The Hangleton and Knoll Project is a community charity based in the Hangleton and Knoll ward of Brighton and Hove. The charity’s activities that we evaluated were aimed at young people who are considered to be at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour.
The project received funding of £30,000 from the Youth Sector Development Fund and involved collecting data relating to the activities provided for young people through observations, interviews and focus groups with young people who had participated in the activities, as well as with those who led the activities.
This research project commenced in June 2009 and ended in May 2011.
In this evaluation, our project objectives were to:
The Hangleton and Knoll project engaged over 360 young people aged 13-19 over the funded period.
Evidence from the evaluation concluded that the impact of the Hangleton and Knoll project’s activities programme was overwhelmingly positive. These outcomes were reported by both young people and by local stakeholders:
The research team produced an end of project report and presented findings to the Hangleton and Knoll young people’s project team. The Hangleton and Knoll project team gained a more in-depth knowledge of the types of activities in which young people like to engage and which lead to positive outcomes such as those listed above within the findings section.
Dr Carol RobinsonSuzanne Hyde