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In 2017 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.

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 targeted six disadvantaged areas across England in East London, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, Tees Valley and Sunderland, Bristol and Somerset and Eastern Counties.    

UMC Phab Youth Club  

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

Royals Phab Youth Club                     

When: Wednesdays 4.30-6.00pm                                Where: Rainham Royals, Viking Way, Rainham, RM13 9YG
Please contact Jamie at: jamied@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org

Wanstead Youth Club 

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

"I enjoy meeting up with my friends and having a laugh and joke with them, playing sports and art stuff"
Aged 12