Young People Together
We are three established, active and lively youth clubs in North Kensington and we got together to see how we could work together to give the young people in our area more and better opportunities to have happy, healthy lives.
The first thing we did was ask the young people what they wanted:
- The young people want to enjoy the all youth facilities available to them in North Kensington.
- They would like to be able to travel freely and safely between the three youth clubs and have more safe spaces to share.
- They want to engage in new initiatives as well as taking part in established programmes.
So The Project was created by bringing young people together.
Led by The Project’s executive team from the Dalgarno Trust, Harrow Club and Rugby Portobello Trust, funding was sought and awarded by the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation for the next three years (2020, 2021, 2022). The Project will be formally launched in April 2020.
By having this funding, The Project will empower young people to explore and envision the youth offer in the area that’s best for them. We can bring young people together to hear what they want and then set about delivering a relevant and exciting programme.
The funding will mean that we can employ someone to coordinate the Project, offer the young people training in youth work and employ a range of sessional workers to deliver activities and events. This funding will also help with transporting the young people around North Kensington – a key aspect of The Project.
The Project is inclusive and open to all young people in RBKC – they do not have to be attached to any of the clubs managing the Project.
The Project’s Executive will meet with the three youth clubs’ youth advisory groups to ensure that this opportunity works in the best possible way. We want to give the local young people the widest variety of learning, sporting, training, health-wise sessions and events that are fun and accessible on a weekly basis.
For further information, please contact:
Leone Buncombe at Rugby Portobello – T: 0207 229 2928
Steve Davies at the Harrow Club – T: 020 8969 2528
Moutaz Chellat at the Dalgarno Trust – T: 0208 969 6300