What we do

We are an exciting cross-sector partnership, creating a community of member and partner organisations. Together we are shaping opportunities and creating the best services for children and young people in Westminster.

Our role is to act as a voice of the children and young people’s sector for Westminster. We support our members with information sharing, advice, networking opportunities, training and grants.

We work on behalf of our members to develop long-term partnerships with businesses, public sector partners, individuals and major funders. Partnerships facilitate support and broker funding for our members.

Most importantly, we give young people a voice in leading the development of the YWF.

Young ambassadors

Our team of young people. We all live or study in Westminster and we are passionate about making a difference! We want to help make Westminster a better place for our friends and families.



Our first piece of work was a Needs Analysis of children and young people in Westminster. Our Young Ambassadors led this work along with our partner Rocket Science.


YWF Timeline


John Lyon’s Charity sets out its vision for young people’s foundations initiating first three foundations in Harrow, Brent and Barnet.


Westminster City Council confirms to funding for the Young Westminster Foundation. Our three founding trustees (Jackie Rosenberg, Rachael Wright-Turner and Shane Ryan) are appointed and in September the charity is registered with the charities commission.


Our CEO Philip Barron is appointed and starts work for the charity in May and our Development Manager Helen Mann starts in September. Our team of peer researchers are recruited and trained by Rocket Science to undertake our Needs Analysis through the summer months and later published in November. Seven more trustees are appointed to the board and our membership arrangements launched in November.


Matira started in February as communications and marketing manager initially on a secondment from Jhon Lewis. Ian, our office Manager joined in August. Currently, we have secured 5 founding business partners. The launch of Our First small grants programme in April was an achievement, giving out grants to 13 projects. Our Official launch in June at Madame Tussauds was a great success. We have Secured a new office in China Town, Wardour Street

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