Bobby Johnson- Project Updates.

07 February 2020

Expect Youth have a number of projects running at the moment throughout Doncaster, have a read below:



The project aims to provide a diverse activity timetable in Barnsley & Doncaster to engage young people at risk of child criminal exploitation in positive activities.  We have commissioned 7 organisations (DCLT, Club Doncaster Foundation, Team Mac, Kixx, Journey Education Group, Dearne Valley Ventures, Breaking Beats) all have been met, mobilised and have completed the due diligence checklist and are in a position to deliver. Delivery to start w/c 02/02/20 with DCLT (Thursday & Sunday), Kixx (Friday) & Dearne Valley Ventures (Wednesday). Other organisations are starting to deliver throughout February.


Donny Together Events


The project aims to bring young people together from different schools, backgrounds, socio-economic groups together around 4 key themes – Sport, Music, Art/Drama & Employability. We have commissioned DARTs, Active Fusion and Doncaster Chamber to deliver one day events enabling young people to share ideas and then signpost them to get involved in activities taking place across the borough.

  • DARTs Music day is scheduled for Wednesday 19th February at The Point.
  • Active Fusion are coordinating the Sport day w/c 6th April
  • DARTs Arts day w/c 13th April
  • Doncaster Chamber Employability day w/c 25th May.


All organisations have been mobilised and have completed the due diligence checklist.


EXPECT Holiday Club


Rossington Community Sports Village has been booked to deliver the mini EXPECT Summer programme to trial the new booking system and payment/donate mechanism. There will be 36 places opened up to children aged 5-11 years old. The 2:30 -3:30 session will be open to 12+ year olds as an open access session. There will be a nominal fee of £1 per day, with the recommended payment amount being £5 per day which will be advertised on our website. The programme will be delivered by EXPECT Youth, Active Fusion, Danum Eagles and DCLT.


Colliery Kids


The project aims to engage the 5 Rossington primary schools in breakfast clubs throughout the 19/20 academic year. We will look to develop young peoples essential life skills with Kixx delivering a Nurture programme which will allow extra support to the most vulnerable young people. All primary schools have been contacted.


Community Afterschool Club


The project aims to set up a community led afterschool programme. We are looking to use West Road primary as the ‘HUB’, linking in local delivery organisations and developing local voluntary groups and volunteers to ensure the sustainability of the programme. Meeting to be set up with West Road in February to take things forward.

Thank you to Bobby Johnson for doing a great job as Project Officer.