Discover what’s on for under 25’s in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea
City of Westminster, London, June 28th 2021: Young Westminster Foundation and Young K&C today launch a new, online platform connecting young Londoners with free or low-cost activities in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. Our City connects young people with activities, programmes and services taking place locally.
All projects are run by friendly and experienced local organisations who are passionate about creating opportunities for young people. In partnership, it raises the profile of Young Westminster Foundation & Young K&C member organisations, and helps projects reach more local young people.
What you’ll find on Our City:
- Projects – These are updated by youth organisations themselves; they can be active on a rolling basis or one-offs, virtually or in-person, and free or with a small cost. Including sports, arts and culture, skills and training and much more. The project finder tool allows young people to filter projects based on interests, location and support needs. Young people can also access what’s on offer near them, via the Your Area pages.
- Organisations – The site has listings of youth organisations working across the boroughs, each with their own landing page, explaining a little more about their work
- Reviews – Young people are encouraged to leave a review for the projects they have attended, providing a platform for young voices
- Holiday Activities – Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster offer a Holiday Activities and Food Programme, providing an array of activities for local young people throughout the school holidays. This year’s summer programme will offer free places at holiday clubs for five to 16 year-olds who are eligible for Free School Meals. As well as fun activities to join, nutritious meals will be available through the programme
“Young people have told us they are looking for better information around what’s on offer for them locally. This was recently highlighted in our needs analysis report Our City, Our Future” said CEO of Young Westminster Phil Barron. “The new Our City website has been built with this in mind. It’s a fantastic resource which we hope will better connect young people with youth organisations. We’re grateful to all our members and partners who have helped bring the site to life”.
Go to ourcity.org.uk to find out more and get involved!
Help us spread the word! Access our resource pack containing contain pre-made promotional content for you to share, including social graphics, suggested copy and video files. We also have some print materials that we will be dropping off in venues across both boroughs over the coming weeks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sam on 07426 217044 / firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT YOUNG WESTMINSTER FOUNDATION: Young Westminster Foundation brings together youth organisations, young people, businesses, Westminster City Council, schools and the wider community to shape opportunities and create the best services for young people in Westminster, London. Together, the YWF community shares a vision for all young people in Westminster to grow up healthy, safe, and happy with the best opportunities for brighter futures. YWF’s 100+ members range from large youth clubs to smaller grass roots organisations; all driven by their passion to provide the best services, opportunities and support for local young people. YWF is part of the growing network of Young People’s Foundations (YPFs), established & funded by John Lyon’s Charity. YPFs bring together the public, private and voluntary sectors to effect positive change for young people within local communities.
ABOUT YOUNG K&C: Young K&C is an exciting, new cross-sector partnership, creating a community of member and partner organisations working together to support children and young people. We want all children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea to have access to inspiring, local opportunities to help them to pursue their ambitions and be part of their community. Core funding from John Lyon’s Charity and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea pays for all overheads and enables us to ensure that all additional funds and donations go straight to supporting children.