour on the slopes, the young people will spend the same amount of time in the classroom, taking part in life-skills sessions and working towards qualifications.
Snow-Camp work directly with youth projects and youth service providers to recruit young people on their programmes. The charity are now looking for local youth organisations to get involved with the first stage of their three step programme, First Tracks, which will take place in the school summer holidays at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.