Project information

Baytree 2019 - Increasing potential

Many of the young people we work with rarely leave their area and this can limit their aspiration. We will provide 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

July 2019 - August 2019

Charity information: The Baytree Centre

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  • Need


    We want young women and girls, who otherwise would be stuck at home, to have the opportunity to have a memorable 2019 full of exploring, trips and workshops.


    We will organise activities throughout the summer holidays based on our young peoples thoughts and ideas and offering them the opportunity of putting their organisational and teamwork skills into action.
    This will include: museum visits, sporting activities, healthy eating projects; arts and creative projects. Summer celebratory activities will include a family picnic and fun day. All the activities will aim to support physical & mental health; family cohesion, building confidence & self esteem

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide isolated young women with active and engaging activities for the summer holidays


    » Girls planning and developing the summer programme.
    » Cultural Visits
    » Activities that improve physical & mental wellbeing
    » Family & community event

    What success will look like

    100 girls to participate in the programme. At least 20 of whom are refugees or migrants.

    Aim 2

    To broaden their horizons and encourage the girls to aim high.


    » Residential
    » Volunteering

    What success will look like

    15 girls to participate in the programme. At least 5 of whom are refugees or migrants.

  • Impact


    At the end of the project girls report that they have enjoyed and broadened their interest and participated in activities they would not have done otherwise.
    Girls will be given evaluation forms to assess whether after the project they now feel more positive about their life and career aspirations


    There is a risk that not enough young people will register. However, every year we are oversubscribed and we do a lot of promotion before activities start to ensure we have enough take up.
    There is also 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 one project update email before the project begins letting them know how recruitment is going and what we have planned . Donors will receive a final email update in September 2019 informing of them of how the project went.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Staff/Admin Planning and leading activities
      £1,500 Activities Entrance fees, travel, food for activities
      £1,000 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


    100 young women and girls from the local community. At least 20 of whom are refugees or migrants.
    Parents will also benefit as they value having something for their children to do where they know they are safe and also positively stimulated.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Baytree Centre has a 26 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 is the Youth Manager and she will work with users to plan a fun timetable and will be leading many of the activities.

    Angela Parkes

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

    Katie Bell

    Katie Bell is a youth worker at Baytree and will support Olive and Rosanna to plan the activities and work with the young women.