Our Funding Model
The Charity began its independent youth service in January 2019 with a small capital reserve which provides some limited financial resilience.
The Charity licenses spaces in the Centre to several small, community orientated businesses which each pay a monthly license fee. In a normal year, after Centre operating and maintenance costs these license fees generate an annual surplus which contributes towards the youth programme. The youth service funding gap which remains must be met by grants, corporate sponsorships and donations from local residents and other charities.
In mid-2019, the Charity created the Friends of the Hogarth group which now comprises some 100 local residents and small businesses that have generously donated both money and gifts. All such donations are strictly ring-fenced to fund the youth programme.
The Charity continues to look for local partnerships and funding opportunities to sustain and expand the youth services and welcomes any suggestions
Make a Difference: Become a Trustee
If you believe that:
• all young people in the borough should have the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives
• we need a sustainable Centre that provides a range of life enhancing activities for all
Then this could be the role for you!
The Role Description:
We welcome written applications from people from all backgrounds who can bring their life experiences or professional skills to the team of independent Trustees. All work carried out by Trustees is unpaid.
Working closely with the Centre Manager and Youth Officer, Trustees meet formally about six times a year. Meetings are typically held midweek at the Centre and last for around two hours.
How to Apply:
An application form and full role description can be found below.
They are also available by calling the Centre Office on 0208 747 1999 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org