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Welcome to the Youth Almighty Project

Hi and welcome to Youth Almighty Project. We are Officially Sunderland's best Youth Project as judged by The Best of Wearside Awards. Our Project is run by young people for young people with the help and support of our Youth Workers.

Community First

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What is Community First

Community First is an £80m government-funded initiative that will run for four years, until March 2015. The programme will help communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient. It will fund both new and existing community groups.

Silksworth where we are based has been awarded over £50,000 from the fund and work is under way to ensure that the allocation is spent wisely within the ward.

Why is Youth Almighty Project involved

Youth Almighty project successfully applied to be the panel partner for Silksworth, a requirement for Community First funding to be given to an area, we were very pleased to be awarded the panel partner status and have taken the role very seriously and have committed as an organisation not to any expenses from the fund and to ensure it is distributed to the most appropriate organisations both new and old.

Who else is involved

Youth Almighty are pleased to have secured Sunderland City Council and Gentoo as partners on the panel

Cllr Phil Tye whom is the chair of the panel

Ann Donkin will represent Gentoo the local social landlord,

Cllr Pat Smith who is a local councillor in Silksworth will represent on behalf of Silksworth residents

Joanne Laverick will ensure representation is made on behalf of Youth Almighty and have a voice on the panel on behalf of the young people of the area

Christine Gourley is the representative from the local residents association

Rev David Tolhurst will represent local churches.

all have agreed to the terms of the panel and all will work to ensure the local community get the best from the Community First fund.

How can we get involved

If you are a local community organisation in Silksworth or a local business serving Silksworth and wish to be involved please email all members of the panel on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What are Silksworth's Priorities

  • Embrace sport and activities and ensure Silksworth is part of the Olympic legacy.
  • Improve local community projects and facilities and the local environment.
  • Address increasing needs of young people.
  • Identify and improve where needed access to services for older and vulnerable people.

Who has applied and what has been allocated in Silksworth


Funded Group

Recommended Amount

Silksworth Bowling Group


Silksworth Cricket Club


Youth Almighty Project Free Runners


Silksworth Youth and Community Centre


A690 Youth Initiative


Silksworth Community Festival


Lakeside & Gilly Law Community Association


Tom Urwin House Gardening Club


89th Sunderland Scout Group


High Newport 'Ski View' Allotments


Friends of Silksworth Park


New Silksworth Royal British Legion


City of Sunderland Ravens Ski Club


Silksworth Residents Association


Silksworth Youth and Community Centre


Silksworth Banner Group


Grand Total



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Youth Almighty Project

Silksworth Youth and Community Centre

Tunstall Village Road



0191 5238000