Young Camden Foundation

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The Young Camden Foundation (YCF) brings together a community of cross-sector organisations to create meaningful opportunities for all children and young people in Camden.

There is an old African proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child” and this is the ethos of the Young Camden Foundation. Established in early 2017, YCF’s membership now totals over 80 organisations from across Camden’s rich and diverse sectors.

The work of the Foundation is based on two guiding principles:

  • The voluntary youth sector plays a vital role in the lives of young people
  • The barriers facing young people are complex and cannot be solved in isolation

By working in partnership, YCF aims to bring in additional funding and resources as well as better utilise existing resources to create collaborative cross sector solutions and innovative entrepreneurial approaches that will benefit young people and champion Camden’s youth sector.

Types of Membership

The Young Camden Foundation’s membership is open to any one who wants to support young people in Camden.  Its current members are a vibrant collection of cross sector organisations committed to improving the opportunities available. There are three types of members:

YCF Members
Members are voluntary, charity and community groups operating within the London Borough of Camden working with children, young people and their families.

YCF Friends
Partners are local Camden stakeholders that wish to support the Young Camden Foundation and its aims. This may include local businesses, local statutory partners (such as Police, Health or local authority) or larger Voluntary and Charity organisations that are outside of the membership criteria.

YCF Partners
For those people and organisations who are excited about and support the work being done by the Young Camden Foundation but may not be eligible to be a member or partner.

For details on how to join, please visit YCF’s website.

The Team

Kyro Brooks – CEO
Holly Budgett – Operations Manager
Halima Nessa – Development Manager

Fiona Millar – Chair of the Trustees
Roman Arbuzov – Treasurer
Martin Pratt
Stephen Greene
Andre Kpodonu
Shelagh O’Connor
Mike Ward
Paula Peet
Jackie Crombie
Faaiza A. Laliii
Tom Simpson

Associate Trustees

Georgia Gould – Camden Council
Martin Abbas – Camden Clinical Commissioning Group
Matthew Casey – Metropolitan Police

Small Grant Funding

YCF announced its first small grants programme in March 2017.  18 local organisations were awarded a share of the £60,000 grants pot.  Projects focused on social cohesion, encouraging young people to work together across Camden’s diverse communities and supporting local youth volunteering.

YCF is working to secure funding to continue making grants on an annual basis.

Contact Details

Twitter: @Young_Camden
Facebook: Young Camden Foundation