Impact Games is a not for profit community organisation, meaning all the money we receive is spent on our objectives; teach young people to make positive computer games, focusing on support those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In our sessions through making computer games we address the following issues:
- Building self confidence
- Increasing social circles and skills
- Instilling teamwork
- Growing creativity
- How to positively engage with technology
We raise funds through paid schools work and workshops but this doesn’t cover all costs, or allow us to expand our work.
Most of our sessions are run by volunteers and are free for the young people who attend.
In 2019 we are running 3 schemes to allow companies/organisation or individuals to invest in our work with young people.
|Game Changer (…find out more)
Working with children excluded from full time school 12-16 or working with NEET young adults 18-24 (not in education, employment or training) learning real life work based skills. 6 students, 1 trainee, 2 staff (per course)
Length – 12 weeks to 24 weeks 60 hours per course
(£10,000 for a full year of funding for 18 students)
|Level Up (…find out more)
Working with children aged between 7-11 or 11-16 at difficult times in their life. Aiming to improve personal skills support mental health needs and raise self esteem. 6 students, 2 trainees, 2 staff (per course)
Length – 12 weeks, 60 hours per course
(£8,500 for a full year of funding for 18 students & families)
|Extra Life (…find out more)
Working with children in hospices or end of life care. Creating a legacy of their imagination.
1 child, 1 staff, support from multiple trainees
Length – 2 to 6 weeks
18 hours per course
(£7,000 for a full year of funding for 15 children)