Respect4us is a not for profit Community Interest Company. It has limited grant or charitable funding and is dependent upon the commitment of its staff and the charges it makes to schools for the work it does with the pupils that are on their rolls. For society as a whole it provides fantastic value for money.
With the current squeeze on public funds, we recognise the need to keep our charges to schools as low as possible and we are constantly in need of resources to help us to finance a range of additional activities. Wherever possible these involve the use of free facilities in Norwich and Norfolk. However, money is urgently needed to fund visits for residential courses and for practical activities such as canoeing, climbing, sailing or abseiling and we are keen to find commercial sponsors.
If you think you or your organisation can help us please get in touch. We are happy to publicise the help we get from commercial sponsors. We currently need help with the following:
- providing our young people with two meals a day (they do the shopping and cooking)
- repairs, servicing and fuel for our minibus (our young people clean the minibus and do basic servicing)
- help with travel and youth hostel costs for our residential programmes
- outdoor education for which we have to employ qualified instructors e.g. climbing, canoeing, sailing etc
- to fund a project that would offer continuing support to our young people post-16
gorge scrambling in Snowdonia
John Jarrold Trust
contributing to our residential and outdoor adventure programmes in 2010-11
supplied our new kitchen in 2011
The Princes' Trust
financial support for the Food Challenge 2011
Norfolk Community Foundation
support for our drop-in clinic for young people who moved on from us in 2011
Broadland Partnership Fund
support for our 2012 summer school
(for supplying bikes for our many re-building projects and expeditions)
BBC Children in Need
a grant to support our outdoor education programme 2012-13 including two residential experiences
Norwich Youth Advisory Board
a grant to support our "Olympics for All" project 2012-13
Norfolk Living Well in the Community fund
a grant towards our 2013-14 programme to support our 18 school leavers make the difficult transition to onward education/training and adult life
Almost all our funding comes from the schools that support our work.
The following schools have all sent students to us and ensured our survival as an organisation:
Sprowston Community High School
Sewell Park College
Ormiston Victory Academy
Taverham High School
City of Norwich School
Long Stratton High School
The Open Academy
Hellesdon High School
The Douglas Bader School
City Academy Norwich
The Locksley School
The Hewett School
Sheringham High School
Cliff Park High School
Broadland High school
The Roseberry School
Notre Dame High school
Many thanks to David Birchenall
for the donation of a trailer for our bikes.
Many thanks to Nigel Barfoot
and Datatech Consultants
for the generous donation of these exhibition display stands.
Many thanks also to the following members of Norwich Freegle:Joe Munns
for the canoeGraham Pike
for the trestles
The picture shows Joe's canoe on Graham's trestles. Jason is planning how we are going to set about restoring it.
Many thanks to Mark Cowles
of Norwich University College of the Arts
for help with the editing and graphics of our young people's health and safety dvd.
How we are funded
Respect4us Learning without schooling