Who we are
Roseberry Community Consortium is a local charity based in Stockton-on-Tees. The charity has been set up to help and guide young people of Teesside. Created in 2009 by founders and musicians Paul Scott and Adam Sayers. The charity offers music tuition, dancing, singing, appreciating heritage, education, learning life skills and horticultural skills. The charity name derived from the iconic landmark Roseberry Topping, a great focal beacon that can be seen from anywhere in Teesside.
The charity comprises a team of six dedicated and passionate trustees, all with very different backgrounds. These include a music teacher, an IT consultant, an experienced foster carer, a fundraising and marketing person and a retired police officer, each offering different skills and expertise to the charity. The charity registered with the charity commission in 2010.
To make a positive difference to the lives of young people in Teesside by building a better future, so that they can achieve their optimum potential and show strong confidence and self-belief in themselves.
The charity’s mission is to help young people of Teesside to develop and learn using innovative projects designed to engage creativity and social cohesion within the community.
The charity helps disadvantaged young people to advance in life in Teesside through the key objectives.
- The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare: designed to improve their condition of life.
- To provide support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
How do we help?
- Setting up a youth council for encouraging the empowerment of young people to become involved in projects such as designing their own activities and suggest fundraising ideas for the charity.
- Listening and offering support groups to discuss issues affecting young people.
- Learning new skills and gaining qualifications by offering free of charge courses and open to qualifications.
- By developing active citizenship skills through engaging in community projects and creating greater social cohesion.
- Organising fundraising events to showcase the talents of young people and children for example concerts and exhibitions.
- To continually build a network of partners for delivering charity projects in the the interest of young people, including local charities, corporate partners, trusts, foundations and schools.
Why did we set up?
As passionate Teessiders, we have the knowledge and understanding of the key issues affecting young people based on personal experiences. There are negative perceptions and attitudes towards our local towns such as Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees, problems of economic and social deprivation are reported amongst young people in the region. The charity seeks to change views and perceptions of young people in the Tees Valley region by promoting a positive image.
There are high levels of poverty in our region. We have found many marginalised young people have become disconnected from education, and the wider community, or who feel isolated through cultural and social barriers.
Marginalised young people, it is important to level up for every young person in our area, to have the same opportunities and outcomes in life, this is one of our core beliefs, no child should be left behind.
Nuero-diversity in young people can be affected by learning difficulties such as dyspraxia and dyslexia. Our dyspraxia support group provides support and assistant to young people aged between 13 to 25 years affected by the condition in the region. We also involve young people affected by physical difficulties in our projects.
Roseberry Community Consortium aims to provide a fairer chance in life for young people irrespective of their circumstances.
We would like to introduce the key trustees of the charity.