A new organisation, Young K&C, has been founded in Kensington & Chelsea to provide support to youth organisations working within the borough. Young K&C is a Young People’s Foundation and it will aim to reinforce and strengthen groups who are involved with helping children and young people in their local area.
Any organisation which works with children and young people in Kensington & Chelsea can become a member of Young K&C. The membership is free and there are significant benefits from joining, including capacity building, fundraising support, access to consortium fundraising opportunities and access to a venue bank to share available spaces.
The Chair of Young K&C, Andy Evans, says:
“It’s an exciting time for Young K&C with our new CEO Nicola Butler starting in the new year. She’ll be engaging with local providers and organisations to help them come together for the benefit of children and young people in Kensington & Chelsea.”
As part of the Young People’s Foundation family, Young K&C is not competing for limited local funds, as it has secured core funding for the next four years from John Lyon’s Charity (who developed the YPF model), as well as the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Dr Lynne Guyton, CEO of John Lyon’s Charity, is positive about the establishing of Young K&C:
“I am delighted that our creation of, and continued support to, the Young People’s Foundations (YPFs) model has evolved into such an effective body to support the voluntary sector. The YPF model has allowed us to get even closer to our communities on the ground, including strengthening our links with local authorities. We are thrilled that Young K&C is now coming to fruition. “
Young K&C will enhance the Council’s new youth offer, which includes newly refurbished hubs, youth clubs and officers in dedicated teams.