Teesside Athletic FC Ltd was given funding from Tees Valley Community Foundation to run a 10 week pilot project called Spot at your Door.
The scheme ran in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. It engaged over 120 young people every week. When the scheme ended, 40 youngsters asked for a drop-in facility.
Teesside Athletic requested funding for their Safer Communities project. The funding will be used to set up a drop-in centre based at Redcar Athletic FC for 1 year.
The centre will be available for 40 youngsters from the most deprived wards of Redcar & Cleveland to attend twice a week.
Activities will include IT training, sports courses, healthy living resources, training and employment opportunities. Ten people will be selected to attend a Level 1 coaching course. These 10 youngsters will be tasked with setting up further estate based sports sessions.
The PCC has received an application for £5,800 to furnish the drop-in centre, provide IT equipment, pay for 10 Level 1 coaching courses and to buy learning and publicity materials.
The PCC has agreed to fund £3,000 towards the Level 1 coaching courses, learning resources and publicity.
Teesside Athletic has also secured funding from Awards for All for the project.