W4 Youth Aim Big in 2013

Charity's plan for the year released

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W4 Youth's plan for the forthcoming year is below, and the charity aims to continue on with the stirling work which it achieved in 2012.

New administrator – January 2013

From January 2013 W4 Youth will be outsourcing some of the administration to support their funding applications and general administration of W4 Youth. Hopefully it will then be possible to embed power point presentations into emails!

Moving home - February 2013

In February W4 Youthwill move back into the beautifully refurbished St Peter's Church Hall. They have taken a 2 year tenancy agreement for 5 nights a week which goes some way to achieving the goal of being open 7 nights a week. There will be a celebration of this return one evening in February.

Clubs - from February 2013

Upon returning to St Peter's, there will be 2 drama clubs, 2 dance clubs, a singing/glee club, a table tennis club and the Friday night youth club. There is a review pending regarding the re-start of the boxing club and the charity is also looking into starting an American football club and a cricket club.

Volunteers – 2012 and 2013

Over the past few months, W4 Youth ahs been lucky enough to be supported by two great volunteers from Latymer as well as the wonderful Tracey Obasi and Simon Parker who continue to support Friday night youth club and run the drama group respectively all year round. In 2013, a new drama group leader and a singing/glee group leader will be joining the team.

Trustees – 2012 and 2013

Two Trustees resigned this year and Tracey Obasi was appointed as a Trustee in November 2012. With the excellent commitment and support of the group W4 Youth has enough funds to progress in its current form for at least the next 3 years.

The Goal for the next 2 years

W4 Youth's primary goal remains to give the young people in the area somewhere safe to go and something good to do to keep them off the streets, 7 nights a week. Over the next 2 years the plan is to raise the money needed to fulfil this goal by building a W4 Youth and Community centre. Discussions with Ealing Council on this are still ongoing, and there will be more news over the next few months.

Vacancy – Marketing and Communications/Fundraising Strategist

To support W4 Youth's long term goal over the next 2 years, they are looking for an ex-Marketing & Communications specialist or someone with extensive experience of fundraising from business, government and local authorities. The role will be commission based and will work with the charity to create and implement our fundraising strategy and be responsible for knocking on the right doors to achieve the needed support. The person would have to be West London based (preferably W3/W4) and share the charity's passion for making the community a better place for everyone. If anyone is interested in the role, please email Sally on Sally.Chacatte@knightfrank.com

January 3, 2013