Blue Box Group, Evening Sports Sessions


The Blue Box Group is a community-led organisation that provides youth activities on the Belper Parks Estate in Amber Valley. The group had been running programmes in their local community for three years before a fire damaged their building. Since then the group had been forced to run their sessions from the back of a minibus.

How did the Community Fund help?

The Community Fund awarded £500 to the Blue Box group to help them continue their Multi Sports Club, which runs on Tuesday and Friday evenings and is attended by around 25-50 young people each week.

Tom Wyke, Chair of the Blue Box Group, said: "Thanks to the Community Fund grant, we will be able to continue providing activities for the young people on the estate throughout the spring, whilst a solution to the building redevelopment project continues to be developed."

Tom Wyke, Chair of the Blue Box group talks about how the University of Derby helped the group following an arson attack