KICK is a registered charity set up with the aim of
“aspiring to improve life”.
Working with local schools and organisations, we deliver a range of tailored programmes, helping young people across Cambridgeshire with transition into adulthood, helping them to deal with issues and emotions and giving them the confidence to fulfil their potential.
Please feel free to use the contact us pages for any questions relating to kick or the work we do.
The KICK staff team is made up of a voluntary trustee board and a group of paid staff from a variety of backgrounds including teachers, County council employees, parents, business people, sports instructors, and qualified youth workers.
Within this diverse group of people remains a constant passion and the desire to “put young people’s needs first” in all we do.
All our frontline staff have enhanced DBS disclosure checks.
KICK Legacy project secures National Lottery support
Earlier in the year KICK received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £36,000 for an exciting heritage project, KICK Legacy, in St Ives. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the what life was like for young people living in St Ives and the surrounding areas during World War 2. The KICK Legacy project, in partnership with The Norris Museum, has given a group of young people from St Ives Academy the opportunity to work with professional artists in ceramics, drama, willow, animation, textiles, music and film to curate their own exhibition based on their findings from interviewing older residents in the community alongside their own research.
The project culminates with an exhibition to be held in the Community Room of The Norris Museum in St Ives, and is open to the public from 16-31st October.
Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project has enabled local young people to discover just how different life was for people their age during the war years. The group have taken oral histories of local residents who lived here during that time and experienced, first hand, the aspects of the war that directly affected St Ives, including the arrival of evacuees from London and the prisoners of war.
Through this project the young people have developed new skills in ceramics, drama, willow, animation, textiles, music and film as well as being trained in taking oral histories, and have been working towards a nationally recognised Bronze Arts Award.
By creating this valuable resource for the people of St Ives and the surrounding villages, the young people have been learning about the heritage of the town they live and go to school in, helping them to understand and respect it’s history and recognising just how different life is for them today, compared to the lives of children and young people in the 1940’s.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been able to run this project with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working in partnership with The Norris Museum and a group of young people from St Ivo Academy we have been able to record a period of time in St Ives history in a very creative and accessible way for the community to enjoy for years to come.” – Louise McCoy, KICK Operations Manager
About The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk.
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? KICK are looking for Volunteers to do just that. Contact louise@kick youth.org for more details.
KICK Roots – St Ives Youth Club
KICK is a charity and operates on a not-for profit basis. We rely on funding from a variety of sources, including large organisations like Children in Need, individual sponsors and businesses.
Please help us to continue our work by giving whatever you can!
If you would like to know how you can help please use the contact us pages