Project information

The Archway Project

The Archway Project supports children in need. We work with children with complex needs who desperately need the help, encouragement & mentoring our services provide. Our team help them through the tough times in life.


Charity information: The Archway Project Ltd

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  • Need


    The Archway Project is based in Thamesmead, London SE2, which is one of the most deprived areas in England. We provide a service that is unique and is especially successful in engaging a vulnerable young people with complex needs.

    We aim to improve the lives of young people who face difficult circumstances.


    Our methods have been refined over the past 35 years, almost all our staff have graduated from our programs so easily emphasise with the challenges our members face. We find that by providing a safe supportive environment, creating trusting and compassionate professional relationships allows our us to support positive behaviour change. We do this by....

    • Providing bespoke ‘wraparound care and support’
    • Providing meaningful skills and qualifications.
    • Providing positive activities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We hope to improve the lives of young people


    » Provide Support & Care by assigning a key worker who assesses their needs and provides tailored support & mentoring.
    » Provide Skills and Qualifications that are 100% practical. Our style of delivery quickly proves that learning can be fun.
    » Provide regular Positive Activities that offer shared experiences which in turn fosters positivity and growth.

    We will survey all of our young participants using 1-2-1, questionnaires and group forums and we will seek feedback from carers, parents, and referral agencies.

  • Impact


    We hope to improve many aspects of a child's life. A lasting sense of identity, self-confidence, raised aspirations and a more positive outlook on life's opportunities are key.

    We hope they leave us with the practical skills and a BTEC qualification that allows them to access higher education, apprenticeships or ultimately meaningful employment.

    We hope that our enrichment program provides appropriate respite and time away to allow the individual to grow in confidence.


    In these difficult times of austerity, lack of funding is one of the many challenges we face. We have a fundraising strategy and a robust procurement policy in place.


    We will produce an impact report, publish stats, images and case studies via our digital media channels.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £88,069

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      Amount Heading Description
      £600 Safety Health and Safety training
      £9,032 Workshop Cost of running and maintaining workshop
      £11,840 Programme Young people's academic registrations and admin charges
      £66,597 Premises Premises/establishment expenses
  • Background


    The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks Thamesmead 5,307 out of 32,482, 1 being the most deprived. Over 70% of households struggle with low/no income; significant age/cultural disparities; benefit dependency; poor housing; domestic violence; crime; substance abuse and family breakdowns are high. Social Housing accounts for 41% of stock against a national average of 19%. Greenwich has the 5th highest unemployment rate of any London borough and 48% of 19 year olds have no qualifications.


    The project is designed for children and young people who are in some way disadvantaged. The term 'disadvantaged' for Archway is broad as over 25 agencies refer young people to us. They can be involved in the judicial system, in care, excluded from mainstream education, socially isolated, have problems at home or have a physical or mental disability. Those with a mental disability primarily have ADHD or Autism, however other problems include cerebral palsey, complex health needs and Tourette's.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Archway Project has been transforming young lives since 1982, our services have been fine tuned and refined to deliver results.

    Over 25 different agencies refer to our Thamesmead centre and in recent years have we have delivered programs remotely across nine London Boroughs.

    2016/17 stats
    • 87% of students that completed the course achieved the BTEC qualification they were entered for.
    • 13% of students that completed the course rolled back to a lower grade BTEC.
    • 12% drop out rate.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Neil Monaghan

    Operations Manager. Londoner, electronic music fan, BBQ fanatic who runs supper clubs for fun and loves street culture. Neil heads-up operations

    Will Page Course Development Manager

    Family man, motorcyclist - road and racing, fan of anything with wheels. Will works directly with our members and develops new and existing courses.


Allows us to open one evening each week for upto 25 young people.