Charity information


DESCENDANTS is a community youth group working to inspire, mentor and uplift children and young people. Established in 1993 the group has made a positive impact in the lives of hundreds of children.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement


    DESCENDANTS’ main aims are to create an environment where children and young people, primarily but not exclusively of African and Caribbean descent aged 5-15 years, can learn together to appreciate each other's cultures and traditions and to instil in them a sense of identity and to develop a true sense of pride in their heritage.

    DESCENDANTS aims are to:

    To engage with children, young people and parents,
    To engage with schools on aspects of culture and black history
    To develop partnerships with organisations that work directly with children of African and Caribbean descent
    To establish links with the wider community
    To establish links with Africa and the Caribbean
    To counteract, as far as possible, negative images of the black community portrayed by the media.


    At DESCENDANTS, we focus on African and Caribbean culture. We explore history and we experiment with art, craft, music, drama and dance. We also mark significant times in history with celebrations, plays and events.

    We aim to encourage our children and young people who attend Descendants to:

    develop a sense of pride in their abilities,
    develop self-confidence,
    develop knowledge of their history and ancestry,
    appreciate the wealth of achievements accomplished by our ancestors and people in our community today,
    celebrate the achievements of positive role models in the community today,
    play their part in the community.

  • Aims

    Descendants aims to:

    • To establish a new permenant office space, and additional space for us to hold our weekly sessions.
    • To employ a paid staff, to help promote the work of the organisation
    • To develope expertise so we can fundraise and get enough money to fund our projects.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1109057

    Board members: 11

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 447745889521

    Address: Descendants Acton Town Hall Winchester Street Acton London W3 6NE

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website