Smiles for Miles Base Project
“The sky’s the limit for young people with the right basket of support and provision”
The Smiles for Miles Base Project is offering open access youth provision, fun activities and specialist support for Children and Young People in Rotherham over a two-year period between 1st October 2021 and 30th September 2023.
The project is all about co-production and supporting young people to reach their goals (as defined by them) and lead the direction of the project based on what they say they need or would like to “have a go at”.
Our project priorities are around early intervention, improving spaces and places that matter to communities, bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities. We want to provide young people with the right activities and support, in the right place, at the right time.
The Project So Far…
Activities and support sessions
Young people supported
Attendances by young people
What is on offer?
Three main bases, JADE Youth and Community, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Clifton Learning Partnership are offering open access youth work provision and providing young people access to a trusted adult for 1 to 1 support. The trusted adult will also help young people access other opportunities in the project through our specialist ‘basket of support and provision’ which is delivered by 8 organisations in partnership with the bases.
Throughout the project, young people can get involved in a range of opportunities, such as:
How to get involved
Smiles for Miles is aimed at children and young people in Rotherham aged 8 to 19, or up to 25 for young people with special education needs or disabilities.
If you know which activities you would like to get involved in, feel free to contact our service providers directly using the drop down menu below.
If you are unsure, or you want to find out more about the project, please contact our Project Coordinator
If you are supporting or know of a young person who would like to get involved in the project, please use our referral form for external partners.
Click the drop down for more details on the activities and support available
Self-Help / Wellness Programmes
Mental Health Support
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support
Trauma informed support
Arts-based Activities and Creative Projects
How did the project come about?
The Different but Equal Board worked with young people’s groups across our member organisations to come up with the name “Smiles for Miles” and influence what kinds of support and activities should be on offer. The voice of children and young people has then continued to shape and develop the project.
Watch our short film below to hear from some of our delivery partners about how the project is helping organisations work together to offer the best possible experiences for young people.
Thank you to our partners
The project is funded by the National Lottery. Our thanks go to National Lottery players who raise £30million each week for good causes like ours.
Voluntary Action Rotherham is the lead organisation on behalf of the Children, Young People and Families Consortium, managing and coordinating the project.
11 of our member organisations are delivering the project, working together to support young people to reach their goals as defined by them.