A2Dominion secures £5,000 to help disadvantaged young people in West London
A2Dominion successfully secured £5,000 in funding this July to continue its flourishing West London youth club, in partnership with YMCA.
‘The Base Youth Club’ located at A2Dominion’s community centre in West Drayton, aims to promote training opportunities for young people within the local area.
The youth club, aimed at 11-19 year olds, will now be supported by Hillingdon Community Trust and funded by Heathrow. The project aims to help 40 young people from West Drayton with education, training, fitness and wellbeing.
Heather David, Head of Community Investment at A2Dominion, said: “With 4,000 children living in poverty across the borough of Hillingdon and 30% of children living in single-parent families, our youth club is a much needed resource for local families.’
“A2Dominion has been delivering youth projects in Hillingdon for over six years and our dedication to young people has paid off, for the first time in 2014, Hillingdon pupils achieved higher GSCE’s results than the national average.”
“Youth Clubs aren’t simply social events, they can be a vital mechanism for young people to develop themselves both in and out of the classroom.”
A2Dominion has been working with YMCA for the past six years. Speaking about the project, YMCA Club Leader, Gerome Francis commented: “Young people need a place to socialise without being caught up in gang- related activities or anti-social behaviour. The Base offers young people in the community and surrounding areas a safe place to come and express themselves.”
This perspective is echoed by A2Dominion West Drayton resident, Marisa Tovey, “It’s already made such a difference to the children on our estate. I hope it continues to grow and make a positive impact on our kids.”