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Project information

AYP Summer Programme

We would like to provide 100 young people in Brent with the opportunity to reach their full potential as leaders and positive members of society through a series of developmental workshops, mentoring sessions and social programmes. This will aid the young people in developing in a holistic way.

July 2018 - August 2018

Charity information: Ansar Youth Project

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  • Need


    There is a large proportion of young people that do not have access to opportunities that allow them to develop. The main reasons are:
    - Many youth programmes only engage young people from a particular background or ethnicity.
    - There are youth programmes arranged by Synagogues, Mosques, Churches, Temples etc, but these are themed around religion.
    - Some young people cannot afford current youth services.


    - Our project will be based in an area of wide cultural diversity, so no single ethnic group is targeted specifically. Also, we will provide culturally sensitive sessions young people from all backgrounds feel welcomed.
    - No religious themes will be used. This ensures that people of all faiths can attend our sessions.
    - The Summer Project will be provided free of charge.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Help young people develop interpersonal skills through participating in developmental workshops


    » Workshops including teamwork & leadership, communication, conflict resolution and business.
    » Take young people on developmental trips that they will organise and manage independently with the help and support of youth workers/mentors.
    » Engage young people in the youth programmes that the organisation has set in place for the community

    What success will look like

    - Recording the completion of workshops and the impact it had on the young people. Providing young people with feedback forms on areas they feel they have developed.

    Aim 2

    Aid young people in becoming active leaders in the community


    » Create a youth management committee and involve young people in the day-to-day running and management of Ansar Youth Project.
    » Allow young people to run their own projects, through the support from the core management team.

    What success will look like

    Support young people in running successful projects in the community and provide them with mentors who will closely monitor their performance.

    Aim 3

    Provide leisure activities that are not necessarily accessible to all young people in Brent.


    » Fun and engaging trips and leisure activities including sports, video games, table tennis etc.

    What success will look like

    Successfully engaging young people who do not participate in mainstream provisions and recording their outcomes in session evaluation forms.

  • Impact


    Young people will gain skills such as teamwork, leadership, confidence, social and interpersonal skills etc.
    These will be demonstrated by participants:
    - running their own projects
    - mentoring other young people
    - engaging in developmental workshops.


    One potential risk is a fall in attendance as the project continues. To prevent this, we will send text reminders to participating young people to inform them of the dates and times of upcoming sessions/meetings.


    Donors will be kept up to date with the success of the project through social media and email. Young people will be encouraged to write articles towards a quarterly newsletter that outlines their successes and the outcome of the projects they have been managing.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £27,425

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,125 Senior Youth Worker Wages Wages for 2 Senior Youth Workers (25 hours per week for 6 weeks)
      £750 Volunteer Expenses Expenses for 25 volunteers over the 6 week programme
      £3,000 12 x Developmental Workshops Various developmental workshops
      £2,500 Youth Programme Resources Equipment for youth programmes
      £6,300 12 x Trips Various trips in and around London - these will relate to the content covered in the workshops
      £3,150 Travel Young people travel cost via public transport
      £3,600 Food Cost for feeding 30 young people over the 24 sessions (workshops and trips)

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    John Lyons Charity £6,625 Guaranteed
    Wembley Stadium Trust £7,500 Guaranteed
    London Youth £2,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Ansar Youth Project
    Wembley Youth Centre
    London Road
    HA9 7EU

    The AYP building is located in one of Brent's most accessible towns, which allows us to reach all potential participants quite easily.


    AYP targets young people aged between 8 and 18 who have been marginalised by various barriers including:
    Disability and special needs - AYP’s youth workers are given training on how to deal with young people with special needs.
    Background – AYP makes sure that young people from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures are able to attend.
    Income status - All of AYP’s activities are free so no young person feels left out.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    AYP has previously run programs which successfully engaged young people:

    A half term activity week (Harrow and Later on Brent – Over 150 young people engaged in positive activities including drop-in activities such as pool and table tennis as well as specialised workshops in first aid, enterprise etc

    Weekly Youth Club Sessions in Brent and neighbouring boroughs (500 young people per annum) – These were run in the same format as the above.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sarah Tahir

    Youth Programme Manager

    Noor Al-Mousawi

    Youth Programme Coordinator

    Zuhayr Kassam

    Youth Programme Coordinator

    Baqer Abboud

    Youth Sports Coordinator