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What BMBF do
BMBF members working with Cllr Jim Beall
Since 2017 BMBF have been involved in organising, hosting and being part of some great projects and events. By joining BMBF you can get involved as little or as much as you want! Find out more detail about any of the events listed by visiting our blog.
Secret Sound Music Events
Organising and hosting their very own music night for young people at the Georgain Theatre, BMBF are involved in every aspect from recruiting artists, selling tickets, advertising and promotion, and hosting. Secret Sound is always an amazing night, and all funds raised are invested back into young people projects and events.
Organised and hosted by BMBF, Question Time events give young people from all over the Borough the opportunity to ask those in power questions on a range of topics. Panel members include local MPs, Police Chief Constables and Local Ward Councillors. If you or your school are interested in hosting a Question Time event please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you've ever fancied taking over the Council for the day, then this is for you! Every year as part of the National Takeover Day, the Council opens its doors to members of BMBF to take over departments and services for a unique opportunity to find out more about what your local Council does.
Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF)
Every year, we take on the challenge of giving our online audience an overview of dozens of events, in multiple locations, at the Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), one of the biggest events of its kind in the world. We always have an amazing time equipped with hoodies, iPads and access-all-area passes!
The SBC Correspondents
The SBC Correspondents are an army of young people who attend the events listed, capture awesome photographs, video footage and interviews of everything that goes on, and share it on social media. Join the team to learn new skills, interview the people behind the Borough’s biggest events and enjoy all the fun of fireworks displays, car rallies, Christmas markets and more!
BMBF and Green Approved
Developed by young people, BMBF and Green Approved rates local businesses and venues on how accessible and welcoming they are for young people, looking at their commitment to improving the environment and recycling. All inspections are carried out by young people, with businesses receiving a certificate and sticker to be displayed in their window.
BMBF are always looking at ways that young people can get involved in activities or projects that give back to the community. Recently they secured their own allotment and will be working with local organisations to grow produce to give to local food banks. Always on the look out for funding opportunities to help with projects, BMBF successfully secured funding to build bird and bat boxes to be donated to local parks and are looking to submit more bids to include tree planting and sensory gardens.
Using information from the Make You Mark scheme and listening to what is important to young people, BMBF campaign and raise awareness of key issues with Local Ward Councillors, Members of Parliament and Heads of Service at the Council.
After securing funding as winners of the Country Durham High Sheriff Award, BMBF are in the process of creating their own funding pot for groups and organisations, with grants of up to £500 for projects and activities for young people. The fund is being developed and created by BMBF and they will be using social media to encourage people to vote for their favourite projects to receive funding… watch this space!
BMBF are always looking for fundraising opportunities or campaigns that they can get behind and support, using social media or organising events to raise funds.