The people behind the BYP
The Trustees and members of our Management Group volunteer time and expertise to steer the development of BYP, helping it to survive and thrive for the young people in and around Ashburton. This includes fundraising and recruitment of a core team of part-time paid staff comprised of youth workers and an administrator.
Adult session volunteers and an evolving group of senior helpers from the older membership help to run sessions and activities with supervision and support from the trained youth work team.
Donors, community organisations and individuals contribute funds, goods, skills, collaboration and feedback
Would you like to join the BYP team as a youth worker, session volunteer, trustee, donor – or by contributing specific skills, materials or equipment?
CHAIR OF THE MANAGEMENT GROUP AND TRUSTEE
VICE-CHAIR OF THE MANAGEMENT GROUP AND TRUSTEE
ACTING HON. TREASURER AND TRUSTEE
HON. SECRETARY AND TRUSTEE
SAFEGUARDING LEAD AND TRUSTEE
Rev Mark Rylands
Our Management Group
THE BANK YOUTH PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP
Alison Irens, Joe Elston, Elaine Baker, Deborah Sterling, Peter Brewer, Jane Gibbs, Alison Thomas, Amy Capron, Jenny Weigel, and John Nutley (Town Council Representative)
THE FUNDING WORKING GROUP
Joe Elston, Deborah Sterling, Amy Capron and Lesley Booker (staff)
Michael Park, Kate Martin, Samantha Leader and Arwenn Strickland
Lesley Booker (Management Support) and
Lynn Travers-Howard (Finance and Facilities)
Funding & Finance information
HOW IS BYP FINANCED?
As a registered charity, BYP relies for all its funding upon donations and grants from individuals and from local, regional and national funding bodies. In August 2019, BYP was awarded a five-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
WHAT DO WE NEED FUNDING FOR?
The building, the programme and the staff. We own the building and have to maintain it and pay the running costs. The centre needs furniture and equipment to be able to run an activity-based programme for young people. We also need finance to organise trips and outdoor activities, and we need to pay our part-time staff.
Money that has been raised has enabled us to improve our heating system and hot water supply, buy an air hockey table and other equipment, buy art supplies, pay for summer private pool parties at the Ashburton Swimming Pool, and re-design our outdoor courtyard.
We are able to rent out BYP premises for use by other groups when it is not being used for our activities.
We are still hoping to recruit more volunteer helpers.
We shall continue to explore other ways of generating additional income.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION?
You can donate to the Bank Youth Project through our SUPPORT US page.
And if you have any ideas or suggestions for our funding strategy or would like to offer some practical help we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Gifts of funding, time, skills, feedback, materials and equipment help keep BYP running to support young people in and around Ashburton.