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Inspire Suffolk - Charity offering support for local young people

General Details

Inspire Suffolk: Supporting young people onto a positive future. 


Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people onto a positive future. Each day, we work at the forefront of helping young people to overcome challenges onto positive next steps in their lives back into employment and further training. We offer life-changing personal development programmes, motivational education courses and engaging sports activities that local young people need and may not have access to.

Our personal development programmes change young lives, tackling a range of issues that young people are facing. Students learn many new skills and qualities to enable them to work as a team, build up confidence and self–esteem and build key skills for work and life, all which play a key part in helping to find positive sustainable outcomes.


We also offer ‘free to access’ sport sessions to provide activities for children & young people to take part in without the barrier of cost, to build confidence and skills and keep them busy taking part in positive activity! As well as this we provide Holiday Clubs for local children during the school holidays, Health Kicks football supporting mental health, and disability sports sessions. 


Prince's Trust Team programme

Our Prince's Trust Team Programme is a 12-week experience for 16-25-year-olds across Suffolk & North Essex who aren’t currently in work or education to build their confidence and move forward into something positive.

You will take part in new experiences, meet young people in the same boat as you, take part in a work placement, plan and complete a community project, grow in confidence, self-esteem and motivation. If this sounds like you or someone you know, get in touch with our team to discuss your options. If you're not sure about your next steps, this could be the perfect course for you!  

Travel to and from programme provided and this does not affect any benefits that you receive. Find out more here.


Step Up (2-week industry related courses)

Inspire Suffolk’s Step Up courses aim to provide young people (16-24 years) the opportunity to gain industry related training and qualifications required as a stepping stone into employment.  Our Step Up courses last two weeks and support your first steps into employment within your desired sector.

We have previously hosted Step Up courses in Health & Social Care, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Sport with companies including Vertas, MSC, and TA Hotel Collection with many more to come. These courses have allowed our students to gain qualifications and training they require to get onto their desired career path including CSCS card training and Health & Safety qualifications to name a few.

Please visit our website for more information and up-to-date course dates here.


Sport at Inspire Suffolk 

Our team of experienced sports coaches deliver a variety of engaging sports sessions across Suffolk to develop technical skills, game understanding and most importantly, confidence and social skills that develop self-esteem and motivation to continue playing.

A lot of the work we undertake uses the power of sport to engage as many children and young people in various programmes. We are committed to developing a much wider offering that encourages those interested in learning other sports such as tennis, basketball, and handball just as much opportunity. We also offer a range of disability sport too. 


Venue Hire supporting our charity

We have charity bases in both Ipswich on Lindbergh Road and Lowestoft at Colville House. Both of these venues can be hired to host a range of events from parties to sports sessions and any profit from these supports our charity working with local young people. We can host celebrations, business events, sports clubs or events and more! Find out more about hiring our venues here.

Who to contact

Inspire Suffolk
Head Office
01473 353 194
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Inspire Suffolk
Lindbergh Road

Where to go

Inspire Suffolk
Lindbergh Road
Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Kessingland, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, East Suffolk, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Beccles, Saxmundham, Brandon, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, North Lowestoft, Babergh, Oulton Broad, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, Southwold, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, All Suffolk, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, West Suffolk, West Ipswich
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Free car parking on site

Our venue in Ipswich is where the charity is based, with our second base in Lowestoft at Colville House. Both of these venues can be hired to host a range of events from parties to sports sessions and any profit from these supports our charity working with local young people. Find out more about hiring our venues here.

Days & Times

Monday to Sunday, depending upon sessions & events
Time of day
Session Information
Prince's Trust Team Programme in locations including Ipswich, Lowestoft, Coastal, Haverhill, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Colchester & Clacton. Run in partnership with The Prince's Trust working with 16-25 year olds across Suffolk who are not in employment, education or training to support their next steps.
National Citizen Service (NCS) working with 15-17 year olds for an experience of a lifetime to build skills for life and work - Join our Summer programme!
Free sports sessions for 5-11 year olds funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Holiday Clubs for 5-12 year olds every school holiday
Sports Coaching Apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds.
Health Kicks sports sessions for those accessing Mental Health services in Ipswich
Disability Sport including DSActive Football, Adult Disability Football and Ability Counts (5-16 yrs)
PE in Suffolk School including PE lessons and After School Clubs - schools can choose a variety of different packages to suit their needs.
Venues in Ipswich & Lowestoft including Events Hall, Meeting Spaces, Sports Dome and Sports Pitches with any profit supporting the charity.
Saturday Morning Junior Coaching (Ipswich, 4-6 year olds)

Other details

Cost Details
Please refer to our website for details of costs. Our personal development courses for 16-25-year-olds including Team programme and Step Up are free. Some of our sports sessions have a cost attached to them, however our Turn Up & Play sessions are completely free.
Referral and availability notes

Young people who are interested in our courses can contact us directly, with more information on our website here

If you are working with a young person who you think would benefit from our programmes, referrals can be made directly to our Team Leaders who will be happy to help all young people complete our sign-up form.  Alternatively, please contact our Head Office on 01473 353 194 who will be able to support you with any enquiries.


Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We have sports sessions for people with disabilities, and a range of other physical activity sessions open to all ages and ability levels.

Inspire Suffolk
01473 353 194
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities

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