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Project Overview

Project Overview

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Please could you just run this major project, support that fantastic young person, broker this perfect partnership and, erm, change the world... by end of play...? Is making a difference something you’d like to make part of your to-do list?

Livity is a socially responsible youth communications agency that works with young people to produce cocreated campaigns for the causes and brands we believe in. We share our offices with young people every day: a methodology that fuels our campaigns and helps hundreds of young people into work or education each year. In 2010, Livity and Channel 4 bid successfully together to the Legacy Trust UK to deliver the incredible UK-wide Olympic Legacy project, somewhereto_. somewhereto_ is a key project of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. At its heart, it’s about enabling 16-25 year olds across the UK to find spaces to do the things that they love, by working with them to secure access to spaces they need but don’t have. ‘We are delighted to be supporting somewhereto, we are very much looking forward to working with Livity to find new ways to engage young people’s creativity and passion’ Jo Twist, Education Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 With a focus on the arts, culture and sport, somewhereto_ is committed to empowering young people to unlock spaces to grow their passions with a real sense of ownership… whatever their thing and wherever they want to do it.

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We are looking for outstanding organisations that want to do some good, whilst doing what they're good at. You will be the core members of the somewhereto_ team. Your team will be skilled in project management with extensive experience across the youth, statutory, sports or cultural sector. As a Regional Coordinator you will be responsible for planning and implementing regional delivery strategies for somewhereto_ and working on the ground to ensure that young people are both inspired and mobilised to identify their passions and find a space to bring them alive. You’ll also work with local and regional agencies, as well as space-holders themselves, to unlock spaces and make them available for young people. We like our Regional Coordinators to be organised, passionate about what they do, driven and accountable. Strong managerial skills and experience in engaging with, empowering and mentoring young people are essential. Knowledge of both public and private sectors would also be an advantage. ‘The Livity team are so proud to be delivering Legacy Trust UK's somewhereto_ programme. Improving and benefiting young people's lives is at the heart of what we do and we can't wait to start inspiring and helping young people to find spaces to do the things they love and are passionate about, leaving a long-term legacy after the Olympics’ Michelle Clothier, Co-founder of Livity

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Project Aims If you know a young person with a passion, somewhereto_ is all about unlocking space in which it can come alive. somewhereto_ thinks about space in its broadest sense: it could be temporary access to a local cinema for a young person to showcase their film… or negotiating access for a street football tournament… or entry to office space that is unused at night for a band to rehearse… or negotiating access to an area of a city for skaters… or a street corner for busking… or an online space to set up an online music mag… the opportunities are endless!

somewhereto_: inspires young people to look for space inspires space-holders to open up spaces involves young people in inspiring events and somewhereto_ supports young people to solve their space needs creates a sense of ownership of somewhereto_ in young people UK wide encourages everyone to view space differently ensures that somewhereto_ is enduring and sustainable beyond the 2012 games

Project Structure 1. Digital Platform At the heart of somewhereto_ will be a website, designed to serve as a hub for young people to access local and national somewhereto_ spaces, locate their nearest Regional Coordinator and to share and connect with stories and other young people nationwide. The website is also the hub for space-holders to explore the benefits of their participation in the project, alleviate practical and legal concerns and provide a space brokering service via a Central Support Manager or a Regional Coordinator. 2. Central Support somewhereto_ will have a core support team who are central to the project. At the somewhereto_ digital hub all stakeholders will be able to access networks, support and guidance to ensure that their relationship with somewhereto_ is well-informed, motivational and enduring.

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3. Regional Coordinators: Regional reach with local expertise Participants will benefit from the local knowledge of a somewhereto_ Regional Coordinator. Young people will be mentored and empowered at a local level to identify spaces for themselves. Regional Coodinators will facilitate this as well as sourcing new spaces regionally and providing an outreach service for somewhereto_. As the project builds and moves towards its legacy phase, Regional Coordinators will be encouraged to develop the leadership skills of engaged participants and promote ownership of the project as these individuals assume the role of Youth/Peer Ambassadors. Inspiring Engagement somewhereto_ is about providing the catalyst. Lighting the fire to kick-start young people into doing it for themselves. Regional Coordinators will be supported by key events delivered by Livity and Channel 4 to inspire young people and create awareness of somewhereto_. Reporting and Celebrating Storytelling and celebrating success is a central theme throughout somewhereto_. Regional Coordinators will be required to capture and present multi-platform success stories and case studies for the duration of the contract.

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