Hogarth Charitable Trust
About the Charity: a brief history
Walter (“Wally”) Welsh established the Centre in 1955. Wally helped local schools, girl guides, football teams and the handicapped. He worked closely with young people’s relatives, teachers and the local police. Wally retired from youth work in 1988 and was awarded the MBE for lifelong services to youth work. Wally passed away in November 2009.
Tony Heap took on Wally’s role running the Centre in 1990 until 2003 when he became the Centre Manager, eventually retiring in 2018. For many years Tony worked with his wife Carol who also instructed dance, karate and yoga. Carol passed away in December 2006. The Carol Heap annual 6-aside football tournament honours her memory.
The Hogarth Charity was created in December 2000 to manage the Centre to sustain the delivery of a youth service. Until the end of 2018, the London Borough of Hounslow (“LBH”) was responsible for resourcing and funding the youth service delivered from the Centre. When this support ended, the Board of Trustees assumed full responsibility for the youth service as well as the Centre’s other activities. Led by Youth Officer Denny Anthony, Project 2019 was the Charity’s first calendar year providing an independent youth service which continues this year with Project 2020.
Hogarth Charitable Trust Co. Ltd
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Long term resident of Chiswick and supporter of the Centre.
Long term user of the Centre.
Long term user of the Centre.
The 300 or more young people in our community who regularly attend the Hogarth’s Youth Programme are the Charity’s single most important stakeholder. The Charity exists to serve them at a critical time in their personal development, as best it can and for as long as it can. Put simply, our young people come first.
Hogarth Charitable Trust not only represents the young people and their passion, but we replicate it in our own ethos and practice. We put the young people at the forefront of our work and their passion and commitment drives the Trust. The Trustees are deeply committed to youth work in terms of informal education, life skills, and youth equality.
Those who attend the youth programme come from very diverse backgrounds, but they all prize access to a safe and secure place outside of school and home. They are equally united in their determination to make a better future for themselves via an informal education which builds not only key life skills, but also nurtures lasting friendships. By helping themselves and each other, they are best placed to enter adulthood as fully participating citizens, either transiting directly into the job market or higher education.
The Board of Trustees works alongside the Youth Team to ensure that it is appropriately resourced and the programme which the Team designs is as rich and as varied as possible. Feedback from the young people helps to tailor the programme in any given year. Key deliverables are agreed at the start of each year and then monitored monthly.
Trustees recognise that there is always more that can be done to build the programme and broaden its appeal. We are determined to secure multiple long term funding sources to support sustainable programme development. By forging partnerships with local residents and businesses the important social contract with our community is strengthened.