Open House CIC
“Look after Young People’s emotional well-being”
Open House CIC are a non-profit youth organisation working predominantly with young people living in and around the Three Estates, Kings Norton – an area which is classed in the top 10% of deprived areas in the UK.
Who are Open House CIC?
Open House CIC works holistically with young people to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing, building their self-esteem and empowering them to reach their full potential. They believe that no young person should have reduced opportunities because of where they live. Open House CIC are a not for profit organisation with over 25 years’ experience in learning, mentoring, and helping mental health and aim to use that experience to benefit the South Birmingham Community.
This is done by providing youth clubs, wellbeing workshops, sports, and activities whilst providing a safe environment for young people aged 10+ to socialise, make friends and develop valuable life skills.
Things can seem uncertain at times, and Open House CIC is there with support and positivity for young people and their families to get through anything life brings and seek the best opportunities for the future. In addition to the groups, they provide both voluntary and paid positions for young people to help them gain work experience, learn about taking responsibility, Improve their confidence and gain valuable training. Theythen provide references for future training and Job opportunities and support young people with building their CV’s – particularly those who may have struggled academically. All of the groups and support provided is and will remain free of charge to ensure it is accessible to all.
Following the pandemic, the needs of young people are ever Increasing and yet provisions are becoming stretched. Open House CIC wants to expand its reach to support as many young people as possible from disadvantaged backgrounds.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
£2000 funding will fund 12 weeks of their Monday night open access youth club at Hawkesley Community Centre. This includes staff costs and room hire and will allow them to continue to provide free sports, activities, cycling, games, arts & Crafts for young people on the Three Estates.
Where can people go to find out more about Open House CIC?
Katie Rawlins, Director.
Tel: 07872 394228