Project information

VOYAGE - Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC)

VOYAGE is currently recruiting up to 200 young leaders to be inspired through participation in Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC) program for 2016. Your donations and contribution to our Young leaders program for 2016. A £1000 investment in the YLFSC will produce 1 young BAME leader.

January 2016 - December 2016

Charity information

Voyage Youth

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  • Need


    Increase the level of educational attainment in BME communities.
    Reduce the violence on the streets – by increasing the peace and reducing post code conflict
    Build the much needed trust between black communities and Police and other criminal justice bodies


    The VOYAGE approach is based on bringing 100 young people together from across 12-20 secondary schools from 5 London boroughs in an inspired programme designed to create leaders. In particular leaders that participate in policy formation fora, employment and training partnerships and through raised media awareness advocate for policy and procedural change.
    Our programme is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and VOYAGE programmes help young people think about their actions.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To advance in life and help BME young people by providing support, activities and education.


    » 1.A two day induction programme in Hackney Community College in August 2016 seeking costs towards the venue hire and tutor fees
    » A three day residential in an outdoor facility August 2016
    » 10 weeks course delivery starting in September to be hosted at hackney Community College which includes costs toward tutor fees and venue hire
    » A high quality graduation event-taking place in December 2015, which includes costs towards professional artists, tutor costs and award prizes

    200 young people to be recruited from 6 boroughs in London ability to complete the course and received BTEC certificate. Empower them to be leaders in their communities

  • Impact


    Will encourage young people from the BME to achieve higher education level
    To reduce crime committed by BME. Strong, resilience and resistance to peer pressure.•increased understanding and trust in the police. Increased sense of personal and social responsibility. increased societal and community participation beyond programme involvement. raised educational attainment at key stage 3.
    From feed back received from School teacher and parents of young people and YP themselves


    There is the Financial risk that the gap left in the total budget for the project would not raised and the risk that young people will be disappointed if they do not complete the course


    All main funders, will receive a monthly will received an update report throughout the project through output/ delivery report while other funders would be updated on quarterly basis on the progress of the young people on the course. Schools are reported to on each YP from their school.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £160,490

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      Amount Heading Description
      £74,800 Direct cost Tutors wages, classroom hire
      £25,843 Overhead cost Office overhead, rent, stationery and marketing
      £19,230 Staff wages Office and project staff, residential cost
      £40,617 Residential transport , rent and catering
  • Background


    The project will run from Hackney Community College but young people would be recruited from 22 schools drawn from 6 boroughs of London


    Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) young people from 6 borough in London and the programme will address issues of low educational achievement in targeted communities and neighborhoods.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    VOYAGE is now 13 years old and in that time it has developed excellent relations in over 16 key London Borough and has draw on these relationships to deepen exploration of its programme value and impact.The programme provides an excellent opportunity to involve the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) who are engaged to assist workshop delivery, support the residential weekend and are active participants in creative role-play discussions and scenarios.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    CEO And Head Of Fundraisin

    Will be responsible for managing and fundraising for the project

    Finance Manager

    To oversee the costing and finance of the business

    Program Manager

    See to the operaional aspect of the YLFSC project