Watch This Space!

We are so excited to be almost fully reopen for our Youth groups… just the Friday nights to get back up and running and we are so close you can almost touch it!

AND we have had some amazing support from funders over the last few months…so its a HUGE thank you from us all!

We have repainted the Centre with the support of recently opened Brewers Decorator Centre, who donated all the paint and equipment needed to brighten the space up (see before & after photos below). Now we have a blank canvas to really update the Centre with plans for an art gallery space and bright new sofa covers, a new chill out space, a dedicated gaming space… and plenty of scope to develop and adapt the space as needs arise.

Ros Jackson, labour district councillor for Trinity Ward has awarded us £600 for our ‘Space Inbetween’ project to improve an overgrown and unsightly area of our grounds. We will be removing the brambles that have taken over and overgrow neighbouring properties, before planting shrubs and installing an insect hotel. This will make the space better looking for us humans and safer for retrieving lost footballs, as well as making sure there is still a habitat for the creatures and creepy crawlies to thrive.

We are also so excited to have received a Louth Town Council grant for just over £300 to create a new art gallery space and doodle wall in the Centre. Our youth groups will be the first to create exhibitions before we offer the space to our soon-to-start over 55s group.

So when we said watch this space, we really mean it. There are lots of exciting things about to happen!

We are recruiting!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED

We are looking for people to join our team and have the following positions available:

Lead Support Worker (Sports Focus) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Sports Coach and volunteers to support the delivery of our sports sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Tuesday evenings, 3 hours)

Lead Support Worker (Open Door) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Support Worker and volunteers to support the delivery of our open door sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Friday evenings, 3 hours)

Support Worker (Open Door) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Lead Support Worker and volunteers to support the delivery of our open door sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Friday evenings, 2.5 hours)

All positions are 44 weeks per year, reviewed annually.

For further details and an application form, please contact Sarah Allen, Youth Services Manager, on 07565 274418 or email sarah@13plus.org

Applications deadline: 12 noon, Friday 12 November 2021

Interviews: week commencing 15 November 2021

Good to Grow 2021 Weekend!

The 13plus project community garden is open all weekend to celebrate Good to Grow 2021!

You’re welcome to pop into the garden and enjoy the space at anytime. Let us know what you think on Twitter @13plusgarden !

Also we’re running two live online zoom sessions over the weekend.

The first one is on Friday 23rd April at 3.30pm and is all about our community composting scheme, James Pocklington will explain the history and the benefits to our community of composting household food waste. The zoom link is https://bit.ly/3v7mamR

The second one is on Sunday 25th April at 3.30pm and will involve a roving tour around the garden and the ethos behind its creation. The zoom link is https://bit.ly/2QojHWp

Hope you can join us!

Covid-19 crisis The Youth and Community centre is currently closed to the public

The youth and community is unavailable for hire until further notice.

The Community Garden at the rear of the Centre is still open to the public but by arrangement with James Pocklington on 07873861353. We will be limiting the number of visitors to ensure adequate social distancing can be maintained.

Our team of Youth workers are offering some live online sessions for young people please contact the 13plus project facebook page for more details or email 13plusproject@gmail.com

About us

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A short history of the 13+ Project

The 13+ Project was first formed in 1992 to offer a range of youth services for the young people of Louth. Operating initially in premises in Little Eastgate.

In 2000 ,after running successfully for a number of years, the project became a charity.

In 2011 the Youth services supplied at the Youth Centre by the County Council were terminated due to cuts in government funding. The 13+ Project stepped forward and agreed to lease the centre from the Council to ensure youth services continued and to avoid the closure of the centre as a community asset.

The Louth 13+ Youth and Community Centre is now a hive of activity and provides a much needed venue for young people and senior members of our community to socialise and attend various groups.

The project is run by a board of trustees who have relevant skills and knowledge.The charity hires youth workers to provide a consistent service, helped by our valued volunteers many of whom have previously attended the youth centre.

The project operates an open door policy – ‘if the door is open, come on in’ also we leave labels at the door, which enables us to work with all young people without judgement.

Our project continues to develop a wide range of groups and activity days to meet the needs of our community and Louth.