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Groups to bring positive change to young people’s lives

Published16th March 2020

The Seeds for Change Fund was established in July 2019 to finance community-based projects which will bring about a positive change.

The Fund focuses on projects which;

  • Improve life chances of young people in the town;
  • Deter young people from life in gangs, drugs and crime;
  • Improve young people’s resilience and life choices (opportunities).

The Fund was established with contributions of £120,000 from Ipswich Borough Council and £20,000 from Suffolk County Council.

After receiving a wide range of applications, seven have been approved and will receive a total of £71,027 (just over 50% of the total fund). They are:

 Ipswich Kickboxing Academy – Jab Not Stab

Ipswich Kickboxing Academy is offering free martial arts sessions to young people from their gym based in the town centre. Funding is requested to deliver 12 sessions that will run once weekly with the aim of teaching attendee’s self-discipline, self-awareness, confidence and steering young people towards sport and engagement to support them on their journey to becoming a better person.