2020 Challenge - Support for 1,000 Young People

by Young Harrow Foundation in Harrow, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 26th February 2020 we successfully raised £770 with 20 supporters in 48 days

Help us raise funding to support 1,000 young people in crisis. Our aim is to raise £5,000, towards the £100,000 target at our Gala Event.

by Young Harrow Foundation in Harrow, England, United Kingdom

Young Harrow Foundation together with the unwavering support of Lawrence Grant on their 50th birthday, are proudly hosting a luxurious three-course FUNDRAISING Gala Dinner and celebration on the evening of FRIDAY 7 February 2020  at the beautiful Drapers Hall. 

This will be an evening of Music and Special Guests in aid of children and young people in Harrow - ticket cost £175. The event is designed to match fund what we manage to secure in advance with a total overall target of £100,000.  

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We have secured £50,000 from generous philanthropists including ES Broadcast, Rainbow Fostering and Harrow Council and aim to raise a further £50,000 from your donations and on the night.   

In the past, philanthropists and donors have often chosen one charity to support. It is, however, impossible for one charity to solve societies problems.  

There are so many causes that we want to support it is harder than ever to know who to give to. 

Young Harrow Foundation is fully funded with the key aim of raising money for local charities without taking a penny from donations thus ensuring 100% of any donation goes directly to the cause. We can also guarantee to ensure that any money given towards improving children and young people’s lives will go to the charities who will make the biggest impact.

The money raised will be used towards the creation of a small grants pot which will be open to YHF member organisations working directly with children and young people across the borough to apply for between £1,000 to £5,000 to deliver a range of projects that positively address the 5 key areas identified in our recent ‘This is Harrow’ report. 

Mental Health: 1 in 5 Young People in Harrow have told us they struggle with their Mental Health. 17% of young people or their closest friends have struggled with suicidal though in the last 3 months.  The funding given in this area will be towards developing programmes designed to give all young people access to the support they need. 

Youth Violence: this has become a common and increasing occurrence in Harrow. London recently overtook New York City’s murder rate for the first time in contemporary history as our capital has been overwhelmed with a spate of stabbings. The funding in this area will be used to develop programmes and outreach on our streets and estates to inspire and support young people to break out of this cycle of violence and to help equip parents to see and address early signs of dangerous behaviour.

Employability:  33% of young people said that they don’t know what they want to do with their life and have got no one to talk to.  We want to your ensure our local young people have employment aspirations. The funding in this area will be towards developing programmes that provide essential skills, explain and explore options and provide opportunities for young people to get into a work environment with confidence and support.

Inequalities: 4,900 Young People in Harrow are living in deprived circumstances. Food poverty has become one of the areas that is negatively impacting young peoples’ lives and hunger is a daily experience.  The funding in this area will be towards developing programmes that can address this unacceptable problem. 

Physical Health: 38% of all 10-20 year old's are not physically active and by the age of 15 this rises to over 50%.  The funding in this area will help develop programmes that actually engage young people and inspire them to access and enjoy physical activities and sport.

We need your help in making Harrow a happier, healthier, safer place for children and young people.

Your donation - however small - will help in making this happen. 

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

4 testimonial video's from Young People

We truly welcome donations of any amount but if you are able to give £100 or more we will send you 4 short video's over the next 6 months of testimonials from Young People who's lives have been improved as a result of your donation.

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