Healthy Communities

We connect people by creating healthy communities in safe, inclusive environments


Kicks is an outreach programme which provides free evening, weekend and school holiday provision.

Through mentoring and open-access football sessions, including specific Female Empowerment and disability provision, Kicks is delivered six days a week, 48 weeks a year, ensuring CITC has a consistent presence across Greater Manchester.

The Kicks project addresses the lack of opportunity for those living in areas of social deprivation whilst providing positive activities at times and in communities where there is a gap in youth provision.

Kicks Targeted

Kicks Targeted provision works alongside the PL Kicks regular sessions to deliver a bespoke mentoring programme for young people aged between 8-19 years, who are at risk of being affected by Serious Youth Violence, either as a victim or perpetrator.

Young people are referred into the programme either by GMP or Youth Offending services, before they’re given a personal development plan catered to their specific needs and circumstances. The overall aim is to transition the young people into positive activity, either with CITC or through an external partner.

Military Vets

The Military Vets project helps armed forces personnel stay active during and after transition to civilian life. It is a space for ex-military personnel to engage with each other, and enjoy the social aspects which team sports give, whilst maintaining regular physical exercise.

City Play Together

City Play Together is an initiative to help get families and their children aged between two and five taking part in physical activity together. This programme helps children and their parents to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.



City Ready, which sits under the ‘Healthy Communities’ pillar, is delivered in HMP Hindley on a weekly basis with further targeted mentoring sessions taking place on release.

A non-judgemental approach is taken to help build strong, trusted relationships with young adults.

CITC’s City Ready sessions utilise a blended approach to support, delivering a combination of classroom-based group workshops and outdoor physical activity sessions to educate participants in areas such as mental wellbeing and employability.

The mentors support individuals with re-settling into the community, as well as helping to guide them towards employment opportunities, providing a platform to build on.

Everyone at City in the Community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, this includes our participants, parents and carers, our partners and all of our workforce. 

We will always take seriously any instances where we feel these behaviours are not displayed and respond accordingly.