MORE ABOUT RAMPED

WITH OVER HALF A DECADE IN OPERATION RAMPED HAS PROVEN ITS SUCCESS & ABILITY TO DEVELOP IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF IT'S USERS

RAMPED STARTED AS A YOUTH PROJECT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES WITH LITTLE TO NO PROVISION

Ramped Community Interest Company (Ramped) was established on 13th February 2013. It has 3 Directors, Mike Jeffrey, Tim Bol and Aaron Hines, who jointly manage the operation of the Company. Ramped was established when the Youth Service in Shropshire decided that it was no longer able to operate the project as a result of reduced services. The initial project operated by the youth service sought to offer alternative activity to young people in North Shropshire, mainly in rural communities where little provision existed and the ramps could be taken to. The initial set up costs for this youth service project were met partly by the crime reduction partnership and partly through diversionary activity funding. 

RAMPED IS LOOKING TO BUILD ON THE NEED TO PROVIDE POSITIVE ACTIVITIES TO PRIMARILY YOUNG PEOPLE

With reduced provision for young people in many communities, Ramped is looking to offer partners and users an exciting alternative sports project attractive to both.

Ramped is also looking to take away barriers for participants by providing opportunities to make use of equipment including safety gear, bikes, boards and scooters. It is looking to provide informal coaching and awareness raising in riding a skateparks.

In order to sustain the company vision and to benefit it’s users Ramped is looking to form useful and profitable partnerships in the commercial sector through sponsorship, advertising and delivery for business’s.

WHILST SOME SMALL SKATEPARKS EXIST WITHIN SHROPSHIRE, THESE ARE FEW & FAR BETWEEN, RAMPED IS ABLE TO SET UP WHERE NO SUCH PROVISION EXISTS

The attractiveness of Ramped is that it can be delivered in most communities. Either on an area of hard standing using our our mobile skatepark or at an existing skate or BMX facility. The offer available to communities could be for a one off event or sessions delivered in partnership with a leisure centre or youth group on a more regular basis. Whilst some small skateparks exist within Shropshire, these are few and far between, Ramped is able to set up where no such provision exists. Ramped is in a position to work with housing associations to deliver activity to its tenants, to parish councils to provide activity for young people in a particular area, to festivals to provide an activity for its visitors or for companies who wish to provide a corporate activity for its employees.

The unique way in which Ramped is delivered into a community, rather than them coming to it, provides an opportunity for the company to engage with commercial partners, such as Bike Shops, in a particular locality in order to provide targeted advertising to participants. Such revenue gained from this activity can enable us to reinvest in equipment or deliver additional sessions with a potential added benefit to our users.

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