2002 The Box Youth Project is awarded charitable status.
2003 Consultation with young people to
plan what youth work in the area
should look like.
2004 Young people from The Box Youth
Project represent the City of
Sunderland in Essen, Germany
(Sunderland’s twin town).
2005 The Box Youth Project is awarded the
contract to deliver youth work
provision in Sunderland South on
behalf of the City Council.
2006 The official opening of our new youth
building in Hall Farm.
2007 The Box Youth Project was one of the
first organisations in the City to
achieve the Quality Mark from the
Sunderland 14-19 Partnership.
2008 The Box Youth Project visited the
Houses of Parliament to receive an
Environmental Award from Save the
2009 Launch of our peer education
programme with funding from The
Young People’s Fund (Big Lottery.)
2010 Organisation celebrates having
generated £1m of funding for its work over five years.
2011 Recognised for its innovative practise
for multi-agency working Sunderland
Children’s Trust Integrated Youth
2012 The Box Youth Project goes Global!
Work begins on filing a 40’ container
with resources bound for the village
of Kajabang in The Gambia.
The Box Youth Project started out in a cupboard within Bluewatch Youth Centre at Ryhope! In 2001, Sunderland City Council awarded seed funding of£25,000 per year for a three year period to develop youth work provision across the South of the City. In April 2002, the Youth Development Group seconded a part-time Youth Worker (25hrs) for six months.
By September of 2002, The Box Youth Project took on the employment of the Youth Worker and extended the post to a full time post. The Youth Development Group seconded a small team of detached youth workers to support the delivery of youth work across the South Area.
2002 - a group of residents and young people signing the constitution