Save the date! The Youth Innovation Fund Launch.

On 18th September, 5.30pm-7.30pm at Matthews Yard, central Croydon, Reedham Children's Trust will be launching our new approach to investing in innovative ways of working with vulnerable young people to improve their life outcomes.

As part of our collaboration with charitable and voluntary organisations within the Croydon Youth Consortium (CYC), Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) and Reedham Children’s Trust have committed to support a new model of youth provision in Croydon, one that extends to the most vulnerable young people in and across our borough, and which builds supportive relationships with them and their families, both in schools and in local community settings. Our purpose is to find and develop innovative ways of empowering young people through work with schools and connecting young people in their communities.

New projects include:

  • Box Therapy – integrating non-contact boxing with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Accessible, relevant, and effective for young people who are often excluded from mainstream services, including those who are at risk of involvement in serious violence.
  • Bleed and First Aid Kits – distribution and education. To distribute Bleed and First Aid kits across south London, with the necessary accompanying education, to save lives through immediate first aid responses to serious youth violence.
  • Role Models Project (learning STEM based skills) - weekly workshops for vulnerable girls and young women focused on learning 3D printing skills as a platform for exploring who the girls’ role models are and telling their stories in a physically and psychologically safe space.
  • The Creative Empowerment Programme - a creative arts skills and therapeutic mentoring service to young people in schools, providing them with the opportunity to explore a career in professional DJ-ing, Radio Presenting, Podcasting, Editing and Filming.

Plus you can hear about our existing partner projects and enjoy some delicious food provided, courtesy of young people attending our Croydon Safe Space project with Good Food Matters.

We will also be celebrating the 180th anniversary of Reedham Children’s Trust, Croydon’s oldest dedicated children’s charity. 

Please join us and help us shape a positive future for the young people of Croydon today.

Please register your interest here if you haven't done so already. 

For further information please contact the team via [email protected], 02086601461 or 07837339113.