Project information


ARCC is a charity working with Asian children and young people seeking support for our youth service that will deliver transformative outcomes for poor children and families.
Our youth hub will provide activities that address health and wellbeing, recreation, education and social integration

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Asian Resource Centre Of Croydon Limited

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  • Need


    ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” ~ F. Douglas’
    Children from homes affected by poverty – face multiple obstacles and are less likely to reach their full potential. 50% of young children under 11 will be left alone during the summer holidays - 30% of children return from school holidays malnourished
    They need food, support, help with their education, social interaction and feel a sense of belonging. They need to have someone to talk to outside of their home


    We wish to develop a children and young persons’ hub that can give children the support they need outside of their home to help them to overcome their obstacles to become the best that they can be.
    We believe these needs can be met through a holistic programme of Education, Socialisation, Recreation, Health & Wellbeing and Inspirational mentoring, transformative information and counselling.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide educational services.


    » Tutoring, homework club, scholarships, cultural classes and career advice

    What success will look like

    Success will be: improved educational outcomes and grades for poorer children across the borough whose families cannot usually afford extra tuition.

    Aim 2

    To provide recreational services for children and young people


    » Sports and dance classes, debate forums, stress free clubs

    What success will look like

    Increased self esteem/confidence, reduced isolation, Increased support networks, improved living skills and improved mental health of young people who access our activities.

    Aim 3

    To provide Health & Wellbeing services for children and young people


    » Sports, nutrition, exercise, tech free zones and dance.

    What success will look like

    Increased health awareness and improved fitness. Increased knowledge about healthy eating and mental health.

    Aim 4

    Socialization for children and young people


    » Outings, celebrations, events.

    What success will look like

    Increased social networks and reduction in social isolation

    Aim 5

    Inspirational transformative information.


    » Counselling, peer mentoring, cultural awareness, talent scoping, crime awareness.

    What success will look like

    Increased confidence in talking about issues that affect children and young people in the home, school and daily life. Increased aspiration to reach their goals.

  • Impact


    The long term success of this project would be providing early intervention that diverts children and young people from negative outcomes and breaks the cycle of poverty, through enabling poor and disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential. Change will occur by giving them the same equal chances that all children should have in a fair society.


    An identified risk is the non engagement of young people on a long term basis to give the programme enough time to make an impact on their lives.

    We have a diverse range of projects that are on offer and have developed a pathway from engagement through to progression providing extra support to retain engagement of the young person.


    We will monitor the outcomes of the project through collecting regular feedback, focus groups of children and young people and case studies. At the end of the year we will produce a report of all the activities and the impact the project has made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,000 Staff costs P/T Co-ordinator
      £7,680 Dance classes Tutor 2x wkly
      £8,000 Tuition Tutor 2 x wkly
      £7,680 Sports Tutor 2 x wkly
      £3,000 Events 1 x qtrly
      £9,360 Advice & Guidance 4 Sessional workers
      £5,000 Venue Hire Hall hire for 52 weeks
      £3,280 Volunteer expenses 6 volunteers per week
  • Background


    We are located in West Croydon, Broad Green ward which is highly deprived and populated by 18,652. 70% of the ward are non white with Asian being the largest group of 44%. Asians represent 17% of Croydon 375,000 population.


    Our project will benefit children and young people from the ages of 4 to 18 years of age and will deliver services to 50-60 children and young people per week.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are keen to engage and support children and young people and held consultation events to identify the issues they are facing and framed our project to meet their identified needs.

    These young people are often socially isolated and rarely are allowed to mix outside of their cultural group. ARCC's reputation over 18 years is highly respected and known for multi-cultural activities and is an organisation that parents know and would entrust their children and young people to attend.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ima Miah

    Director of Operations

    Aisha Bryant-Abdullah MA.

    Strategic Partnership Manager

    Jennine Bailey

    Youth Project Co-ordinator

    Janet Clarke

    Careers Guidance worker