What We Do

Young Westminster Foundation is a dynamic cross-sector charity. Since 2017, we have been supporting a membership of local youth clubs and organisations through grants, training and networking opportunities.

Forging partnerships with businesses, public sector partners, individuals and major funders, our work helps strengthen services for all young people in the borough.

Our Community

115

MEMBERS

We are proud to support incredible charities and specialist organisations that offer life-changing programmes to young people all across Westminster.

181

PARTNERS IN 2020

Our network of businesses and strategic partners create collaborative opportunities to invest in the youth sector through skills-sharing and financial support.

£460,870

GIVEN IN 2020

Through regular funding and grants, we help our members develop their programmes, undertake new projects and ensure young people continue to have access to the very best services.

Campaigns

Find out more about the fundraising and giving campaigns we have delivered and continue to run, including case studies which highlight the ways in which these have impacted our member organisations.

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Research & Insights

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.

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Young People’s Foundations

We are part of the YPF network, uniting individual foundations with the shared goal of bringing together the public, private and voluntary sectors to affect positive change for young people.

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YWF Timeline

2015

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

2016

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.

2017

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.

2017

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.