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Earlier this year we were awarded a £600,000 grant from the Youth Investment Fund to provide Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering with a new inclusive youth club in each area. These clubs will be set up for young people aged 10-25 yrs,  An inclusive youth work curriculum will be in place including sport and activities – with an emphasis upon catering for young people with disabilities.

The project will also incorporate alternative activities such as music and drama with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through sport and recreation.

What is the Youth Investment Fund?YIF is a £40 million investment funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Big Lottery Fund. It aims to support voluntary, community and social enterprise youth organisations to deliver, expand and create high quality local youth provision. The Fund targets six disadvantaged areas across England in East London, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, Tees Valley and Sunderland, Bristol and Somerset and Eastern Counties.

 NOW OPEN!     


Thames Phab Youth Club 

When: Thursdays 6.00- 8.00pm
Where: Sue Bramley Children’s Centre, Bastable Avenue, Barking IG11 0LH
Please contact Natasha at: natashaw@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org


UMC Phab Youth Club                                                               

When: Tuesdays 6.00-8.00pm
Where: Upminster Methodist Church, 2 Hall Lane, Upminster, RM14 1AE
Please contact Katie at: katiec@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org


Wanstead Youth Club 

When: Thurdays 6.00-8.00pm
Where: Wanstead Youth Centre, 144 Elmcroft Ave, London E11 2DB
Please contact Callum at: callumc@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org