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Kicks is an outreach programme which provides free evening, weekend and school holiday provision in the most deprived communities in Greater Manchester.

Project Summary:
Through mentoring and open-access football sessions, including specific Female Empowerment and disability provision, Kicks delivers 6 days a week, 48 weeks a year ensuring CITC has a consistent presence across Greater Manchester.

Project Objective:
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 provision.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase levels of physical activity.
  • Contribute to safer, more cohesive communities.
  • Participants have improved interpersonal relationships.

Project Need:
Over 35% of young people in Manchester live in poverty and youth services in the city have been massively depleted.