About Rise:61

Rise:61 is a grassroots youth charity that serves the estate of Bemerton Heath, Salisbury where 40% of children live in poverty.
We exist to help young people tell a different story with their lives, to switch the narrative so that Bemerton Heath becomes known nationally as a place of creativity, community spirit and where young people are leaders of positive change.
Since the launch of the charity in 2014 we have built up an excellent reputation with our community for delivering transformative work.

Services Provided:

Our current projects include:
– A community garden (built in remembrance of a young man who was lost to suicide) which acts as an important reflective space on “The Heath” and also enables us to carryout practical gardening sessions,
– Detached youth work,
– Doorstep sports club (in partnership with StreetGames & Wiltshire council),
– Creative Hub, which delivers two after school clubs during the week based around art and digital media
– Active Hub, which delivers an after school fitness club
– The Bike Hub, our flagship social enterprise teaching young people to fix, maintain and sell bikes.
– 121 Mentoring
– Alternative Education Provision

Our impact can be summarised by this:
“Rise:61 is very supportive and has helped me and others get through tough times”.

Check out our YouTube channel for more stories.


Young People

Areas Covered:

Specific Areas

How are services accessed?

No Referral Necessary

Contact Name:

Robin Imeson



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