Project information

Baytree Youth Summer Project

Many young people rarely leave their area and this can limit their aspiration. We will provide young people with a varied programme of trips & activities embedded with the personal development skills needed to increase their confidence and encourage them to dream bigger for themselves.

6 weeks

Charity information: Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation (DHEF)

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  • Need


    The Baytree Centre for Women and Girls is located in Lambeth, one of the most deprived boroughs in the country. Those accessing the centre face multiple barriers to inclusion: lack of English language skills; poverty; poor housing; isolation; depression; racism and discrimination; abusive homes; family breakdown and a lack of family support and structure. As a result of their isolation, young women are stuck in a cycle of low self-esteem and low aspirations.


    By providing young women with the opportunity to try new things and visit new places they will start to develop the confidence they need to succeed. The activities we will offer will be aligned with the four streams of our GEMS Youth provision: Grow, Enjoy, Move and Study. This allows us to create a varied programme that has something for everyone and encourages young people to become well-rounded adults.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide isolated young women with engaging activities over the summer holiday.


    » Involve girls in the planning of trips and workshops.
    » Activities will include: museum visits, swimming, cookery and a picnic, Oasis Adventure Playground, a sports day

    At least 60 girls participating in Baytree summer activities

    Aim 2

    To broaden their horizons and encourage the girls to aim high


    » Visit an interesting places such as the seaside and museums
    » Running practical creative, dance and drama workshops
    » Encourage physical fitness: preparing a healthy picnic, going swimming and playing other sports.

    Girls will be given evaluation forms at the end of the project to assess whether they now feel more positive about their life and career aspirations

  • Impact


    Long term, young women who participate in this project will be more comfortable leaving their local area and have more knowledge of the world outside of Brixton. They will also have a greater understanding of their own talents and interests and have the confidence to pursue their dreams.


    There is a risk that volunteers leading activities will drop out and they will not be able to go ahead. However, we always over recruit volunteers and have members of staff on standby just in case people cannot make it.


    Donors will receive a monthly project update email and any changes that have been made. Donors will receive a final email update in September 2017 informing of them of how the project went.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Staff/Admin Planning and leading activities
      £2,000 Activities Entrance fees, travel, food for activities
      £500 Equipment Ingredients, sports equipment, props for creative clas
  • Background


    The Centre is located in Lambeth, one of the most deprived boroughs in the country (IMD 2010 ranked Lambeth 5th in London, 14th nationally) and caters to women and girls living in some of Lambeth’s most deprived wards (Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill, Brixton Hill, Vassall) which are all above the national average in Income Deprivation, Child Poverty, Unemployment, Long Term Unemployment and Overcrowding, revealing a need for education leading towards employment Source: NHS Health Profiles


    60 young women and girls from the local community

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Baytree Centre has a 25 year record of serving the vulnerable and isolated women and girls in the Brixton area. We have an unbroken track record of franchising with Lambeth College, repeat funding from trusts and an untarnished reputation with the local community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Olive Ahmed

    Olive Ahmed is the Youth Manager at Baytree. She will work with users to plan a fun timetable of activities over the summer holiday.

    Rosanna Zach

    Rosanna Zach is the Volunteer Manager at Baytree and will be recruiting all the volunteers needed to run the project successfully.

    Amy Owens

    Amy Owen is a youth worker at Baytree and will support Olive and Rosanna to plan the activities and recruit volunteers.