06 07 '21
Comments Off on Founder Patrons at Future: Meet the Abrahart’s

“Youth are the future so why not invest in them and help them get it right”. Sitting with James and Jacqui Abrahart on a Zoom call, one Future Youth Zone’s Founder Patrons, it hit home once again just how impactful somewhere, something or someone can be when you are a young person, and how that…

06 07 '21
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Ana is 16 years old and has been attending Future for a year. “Life before I joined Place2Be (Future’s one-to-one counselling) was really hard and quarantine didn’t make that any better. I joined Future because I heard there was a place to talk, I struggle with my mental health, family issues and self confidence; so…

26 03 '21
Comments Off on Period Poverty @ Future

Somewhere another woman is on her period, somewhere another woman is experiencing the same period cramps as you. Knowing we are not alone makes us stronger. No period should make a girl miss out. Future is here to support you with free period packs. Period Poverty means that a female has a lack of access…

11 03 '21
Comments Off on Exciting new projects on the horizon!

Hello Future Youth Zone and OnSide team, young people, supporters and partners! My name is Neel Parti and I am the new Head of Education at Future Youth Zone – I’m very excited to be here and really looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all! I am absolutely blown away by the…

28 01 '21
Comments Off on Future is accredited as a Living Wage Employer

Future has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Youth Zone continues to receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.75. In London, nearly a fifth of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 785,000 jobs. Despite this, we have committed to pay the real Living…

06 01 '21
Comments Off on 11 Foundation Charity Football Tournament
Jeremy West, Chairman and Managing Director of West and Coe Funeral Directors with the Future FC team 

On Friday 11th December 2020, eight young people from Future Youth Zone had the opportunity to take part in a Football Competition hosted by Joe and Carly Cole’s 11 Foundation. The competition brought together teams from businesses and other organisations from across London in support of Future Youth Zone and the wider OnSide Network. The…

17 11 '20
Comments Off on Footsteps for Future

Thank you so much to all 35 of our Footsteppers that took part in the first annual Footstep for Future event this October! Each taking on the challenge of hitting 10,000 steps a day. That’s 310,000 from the 1st to the 31st of October. Every step that our amazing Footsteppers made has raised an overwhelming…

15 09 '20
Comments Off on Founder Patron takes on 500 miles cycle for Future!

Kenny MacKay, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ will be riding from Scotland to London to raise funds for Future Youth Zone. “I am passionate about the work they do across the country’s most disadvantaged areas. They give hope to young people in deprived areas, giving them somewhere safe and inspiring to spend…

10 09 '20
Comments Off on Summer Holiday Club with lots of helping hands!

What a Summer we have had at Future Youth Zone! After moving our entire offer for young people online during lockdown, we have now come to the end of welcoming ‘Back to the Future’ 180 junior members for our action-packed Summer Holiday Club. With kind support from Barking and Dagenham Council and The National Lottery…

05 06 '20
Comments Off on Future Youth Zone receives funding from Countryside Communities Fund

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, has donated over £18,000 from the Countryside £1m communities fund to three local initiatives in Barking & Dagenham and Future was lucky enough to be one of the three local charities to receive this funding. During the coronavirus crisis, we have been supporting young people virtually through one-to-one phone…

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