We are local people wanting to make a difference in our community which is suffering from a range of social and economic disadvantages.
Our aim is to provide a range of positive activities and services to the young people, families and adults that we work with. TIN is a grassroots Community Interest Company which was established in January 2013 and started delivering a youth provision on a Monday evening at Augustine Park, King Ave Bootle, based on volunteer principles.
Through various funding streams we have now been able to widen our services and over the last year we provided 232 children and young people with additional opportunities to access positive activities at our youth centre which is now open 5 nights per week, throughout the school holidays when we also access sporting activities at external venues across Sefton and Liverpool.
TIN seeks to provide positive activities and offers a safe place for young people to go, we address youth disaffection and offending behaviour to reduce offending, promote community safety and promote opportunities for young people to engage constructively in a range of projects. Our activities address enduring local problems of youth gang association and the absence of a local youth and young person offer that is affordable for the majority of local young people and their families.
Our aim is to provide a service to young people which will give them the best possible chance of making the right choices now, which will help improve their future life chances
Over the last year we have been able to extend our offer to the community through our Community Garden/Allotment project and we are now running a foodbank one day per week, working in partnership with Sefton Foodbank, by acting as a food distribution centre. Also, we are now running a volunteer project providing opportunities for young people which will also help them and the centre, to build positive relationships with older members of the local community and the community in general.