The Westminster Brighter Futures Fund was established in 2019 to continue our aim of increasing long-term funding for youth clubs and organisations.
This year, we awarded 28 grants totalling £354,000 to YWF Members across the borough. Funding was made available by Westminster City Council with further contributions from The Aziz Foundation, Berkeley Estate Asset Management, British Land, Capco, Capital Arches Group, Derwent London, Eyre Estate, FM Conway, GPE, Grosvenor, The Howard de Walden Estate, John Lyon’s Charity, Landsec, Shaftesbury, St Giles & St George, Veolia and Westminster Almshouses Foundation.
The grants panel includes YWF trustees, young Westminster residents, representatives from One Westminster, local businesses and funders.
The Brighter Futures Fund is designed to respond to the needs of young people in Westminster as identified in our report Our City, Our Future. It also aims to encourage providers to work with Youth and Family Hubs across the borough and to sign up to Westminster City Council’s Early Help Strategy 2022 – 2025.
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Westbourne Park Family Centre’s ‘Skills For Life’ project was supported by Shaftesbury as a recipient of the 2020 Brighter Futures Fund.