Established in April 2016, Young Brent Foundation (YBF) has been working to collaborate and strengthen the existing offer in Brent and is one of the three founding Young People’s Foundations.
Working collaboratively with the youth voluntary sector, YBF is continuing to develop a diverse network of members who are keen to support young people by facilitating the delivery of activities and events and work in partnership across the sector. With over 50 members, Young Brent Foundation is growing from strength to strength and is setting the quality precedent for children and young people’s work in the borough.
Types of Membership
Young Brent Foundation has two types of membership: Main Membership and Partners:
Members – organisations that deliver activities for children and young people within Brent
Partners – larger not-for-profit organisations that act as partners on significant funding bids.
Vacant – CEO
Satbir West – Business Development Manager
Sandra White – Sector Development Director
Ian Lewin – Operations Manager
Small Grant Funding
In 2017, Young Brent Foundation announced its first Small Grants Programme with up to £30,000 available for member organisations to apply for. It endeavors to run a Small Grants Programme annually.
The YBF has been working hard to obtain funding for its membership. It is proud to have been successful in securing funds from the National Citizenship Service, London Sport and Goldsmiths’ Company.
This funding has enabled the delivery of the Pathfinders Programme, which involves six youth development organisations working with 85 young people over a 12-week period, 11 new sports programmes delivered by nine providers over a 12-week period and up to 30 small youth organisations accessing funds o strengthen the effectiveness of their services.
This promotional film about the Young Brent Foundation was made as part of John Lyon’s Charity Volunteer Films initiative in partnership with Media Trust.