Free skateboarding lessons and skate-photography courses for young people will soon be available in Nottingham thanks to The Big Lottery Fund.
Skate Nottingham CIC, is a social enterprise founded by life-long skaters who are helping to put skateboarding at the centre of Nottingham.
The £10,000 will help fund two 6-week terms of skate lessons for beginners (aged 8+) and women & girls of all ages, with trained and qualified coaches recruited from skaters in the community.
The grant will also enable the group to buy 10 skateboards with full sets of safety equipment. This will give learners the opportunity to participate in the free lessons whatever their income or background.
This award follows Skate Nottingham’s delivery with Nottingham City Council and the Renewal Trust of the ParkLives programme, when 51 children and adults including 36 females who gave skateboarding a go over five Sundays last summer.
Benefits of Skateboarding
- Physical Endurance
- Stress Relief
- Great way to make friends
A female only skate night at Flo skatepark has been established and manager Jol Maltby can be seen explaining how the funding will help attract more people to skateboarding.
Awards for All is an assosication helping to provide an opportunity to scale this activity up to increase local participation in skateboarding as a healthy, creative activity that encourages a strong sense of community in Nottingham.