Children and Young People

Youth Unity

Indoor Basketball Sessions - Chigwell

Youth Unity CIC have been delivering the Limes Farm Youth Hub since 2022 and have been able to expand further due to successful interventions and sessions. They have been able to deliver indoor basketball and table tennis sessions over a 12 month period, with over 30 young people attending weekly.

The Youth Hub is not just about sports, but also provides a safe and inclusive environment where young people can develop their social skills, learn how to work in a team and improve their overall wellbeing.


Group 1
Who is it for?
Young people aged between 11 to 18 years old
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to deliver physical activity to improve health and wellbeing
Goal 2
Second Objective:
to create a safe space where young people can express themselves

Active Essex were able to fund this project by providing provision to purchase the equipment needed to run the activities. The relationships built that involved different community groups were achieved through the work of Youth Unity CIC who developed a strategy to promote cohesion and address the community issues.

attendees over 11 month period
SEND attendees
organisations in partnership

The area had been identified as a hotspot for youth crime and disturbance, which meant Youth Unity aimed to target these young people and decrease the risk of criminal activity by providing a space to get active, and learn respect and social skills.

The combination of educational workshops and sport provision, has helped the young people keep safe and build resilience. This has provided guidance and engaged individuals from diverse backgrounds, making a noticeable improvement on their self-esteem, confidence and ambition.

We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to participate in sports, to learn new skills, to form trusted relationships, and to feel part of a positive community. With this support it has helped provide a vibrant, positive, and inclusive space for the young people of the Limes Farm Estate.
Shirley Jackson, Youth Unity CIC