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What is Hope4Summer?

We’re a partnership of local community groups who care about the summer being fun and affordable for everyone. Between us we’re running nearly 40 projects and we’ve also got a page to help with ideas to try at home.





Hope4Summer starts in May and going through to the end of August, we’ll be highlighting and supporting activities in Boro which increase opportunities for young people, especially during the school holidays





All over Middlesbrough! From Whinney Banks to Eston. From town out to Nunthorpe, plus a few ideas beyond Boro. Check out this map to see where we’re supporting projects


Sharing YOUR ideas!

Aside from our lovely link projects, Boro has a stack to offer families and we bet you have some ideas to share.
We can all make a difference. Here’s our ideas page.

Hope4Summer: Connecting, resourcing and amplifying people making a difference this summer

Number of projects supported in 2014

Projects supported so far in 2015

Linthorpe Rec

For a week in July, we took games and activities to the rec.

Linthorpe Village

Our street team and American helpers spent a few days in the Village, giving away freebies and asking passers-by what would make their community a better place.

Middlesbrough Town Centre

The street team engaged shoppers with a flashmob and asked how a difference could be made to Middlesbrough

Albert Park 1

FreeStyle ran a series of sports workshops in July and August, providing fun and fitness during the summer holidays

Trinity Family Friendly Centre

St Mary's Nunthorpe

South Bank

Coulby Newham fun day

Hope4Boro is a space to connect people doing stuff to bring life to the town and to transform it into the best it can be. For the last few years, Nexus had organised some quality collaborative summer fun days with small groups who are dedicated to improving our town. Local churches really led the way back then. In early 2014 Together Middlesbrough were also thinking through similar thoughts about how we can partner and resource people who make a difference. Together we dreamed up an initiative: Hope4Summer. We were given some cash to develop that idea and to support activities ran by our local link groups. We were able to put on free activities in several locations across town and fund voluntary projects who try really hard each year to raise hope in Boro. There are good things going on all over town, providing brilliant opportunities for young people during the 6-week holidays. In 2015 we want to map what’s going on so that we can all see, at a glance, where to take the kids and to help each other out when it gets difficult. Do you have a simple idea that could make a difference?  Have you got any simple ideas to share? What would you like to see happen for young or old? Together we can make the town a special place to be over summer!

Have you got any ideas to share? Send them in