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.
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.
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.
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.
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.